I just migrated from VMWare to Hyper-V because of Docker.

Then I noticed I cannot copy the text inside Hyper-V VM & paste this text to workstation text editor (outside of Hyper-V VM)?

So, I did the google search & most answer I found are, the other way around (workstation to hyper-v) but not this way I mentioned above.

So, how does this work? Suggested Google links?

[My Workstation]

Windows 10 Pro for Workstations, Version (??, 02/12/2020 Windows Update)
Hyper-V Manager Version 10.0.18362.1

[Hyper-V VM #1] - Doesnt Work

Windows 7

[Hyper-V VM #2] - Works

Windows 10, Version (02/2020 Windows Update)

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  • Please indicate what version of Windows 10 you are using. You should edit your question to include this information. Understanding what version you are using might help better answer your question. You never really addressed if you had enabled Enhanced Mode. Please note we know nothing about VM1 and VM2. If one works and the other does not, you need to identify what is different about them, and provide us that information. We can't determine the reason one works and the other doesn't without understanding how they are different. – Ramhound Feb 14 at 17:49
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    Check the status of the Hyper-V Integration Services. – harrymc Feb 14 at 18:38

I cannot copy the text inside Hyper-V VM & paste this text to workstation text editor

Do you have enhanced mode enabled?

Before you connect, click on "Show Options":

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Enhanced Mode supports fully integrated, bidirectional (host to guest, guest to host) clipboard. It is enabled by default:

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Source Shared clipboard between Hyper-V VM and Win 10 host - Windows 10 Forums

  • If you're referring to Enhanced Session. That icon is greyed out. – user1140226 Feb 14 at 16:18
  • I added screen snapshot above in original post (this comment doesn't allow image posting) – user1140226 Feb 14 at 16:20
  • @ScottFletcher See updated answer. – DavidPostill Feb 14 at 16:23
  • That pop up doesn't show up for this VM image, so not sure how to get there. 2 other VM disk images does show this but not this one. – user1140226 Feb 14 at 16:32
  • @ScottFletcher {shrug} perhaps you should update the question to include the OS and version of both the host and the VMs where it works and the VM where it doesn't. – DavidPostill Feb 14 at 16:39

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