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Hyper-V on Windows 10, still a fail

Wednesday, October 07, 2015 in Technical Articles (Views: 1981)

Just another quick rant and plug for one of my favorite products it seems, but when Windows 8 Pro first announced availability of Hyper-V, many people were really excited of the possibility, until said possibility arrived. For a virtualization platform, it does fine, it will run a virtual machine – with one catch, wireless networking.

As I was working yesterday on a Windows 7 VM, connected through remote desktop and using the Hyper-V created virtual bridge, I was being dropped literally every 90 seconds and having to wait for a reconnection. According to Microsoft, this is a limitation of the product, and to use a wired connection. So, let me see if I have this right, I have a laptop capable of virtualization, but can't, because it needs to be tethered via networking. Again, another big Microsoft promise that turns into another fail. Once I was able to move the wireless card off of the bridge, everything has worked fine, not a single drop of the network in remote desktop.

Enter the solution which has worked for years, VMWare Workstation. Again, the clear winner in virtualization, and these wireless issues have never existed since I have used the product.


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