Occasionally, when I have a Virtual PC session running on my computer, the clipboard on the host stops working. I can copy or cut an item but the paste shortcuts don’t work. Also all the paste menus on the host computer are disabled. I’m not talking about pasting to the VPC. A simple copy/paste in notepad running on the host doesn’t work.
Shutting down the Virtual PC session restores the paste functionality but is a very unsatisfying solution.
Today I found a fix that doesn’t involve shutting down the VPC. I’m guessing the problem is caused by the Virtual Machine Additions service running on the guest computer.
- Select text on host PC
- Copy text to clipboard
- Use the Virtual PC menu to paste into doc on VPC
- This uses the VPC native paste feature, not the Virtual Machine Additions paste.
- VPC will slowly, character by character, copy the info to the guest.
- Return to host and see if clipboard is functioning again