USB devices in Windows 10/11 not detected by just doing reboot


Aug 14, 2020

I have a Windows 11 VM but had this same behaviour before with Windows 10.
The thing is, I use to add/remove usb devices from time to time and once you add or do some change to the USB device in VM set up, it is marked as a change that requires VM to stop and start. To get USB devices changes available I need to Shutdown the VM and Start it again.
Question is, why "Reboot" just does not work? so you have to Shutdown and Start for changes to be applied...

Thank you,
Hmmm... I'm going to try this when I get home tonight. I'm assuming you're not doing a soft reboot from inside the VM?

I switched over to passing through an entire USB controller to my "workstation" VM. Much happier with things this way.
Hey, you are right! I believe tried in the past rebooting the VM using Proxmox and changes not being applied :( but as you mentioned, maybe I did soft reboot from inside VM so good to know :)
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