Set up Vista on Hyper-V under Windows 10, cannot connect to internet Solved

  1.    19 Sep 2016 #1

    Set up Vista on Hyper-V under Windows 10, cannot connect to internet

    Dell XPS 8500 host running Windows 10 Pro x64 build 14393, Vista Ultimate SP1 x64 Gen 1 guest.

    I installed Vista in a Gen 1 VM but it cannot find a network adapter. I have tried both of my connectors (Ethernet external and WiFi external) but no effect. I have deleted the network adapter in Settings and added it back but no effect.

    I had Vista running this way fine a few months ago so I used the archived .vhdx file in a second Gen 1 VM but it didn't do any better than the clean install in the first VM.

    Obviously I am missing a step that I have forgotten. Advice appreciated.
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  2. Kari's Avatar
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       20 Sep 2016 #2

    You need to add and use a legacy network adapter with Vista and older guest operating systems. See tutorial Part Five, especially steps 5.4 to 5.6: Hyper-V virtualization - Setup and Use in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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  3.    20 Sep 2016 #3

    That was what I forgot. Thanks!
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