Re: Getting started with HyperV using NVDA

Russell James

Someone I know said that you may get audio support on Hyper V if you use MS RDP and connect to the Hyper V that way

On Sat, Feb 27, 2021 at 5:29 PM Russell James via <> wrote:
Thanks for starting this conversation!

I didn't know audio was not supported with Hyper V!
If this really is not possible this is a huge problem.

Another thing that is a problem is connection to USB devices from Hyper V

I wonder how the Windows license works with Hyper V...

I've used Virtual Box for many things over the years
Those are not a problem for VBOX.
It has a CLI for the manager if the GUI does not address your needs.

Some day I'd like to use VMWare
However, VBOX is free!

I tried to take a course on Coursera that used some sort of VM in the cloud
I could tell it was a Windows VM and I got NVDA installed
I couldn't figure out how to make the audio work
I contacted support and never got a resolution...
Maybe that was based on Hyper V...


On Sat, Feb 27, 2021 at 4:42 PM molly the blind tech lover <brainardmolly@...> wrote:
I had the same problem in regards to the sound being disabled.
I also required sighted assistance in installing NVDA on the virtual machine.
I now have 2 clones I made from the main virtual machine, both of which have NVDA.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Bob Cavanaugh
Sent: Saturday, February 27, 2021 1:41 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Getting started with HyperV using NVDA

I used VmWare when I took a networking class a few years ago and found it quite easy to use. I'd need a refresher on some of its commands now as it's been about five years since I've used it, but I found it quite usable with NVDA. I'll mention the problems I had with it even though they have nothing to do with VmWare itself:
1. This could be a problem with any virtual machine, there are so many files associated with it that I had a hard time figuring out which file to open in order to start the machine.
2. Once the machines were configured, I needed sighted assistance to install a screen reader. When I did get NVDA installed in Server 2008, the sound device was disabled, so we had to change that in order to get NVDA to work.

On 2/27/21, molly the blind tech lover <brainardmolly@...> wrote:
> Hi.
> I am actually using VMware work station pro for my computer networking
> class right now.
> I am not familiar with HyperV but I was hoping to hear of another
> blind person's experiences with VMware work station as I don't know
> anyone else who uses it.
> Now that my professor fixed it so that the virtual machines appear in
> the list of tabs I find VMware  work station much easier to use.
> I can press alt t and see the virtual machines in the list of tabs.
> If I press enter on one I can then press control b to power it on.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: <> On Behalf Of Akash
> Kakkar
> Sent: Friday, February 26, 2021 9:45 PM
> To:;;
> Subject: [nvda] Getting started with HyperV using NVDA
> Hi all,
> So, I want to use HyperV instead of VMWare Workstation Pro for my
> virtualisation needs.
> Can anyone please tell me his/her experience with HyperV while using NVDA?
> What shortcut keys are there?
> How to switch to guest OS?
> How to switch to host OS?
> Any NVDA addon to make any part of HyperV more accessible.
> Please help me

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