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#1 yu gnomi

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Posted 29 October 2015 - 01:47 AM

I was attempting to follow a straight-forward seeming tutorial at eightforums, regarding enabling a virtual switch, for a not-yet made virtual machine. I want to try out some virtual OS's on my PC, just to see what happens - I would like to test drive Win 10 if that is feasible.
 
When I attempt to create a virtual switch, the option to create an external switch is unavailable. 
Virtual%20Switch.png?dl=0
 
This may or may not be related to something I discovered about my NIC, after reading an online posting, from some site or other, regarding similar Hyper-V difficulty. The box next to the Hyper-V Extensible Virtual Switch property was not checked. I checked the box, immediately prior to making a screen capture with One-note clipper. 
 
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just checking the box did nothing, when I still couldn't create an external switch, and went back to look at my NIC's properties, that box was unchecked again. I attempted to install the Protocol for the Hyper-V Extensible Switch, and that's when things went sideways. Most or all of the other property boxes became unchecked, and I lost internet access. I don't know why that happened.
 
I used system restore to restore my NIC settings to how they were, and decided I should get some help, since I am obviously a little out of my depth here.
 
Anyone clue me in as to how to get Hyper-V functioning so I can run a virtual OS with internet access?

Edited by Al1000, 05 February 2017 - 01:09 PM.
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Posted 04 November 2015 - 04:04 PM

Opening hyper-v manager over on the left side do you see your computer name?


Edited by technonymous, 04 November 2015 - 04:05 PM.


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Posted 04 November 2015 - 04:16 PM

yes



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Posted 04 November 2015 - 04:35 PM

Go to network and sharing center and change adapter settings. Right-click the nic and go to properties and sharing. Put a check in the box.



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Posted 04 November 2015 - 04:58 PM

this pops up

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Posted 04 November 2015 - 11:32 PM

In case there is any question - I clicked 'No', since I am sure that selecting 'Yes' would have resulted in losing Internet access like happened previously.



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Posted 05 November 2015 - 01:02 AM

Is this an external nic or internal one?



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Posted 05 November 2015 - 01:24 AM

In your network properties uncheck the box for Hyper-V Extensible Virtual Switch & then try it.



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Posted 05 November 2015 - 05:21 PM

the NIC is on my motherboard

 

that box is already unchecked. I think that checking that box leads to disabling every other function of my NIC, at least that is what seems to happen



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Posted 05 November 2015 - 05:29 PM

That's strange mine is the opposite if I put a check in it. Says doing this will disable Hyper-V Extensible Virtual Switch. I have the exact same nic as you. Maybe try downloading a new nic driver from your motherboard manufacturer? I can create switches fine with it unchecked.

 

Edit: Try uninstalling the protocol and reinstall it.


Edited by technonymous, 05 November 2015 - 05:32 PM.


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Posted 05 November 2015 - 05:32 PM

Maybe it is something else entirely then?

 

I will look for a more recent driver 



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Posted 05 November 2015 - 05:35 PM

Not sure what your motherboard model is, but I have a Asus and they do have a Windows 10 driver specifically for lan that is dated 07/31/2015 when it came out.



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Posted 05 November 2015 - 05:40 PM

That's the driver I got now on my system Asus.

 

Realtek LAN WIN10 32bit&64bit V10.1.505.2015

 

12.97 MBytes

 

update 2015/07/31


Edited by technonymous, 05 November 2015 - 05:41 PM.


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Posted 05 November 2015 - 05:55 PM

mine 8.38.115.2015

 

mine was released 1/15/2015 and is for windows 8. I think there is a more recent one 8.040, which I am downloading



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Posted 05 November 2015 - 06:05 PM

updated to latest driver for my NIC and rebooted. No difference

 

uninstalled Hyper-V Extensible Virtual Switch protocol, and re-installed it. Still no option to create external Virtual Switch in Hyper-V manager


Edited by yu gnomi, 05 November 2015 - 06:09 PM.





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