Hyper-V USB Passthrough: Everything you need to know

Unlocking the full potential of your virtual machines can significantly enhance productivity, especially when using USB devices. For users leveraging Microsoft’s Hyper-V for virtualization, one of the more advanced features is Hyper-V USB Passthrough. Despite its advantages, setting it up can be tricky. Here’s a comprehensive guide to help you navigate through the process. Why Hyper-V USB Passthrough? Image: KnowTechie Hyper-V is a robust virtualization platform allowing the creation and management of virtual machines on Windows servers and desktops. However, one drawback is the difficulty of accessing USB devices from within a VM. This is where USB passthrough comes into play, allowing virtual machines to directly access USB devices connected to the Hyper-V host. This is particularly useful for applications that require physical USB dongles, storage devices, printers, or any other peripherals. Key methods for Hyper-V USB Passthrough There are several methods to achieve USB passthrough in Hyper-V. Here’s a…

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