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    Smile Hyper-V Guidance

    If anyone would like guidance in configuring VMs, like XP or Windows 7, in Hyper-V please feel free to ask me. I'd be glad to tell you how.

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    A response to a thread asking about VMs would be sufficient. We ask that members post in the public forums. We strongly discourage private requests for help.

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    PMs or anything similar were not suggested or even implied... merely a usual, normal response w/in a thread.

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    I have heard that a 3rd party VM might be better than Hyper-V, but do not use either. Any opinions on that?
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    Sorry, Ted, none from me, @ least. I've had the understanding the VMware is quite good but, as to better or worse. I just know I find no problems w/ Hyper-V or previous MS virtualization software. And certainly, since Hyper-V comes in the Windows OS it plays very nicely w/ Windows & other MS material. So, myself, I'm not as enlightened about 3rd Party virtual offerings as others may be.

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    From appstorm.net;

    Hyper-V under Windows 8 feels at least close to VMWare Workstation. From my testing so far, it’s missing several features. There is no support for 3D hardware acceleration in Hyper-V, which VMWare suppoers.

    The loss of the ability to connect a USB device plugged into your host computer to a virtual machine instead also is a noticeable loss. The integration of the clipboard between virtual machines and the host server also isn’t as clean as VMWare.
    Hardware accelerated 3D might not matter as much as screen resolution supported (if it doesn't go hand in hand with hardware acceleration). Loss of a USB capture is kind of a big one; its really nice to instantly expand a VMs capacity to one or two terabytes and then switch it back over to the host when finished. Just using a VM for testing though I guess one wouldn't need that. Clipboard comes in handy once in a while but I don't think its used enough between client and host to matter too much. More likely to use network sharing for the file itself instead of clipboard exchanges.

    The advantage of Hyper-V in W8 seems to be the ability of live migration so one can keep it running while moving it somewhere else. Does that mean a copy of it or an actual move? Sounds like a neat trick either way but I don't know what value it might have to a home user.

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    Live migration is a move. I find this sort of advanced feature to be something nice to play with in a home environment but few home users really have a use for it.

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    Idea was offering to help people trying to set up a vm cus some of the steps aren't all that obvious. Let's keep this thread for us giving instruction.

    Shouldn't general discussion of Hyper-V, pros or cons, be in another thread?

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