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Windows 7: Windows Virtual PC - Select Host Devices to Share

Windows Virtual PC - Select Host Devices to Share

How to Select Host Devices to Share with Virtual Machines in Windows Virtual PC
Published by Brink
05 Aug 2010
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How to Select Host Devices to Share with Virtual Machines in Windows Virtual PC

information   Information
This will show you how to select devices and drives from your Windows 7 computer (host) to share with virtual machines (guest) in Windows Virtual PC to make it easier to copy files and folders between the host and guest.

Note   Note
You will need to have installed and enabled Integration Features in the virtual machine first before you will be able to share the selected host devices and drives.
warning   Warning
Sharing host resources poses a potential security risk because the guest operating system may not be as secure as the Windows 7 host operating system. You should assess both the need for access to host devices and drives and the potential security risk so that you can determine which devices and drives to share, and when to share them.

Here's How:
1. Open the Windows Virtual PC settings for the virtual machine than you want to select host device to share with.

2. In the left pane, select Integration Features. (see screenshot below step 5)

3. To Not Share a Host Device or Drive
A) In the right pane, uncheck the device or drive. (see screenshot below step 5)
4. To Share a Host Device or Drive
A) In the right pane, check the device or drive. (see screenshot below step 5)
5. When finished, click on OK. (see screenshot below)
Windows Virtual PC - Select Host Devices to Share-settings2.jpg
That's it,

10 Aug 2010   #1
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

Good one! Shawn Many are still unaware of this when downloading and setting up the VPC by itself or even with the XP Mode having this option seen there.
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