[SOLVED] Can't get copy paste between Windows 11 host & VM to work even in SPICE


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Jul 5, 2023
Hello! I created a VM and installed the Win11 ISO on it, connected from a Win11 computer and used SPICE to connect. Preferences for SPICE window show Shared Clipboard as being enabled, yet still zero copy paste functionality in either direction

Is there some other things I must do elsewhere in either Proxmox, or some kind of SPICE console?

Thanks kindly
Did you install all the VirtIO drivers on the Windows 11 VM? SPICE probably needs the Windows equivalent of spice-vdagent on Linux, for copy-paste inside the VM. (I have no experience with the SPICE client on Windows nor Windows 11.)
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Hi, I just read the guide, downloaded the .iso, ran the installer, completed it, rebooted the VM... and still nothing !

Ahhh! What am I missing here?

in case anyone else ends up here:

Once you mount the VirtIO .iso and after you run the .msi installer there's actually a SECOND .exe file at the bottom called guest tools, which don't appear to get installed automatically with the driver toolkit themselves. Installing it manually now shows Spice related things being loaded!

After that completes, and a reboot, copy and paste is finally working! (Remember to do a fresh copy though on the host OS, old clipboard contents still did not paste)

Thanks again!
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