1.    28 Dec 2016 #1
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    Windows 10 pro using Win Xp in Hyper-v connecting to LAN problem


    Hi Guys,
    Im new to the Windows 10 world, I am working with a small company with very outdated software...and hardware for that matter.
    I am trying to upgrade a PC to a new Desktop running windows 10 pro, that was the easy part. All the other old systems are running Windows XP and are connected to a central computer running Windows 2003 server. The software we use wont run on windows 10 so I am using Hyper V on the Windows 10 PC to emulate XP to connect to the server and be able to use the software for the business.

    I have a Hyper-V XP set up and have been able to add the network adaptor (Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller) through the virtual switch manager, but can not get it to show up.

    Hyper V aside I can not see the network I am trying to connect to from the regular Win 10 drives and devices list either, I am assuming it is because Server 2003 can not see Win 10, but I have been fooled before.

    So I am running out of ideas on how to solve this without re inventing the wheel, any suggestions would be great, hoping there is a simple solution that I have not banged my head against the wall lon enough to notice.
    Thanks in advance
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  2.    28 Dec 2016 #2
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    A Finnish expat in Germany
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    Hi Megaman, welcome to Ten Forums.

    Windows XP guest in Hyper-V cannot use the normal virtual network adapter, it needs a so called legacy adapter instead. See Part Five: Create a legacy Windows virtual machine (Windows Vista or earlier) in this tutorial to fix your issue: Hyper-V virtualization - Setup and Use in Windows 10

    Remove the current NIC (instructions with screenshot in tutorial step 5.4), add a legacy NIC (step 5.5), connect legacy NIC to your external Realtek switch (step 5.6).

    That's it, your Windows XP guest should now have network and Internet access.

    Kari
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  3.    28 Dec 2016 #3
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    Thread Starter

    Will give that a go
    thanks for the reply
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  4.    30 Dec 2016 #4
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    Thread Starter

    Thanks again,
    worked perfectly, great step by step guide got everything up and running
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  5.    30 Dec 2016 #5
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    A Finnish expat in Germany
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    You are welcome.
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