Windows 8, hyper-v, virtual XP

1. how to share files between host Windows 8 and its Hyper-V virtual machine of Windows XP? 

2. how to connect the virtual XP to the internet? 

3. there are yellow marks of "?!" in the virtual XP device manager, where to find drivers for the "unknown devices" of a virtual machine?

4. the window-size of the virtual XP is too small, can it be enlarged freely?

5. is anti-virus software necessary for the virtual XP? if all XP files are transparent to the host Windows 8, does XP still need a seperate anti-virus?


thank you so much


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Last updated March 24, 2018 Views 436 Applies to: