Windows 10: Hyper-V: Windows XP 64 bit > cannot configure network adapters Solved

  1.    25 Feb 2017 #1

    Hyper-V: Windows XP 64 bit > cannot configure network adapters

    Hello All:
    I am new to Hyper-V, so please pardon any stupid question(s) . . . I have researched this but do not seem to be able to pin down my problem.

    I have set up the virtual machine with a legacy network adapter but it does not work (tried the other way as well and that doesn't work, either).
    I have used the original XP driver install CD that came with this motherboard (ASUS P6X58D) but the install fails.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks very much.


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       26 Feb 2017 #2

    Just a thought: WinXP Pro was the only edition available as 32-bit or 64-bit, back in the day there wasn't much yet available for 64-bit and I'd wonder the same about any drivers that didn't come with a computer running 64-bit WinXP. I had a copy of that edition but never installed is as I didn't have suitable hardware. I think I'd try running the 32-bit WinXP.
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  3.    26 Feb 2017 #3

    Hi Berton:

    Thanks for your response. I have installed both 32 & 64 bit versions of XP with the same result. I had hoped that there might be something obvious but it looks like it just might be some bad luck with this hardware/software combination. As I have now used up my entire wife-tolerated allotment of time on this problem, it looks like I may have to throw in the towel.

    Some background on my PC: I was the beneficiary of some free hardware from a colleague at work who was upgrading to a new build. As the i7-960 is still a capable CPU, along with some DDR3 RAM I had on the shelf that I purchased way back (when memory prices are about half of what they are now) I filled every RAM slot and, along with some other spare parts, put together a perfectly fine PC.

    I also have an ancient CanoScan FB 620P (somewhat low-end) scanner that is so old, there have not been any new drivers since Windows Vista. That and, of course, my newer MB no longer has a parallel port, however, I found a PCIe parallel port card and popped that in (however, I have had some trouble with that, too, but one thing at a time). I figured I'd install a nifty Hyper-V Windows XP virtual machine and be able to continue to use my perfectly good scanner. However, a cost-benefit analysis is not required to conclude that I should just go out and get a new scanner (better capability for probably half of what I paid for my old one).

    Time to move on, I suppose.

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  4.    27 Feb 2017 #4

    Think I might give vmware a shot . . . will report back results.
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  5.    01 Mar 2017 #5

    Hi there

    XP 64 works fine in VMWARE workstation / player -- you simply use the HOST network adapter and the VM will use that as a "Virtual" network adapter - no NIC driver needed.

    depending on your network you might find one of the options "Bridged" or "Nat" won't work - just test each one -- from the VM settings just change --you don't even have to re-boot the VM.

    Install VMware tools on the VM after first boot of your guest.

    (Might also work on VBOX too --in that case install vbox additions - similar function to VMware tools).

    For old legacy stuff like this I find it generally better to forget HYPER-V -- remember though when running VBOX or VMWARE products you have to disable HYPER-V.

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  6.    01 Mar 2017 #6

    Hi Jimbo:
    Cool. Thank you for pointing me in the right direction.
    I will do as you suggest and let you know the result.
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