Previously, we showed you how to use Hyper-V, available only in Windows 10 Pro. here’s how to set up a virtual machine with another copy of Windows.
Previously, we showed you how to use Hyper-V, available only in Windows 10 Pro, to set up a virtual machine with another copy of Windows. I recently needed to run some tests, but realized I would need the internet for this to work. Unfortunately, Hyper-V’s out-of-the-box networking support isn’t exactly intuitive. It’s doable but it’s a bit tricky. To share your computer’s internet connection with a Hyper-V virtual machine, you will need to set up a virtual switch through your internet connection. In this article, we show you how.
Share your network connection with a Hyper-V virtual machine
If you haven’t yet set up a virtual machine, see our previous article for instructions. If you already do, launch the Hyper-V manager. Select your virtual machine, then click Virtual Switch Manager under the Actions pane.
To select New virtual network switch, select Internal, then click Create a virtual switch.
Enter a name for your switch, then select Internal network. Click Apply then OK.
Select your virtual machine, then click Settings under the Actions pane.
Select the Add material tongue; select Legacy Network Adapter, then click Add.
Click the Virtual Switch list box, then select the connection created earlier; mine is Groovy Connect. Click Apply then OK.
Right-click the network icon in the connection icon in the notification area, then click Network and Sharing Center. There you will see your newly created connection.
In the same window, click Change adapter settings, select your network connection through which your computer connects to the Internet. Right-click on the connection, click Properties, select the Sharing tab, then check the box All other network users must connect through this computer’s Internet connection.
You should now have internet configured in your virtual machine. It works whether you use a wired or wireless connection.
If you are running another edition such as Windows 10 Home, you can use a third-party virtual machine utility such as Oracle VirtualBox. VirtualBox handles the network part of setting up and sharing internet connections much easier.