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    i install windows server and then install hyper-v
    on hyper-v i install windows xp
    i was on windows xp(on hyper-v)
    when connect my flash i cant see my flash drive
    and then i understand my flash doesn't work on hyper-v
    someone is to help me

  • #2
    Re: Add Usb drive to Hyper-v

    You understand correctly -- HyperV guests cannot pick up USB devices on the host (Unlike Windows 7 Virtual PC, which can

    You could try sharing it on the host and seeing if the guest can see it as a UNC path.
    Alternatively you could connect from the host to the guest using RDP (will need compatible network settings) and use \\tsclient\driveletter -- that definitely works
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    • #3
      Re: Add Usb drive to Hyper-v

      thanks a lot

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      • #4
        Re: Add Usb drive to Hyper-v

        Flash drives that are seen as removable don't work but USB external disks do - but not as you'd think.
        Go into disk manager on the host/parent. Mark the External disk as offline. Go in to the settings of the guest/child VM and add a SCSI adaptor. Add a disk to the SCSI adapter and choose the physical disk that you marked off-line.
        It will then shortly appear in the VM if it s running.
        TIA

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        • #5
          Re: Add Usb drive to Hyper-v

          Cool -- you learn something new every day
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          • #6
            Re: Add Usb drive to Hyper-v

            If you are dedicating the external drive to a VM then you can do the pass through disk as recommended by Teiger. When you want to temporarily pass something through to a VM, on the physical PC or server I am remoting from, I use the RDP Client and configure the Local Resources section and specifically, the Local Devices and Resources. If it appears there, I tick the device/resource and then connect to the VM. It would then appear within Computer (My Computer for XP)

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            • #7
              Re: Add Usb drive to Hyper-v

              thanks a lot

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              • #8
                Re: Add Usb drive to Hyper-v

                You don't have to "dedicate" the drive to the VM - since it can be reversed at any time. It's not as easy as Eject USB Drive from the system tray, but it's sufferable.
                I have a 3TB External drive that frequently gets shifted from VM to VM as required - and it sits on the network the rest of the time!
                TIA

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                • #9
                  Re: Add Usb drive to Hyper-v

                  Yes, it can be swapped around to different VMs. I was mentioning dedicating as when it has been mapped through to a VM it can only be used by that VM until you decide to remove it and re-associate with another VM.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Add Usb drive to Hyper-v

                    OK I understand what you mean, but it can always be accessed over the network as \\<CurrentVM>\M$ by the administrator account. (I always allocate this drive as Drive M: - hence the M$. It may of course get assigned another letter, unless you always reassign it like I do)
                    TIA

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