It's still an option in VM settings in the Admin WebUI for guest OS
selection. oVirt should still support it.
I've even gotten Windows NT 4.0 Workstation to run within oVirt. (With
PCI passthough for an old SCSI device.) I wouldn't expect support from
oVirt for *that* use case, but Windows 7 is still something I would
expect any modern VM software to support. (As of this writing.)
Never mind that one of the reasons to run a VM in the first place is to
run (older) software that needs a specific environment to run. Which
the main host environment cannot support. I can understand RedHat
wanting to reduce it's workload, but developers constantly deprecating
support is one of the bigger problems with OSS at the moment. Many
people go the OSS route initially for legacy support. (Can't afford the
upgrade treadmill.) Cutting that out and forcing people to buy new
every time is just going to make them stick with the new thing they
bought. While creating a negative view of OSS that they will then
spread to others. oVirt as a community project shouldn't be encouraging
As for the original question...
You might try removing any extra USB drivers you have installed.
(Especially the NEC drivers if you've still got them in there.) Also is
that hook from your previous mail still active? If it is, you can try
creating a new VM and attach the existing disk to it. (So you won't
have to reinstall Win7 again.) That should give it a default config.
If all else fails, you may need to reinstall Win7 under a new VM
profile to get it working again.
If you absolutely need USB3 support under Win7, you could try doing a
passthrough of a USB controller on the host system. (You won't be able
to use that controller on the host if you do.) That would allow you to
use a PCI USB controller card with the appropriate drivers for Windows
7. Granted it's counter to my point above, but at the moment, I don't
see how Windows 7 would get USB3 support from qemu / KVM. Short of
someone taking the time to write a new virtio driver from scratch.
Which has been asked for previously to no avail.
On Mon, 2022-06-06 at 13:58 +0200, Sandro Bonazzola wrote:
No clue on why this is happening but I'd like to highlight
that Windows 7 entered its End of Life on Tuesday, January 14, 2020
I would recommend using supported OSs within guests.
Il giorno lun 6 giu 2022 alle ore 11:53 lizhijian(a)fujitsu.com
<lizhijian(a)fujitsu.com> ha scritto:
> Hi folks,
> It's observed that win7 guest will become no response if i eject
> usb storage "Eject MiniKing"
> the last screen after i clicked "Eject MingKing":
> After that, i have to hard reset the guest.
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