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    I used the disk2vhd tool to convert an old XP machine to a VHDX file, and then created a virtual machine in Hyper-V on Server 2012 R2 with the vhdx file.

    The system boots but I've been having tremendous difficulty getting the network working. At first it said that the NIC was unplugged, so I added a legacy NIC in the virtual machine settings and assigned it to my External network (the external network works fine on all other virtual machines).

    The new legacy NIC now shows up in XP Network Connection as "Connected", but I have no internet access, and if I do an ipconfig it's not showing any IP address against that connection (with obtain IP automatically).

    If I assign a valid IP address it seems to accept it, and still says "Connected" against the conneciton icon, but again when I perform ipconfig it has no information at all.

    Any ideas please?

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    Does your virtual switch for the External Network have vlans identified on each of the working VMs (look at each VM's NIC properties)? If so, are you missing the vlan id tag on the XP VM you just created? Are the working VMs in the same VLAN address space as the XP machine? Could you attach a basic network diagram please?
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    • #3
      Have you installed the correct VM Additions?
      Tom Jones
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