1.    09 May 2016 #1
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    Configuring sound with Windows 98 and XP on Hyper-V.


    I have them both set up, but I don't seem to have any options to enable any sound in the hardware section of Hyper-V. Is it not possible to use these operating systems with sound? I used to use Windows Virtual PC 2007 and sound worked perfectly on those, both on 98 and XP.
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  2.    09 May 2016 #2
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    Virtual PC 2007 is old and could be support for newer hardware isn't there. Win98 didn't have as much in the way of drivers for various devices whether on the motherboard or as add-ins, nearly always needed driver software that accompanied the devices. The computer in your System Specs is, quite literally, too good for the old Operating Systems.
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  3.    10 May 2016 #3

    Hi there.

    Sound on Hyper-V seems a bit of an "Iffy" proposition -- it might work with settings in RDP when acessing the VM or you might be able to set the sound device as a Pass thru device. I think though you'd still have to get the sound via RDP.

    HDMI output confuses matters still further -- an HDMI splitter could be an answer RCA (and often optical) sound out as well as Video in full HD -- these are fine and usually work up to 1920 X 1080p (full HD). Another advantage is any HDMI encryption is usually stripped off by these devices too.

    There's no problems though if you have a multi-media server such as PLEX running on the VM -- sound can be played by remote devices that can access the server -- you don't even need a sound card at all on the Host if your multi-media servers are just playing on remote devices (TV's etc).

    If you need sound and are running Windows as a HOST machine I would tend to go for something like vmware / vbox -- HYPER-V seems more geared to workplace type servers where sound isn't usually important.

    As far as old OS'es are concerned - Para-Virtualisation is used (vmware tools etc) which provide Virtual drivers for sound / video etc so for Older OS'es using vmware and VBOX is a much better bet. Full virtualisation on older OS'es running on modern hardware is probably impossible to achieve anyway -- back in the days of Win 98 who had heard of a 64 bit CPU running a PC except in an Engineers mind in some expensive computer Lab at places like IBM etc.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  4.    10 May 2016 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zazabar View Post
    I have them both set up, but I don't seem to have any options to enable any sound in the hardware section of Hyper-V. Is it not possible to use these operating systems with sound? I used to use Windows Virtual PC 2007 and sound worked perfectly on those, both on 98 and XP.
    Hi Zazabar, welcome to the Ten Forums.

    Hyper-V only supports audio in these two cases:
    • Hyper-V Enhanced Mode > guest must be Windows 8 or later, Windows Server 2012 R2 or later
    • Remote Desktop Connection > all Windows guests, also legacy versions (Windows 7 and earlier)

    For instance I get the audio on my Windows XP Pro virtual machine in Hyper-V when starting it from the Hyper-V Manager, then connecting to it from host using Remote Desktop.

    Kari
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  5.    10 May 2016 #5

    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    Hi Zazabar, welcome to the Ten Forums.

    Hyper-V only supports audio in these two cases:
    • Hyper-V Enhanced Mode > guest must be Windows 8 or later, Windows Server 2012 R2 or later
    • Remote Desktop Connection > all Windows guests, also legacy versions (Windows 7 and earlier)

    For instance I get the audio on my Windows XP Pro virtual machine in Hyper-V when starting it from the Hyper-V Manager, then connecting to it from host using Remote Desktop.

    Kari

    Hi there

    Thanks @Kari for clearing that up

    I thought for older OS'es the probable way would have to be via RDP but wasn't sure.

    Same when using HDMI as your main Monitor out too --since those earlier OS'es won't have drivers for HDMI either --RDP avoids the issue of course.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  6.    14 May 2016 #6
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    Sorry for the delayed response, but I've been very busy as of late. I'll check this thread again after work and have a response ready. Thanks for the posts, fellas.
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  7.    24 May 2016 #7
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    Alright, I finally got everything set up. I have all of my credentials set up to allow me to remotely connect to my Virtual XP and allow access to all my current computers folders and all that. The sound on my XP is still not working or enabled. I'm sure I've missed something here, I'm just not sure what.
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