Windows XP under Hyper-V - no network or sound.


  1. Posts : 2,228
    Windows 11 Pro 64bit
       #1

    Windows XP under Hyper-V - no network or sound.


    I’m trying to install XP under Hyper-V & although it installs fine I find that the network disconnects immediately & states little or not network, also there’s no sound as it says there’s no audio card installed.
    I suspect XP is too old for Hyper-V.
    I require an older version to play some games which are no longer compatible with Windows 10 - even after running compatibility mode.

    Thanks in advance.
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  2. Posts : 12,474
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #2

    Is the host computer 64-bit/x64 or 32-bit/x86? Only the Pro version of WinXP was also available as x64 so it may be a driver issue for the hardware that Hyper-V is on.
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  3. Posts : 2,228
    Windows 11 Pro 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Berton said:
    Is the host computer 64-bit/x64 or 32-bit/x86? Only the Pro version of WinXP was also available as x64 so it may be a driver issue for the hardware that Hyper-V is on.
    64bit Windows 10 pro, installing XP home.
    The problem is that I can’t connect to the internet to download drivers.
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  4. Posts : 12,474
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #4

    The motherboard and its built-in adapters may not have drivers for WinXP. You may have do as I, hang on to any WinXP computer you come across to use. Does the game/s need Internet service? I came across a Dell Optiplex and it still can connect. If one of the free antivirus programs can still support WinXP I'd be sure to get it. If the 'net is not needed just install the games, could also see if they have an offline version using your Win10 to do it.
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  5. Posts : 25,053
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #5

    Bastet said:
    64bit Windows 10 pro, installing XP home.
    The problem is that I can’t connect to the internet to download drivers.

    The only network adapter that an XP VM can use is the Legacy Network Adapter. See Part Five in this tutorial.

    Hyper-V virtualization - Setup and Use in Windows 10


    Windows XP under Hyper-V - no network or sound.-xp-vm-legacy-network-adapter.png
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  6. Posts : 2,228
    Windows 11 Pro 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Bree said:
    The only network adapter that an XP VM can use is the Legacy Network Adapter. See Part Five in this tutorial.Hyper-V virtualization - Setup and Use in Windows 10

    Windows XP under Hyper-V - no network or sound.-xp-vm-legacy-network-adapter.png
    Thanks @Bree, yes I’m using the legacy driver, I get the connection but it states limited or no connectivity.
    @Berton: Game only needs internet to activate but I require audio more.

    I suspect I’m going to have to give up or see if I can find a genuine Win 8 pro key as I have a disk - the original key was used to
    upgrade Windows 10 home to pro.
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  7. Posts : 25,053
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #7

    Bastet said:
    ...also there’s no sound as it says there’s no audio card installed....
    There's no sound in a standard Hyper-V VM up to and including a Win10 guest, not unless you use an Enhanced session. Unfortunately an Enhanced session is not available for Generation 1 VMs which AFAIK is the only one you can use for an XP machine. See @Kari's tutorial....

    Turn On or Off Hyper-V Enhanced Session Mode in Windows 10
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  8. Posts : 2,228
    Windows 11 Pro 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Bree said:
    There's no sound in a standard Hyper-V VM up to and including a Win10 guest, not unless you use an Enhanced session. Unfortunately an Enhanced session is not available for Generation 1 VMs which AFAIK is the only one you can use for an XP machine. See @Kari's tutorial....

    Turn On or Off Hyper-V Enhanced Session Mode in Windows 10
    It appears that I most likely require Windows 7 & above to run the games.
    I’ll bear Kari’s tutorial in mind should I acquire Windows 7/8.
    Thanks @Bree.
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