Windows XP under Hyper-V Server 2016


I installed a windows XP Pro sp3 as a new virtual machine  on an Hyper-V-Server 2016. The problem is that the mouse is not working !!

Thanks for your ideas
Hassan NOUR EL DINEIT ManagerAsked:
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Scott CSenior EngineerCommented:
It should work as it is supported.

Did you install the integration services after you set up the operating system in the virtual machine.

However, Microsoft support isn't available for issues you may run into when you use these operating systems as guest operating systems. Integration services for these operating systems aren't updated.

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
What kind of mouse?  Can you use a USB mouse?

XP may not be supported as a Hyper-V guest in such a new machine.
Scott CSenior EngineerCommented:
Now that being said, I have installed Windows XP on labs using VMware.

Mouse, video, audio all work as expected.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I have XP running under VMware Workstation 12.5.4 and mouse and all other functions work fine.
Scott CSenior EngineerCommented:
I've even gone so far back as to install Windows 3.11 in VMware Workstation and even that works flawlessly.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I have DOS, Windows 3.1, Windows 95 and all forward all here on my machine.
Scott CSenior EngineerCommented:
LOL!!!  You win.
Hassan NOUR EL DINEIT ManagerAuthor Commented:
I'm using a Dell usb mouse. This mouse is working well under others VM.

I know that XP is running well under VMWare. My problem is with Hyper-V-server 2016.

For the integrations Services What should I do exactly ?
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
In the link given to you above, there is a link to "integration services information" . Try that.
Hassan NOUR EL DINEIT ManagerAuthor Commented:
Yes, I tried to install the integration Services By clicking on : <Action> <Insert integration services disk> from the VM.

But I got the following message :
Error when adding peripheral Windows:Hyper-V:Virtial CD/DVD to "WinXPsp3".

I translated the message from french. WinXPsp3 is the name my VM.

If I'm right the integartion services is : vmguest.iso

I can't find this file on the Hyper-V-server 2016 disk.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Can you make a new XP guest, install fresh and try that?
Hassan NOUR EL DINEIT ManagerAuthor Commented:
This is a new guest
Hassan NOUR EL DINEIT ManagerAuthor Commented:
I find and downloaded a vmguest.iso coming from Windows 2012R2. I copied the Iso file to c:\windows\system32.

After that I could run the integration services on my XP VM.

Now the mouse is working. Great.

this is the URL of the download page :

Thanks for all ...
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Thanks for using integration services and thanks for the update.
Gary CaseRetiredCommented:
LOL!!!  You win.  ==>  Nah, not even close :-)

I have every OS back to CP/M running in VMWare virtual machines :-)

Several versions of MSDOS;  Win 3.1;  WFW 3.11;  Win 95;  Win98 original;  Win 98 SE;  Win ME;  Win 2000;  Win 2000 Server;  EVERY version of XP (including tablet and x64 versions);  EVERY version of Vista in both x32 and x64 versions;  EVERY version of '7 (including both x32 and x64 versions);  most versions of 8 & 8.1 (not all of the N & KN versions); and both Home & Pro versions of '10 in both x32 and x64 versions :-)    In addition to an install of MSDOS running UniDOS that allows CP/M to run just fine [I have WordStar v1.0 running in it :-) ]; and a few server versions [Win 2000, Server 2003, and Server 2008]    Plus about a dozen Linux installs of various flavors.
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