Why Hyper-V VPC, with Windows 8, accepts Copy & Paste from the hosting Windows 8 PC and the non-Windows 8 Hyper-V VPC doesn't

We various Hyper-V VPC in our Windows 8 Pro PC.  Only the Windows 8 VPC we can do Copy & Paste.  In other words, we open w8 VPC and can copy files and highlighted data from host to the VPC with no problem; yet, non-W8 can't.

Why in XP and Windows 7 Pro Hyper-V VPC don't?
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
Windows XP/Windows 7 don't have hyper-v they use Virtual PC.
If you are referring to Windows XP / Windows 7 running in Hyper-V you have to add the integration pack, also Windows 8/Server 2012 + are type 2 virtual machines, others are type 1 virtual machines
rayluvsAuthor Commented:
That's what we meant, Windows XP / Windows 7 running in Hyper-V in our Windows 8 PC.

Ok will check the integration pack.
rayluvsAuthor Commented:
All have integration pack.  Checked out in File >> Settings >> Integration Services, and all are the same (see pic below).

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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Your guest operating systems must support Enhanced Session mode - as far as I know (and according to this article) only Windows 8.1 and Server 2012 R2 support it.  Reference:
Quoting the above link:
The following guest operating systems support enhanced session mode connections:
    Windows Server 2012 R2
    Windows 8.1
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
Type 2 Virtual machines have more functionality than type 1 virtual machines
rayluvsAuthor Commented:
How do we set the VPC (XP & W7) to Type 2?
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
You don't.  They aren't supported as Type 2 Virtual machines.
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Connect to them via Remote Desktop instead of the Hyper-V console and you'll have copy and paste ability.

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rayluvsAuthor Commented:
So in conclusion the XP and Windows 7 VPC cannot do Cut & paste as to Windows 8 VPC because they can't be setup as Type2?

(how can we see what type is XP & W7 or is it be design?)
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Refer to my previous link posted above from Microsoft.   They don't list all the operating systems it's not compatible with; they list the operating systems that it is.
rayluvsAuthor Commented:
Understood.  So the only way is to use Cut & Paste for non-w8 VPS is using Remote Desktop?
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
rayluvsAuthor Commented:
Understood.  We'll give it a try before closing the question.
rayluvsAuthor Commented:
Sorry for the delay.

You are correct, using Remote Desktop Connection worked excellently, but for the XP VPC.  When trying the Windows 7 VPC it doesn't work.

What should we look for to fix whatever configuration missing?
There's no reason it shouldn't work. Win7 would by default not behave differently. Take a clean win7, please and make sure the clipboard is not for some reason deactivated in your rdp client option.
rayluvsAuthor Commented:
Forgot to tell you, as as we posted the question, we checked the clipboard setting in the RDP and it wasn't checked.

Ok works perfect!

Thanx for all your help!
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