This part of the series on generation 2 virtual machines in Hyper-V looks a little more at the keyboard device. This has relevance if you are running Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012 as a guest operating system, and more specifically WinPE/WinRE from these operating systems. PE is used, for example, during Windows setup. In part one, I mentioned that we removed the emulated i8042 keyboard device from generation 2 virtual machines. That means the only keyboard device available is the software based keyboard.