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Windows 7: Dual Boot 7 Pro and XP Pro, BSOD Problem, Drivers Anyone?

21 Nov 2014   #11
gregrocker

 

What drivers are on the Dell Support Downloads webpage for your tag number?

Again no Dell model number provided. Do you see it is blank in your specs? Why? This is where to start!

If no XP then google device make/model for XP drivers which I did for your SATA controller.


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21 Nov 2014   #12
dpchi

Win 7 Pro 64-bit, Win XP Pro 32-bit
 
 

Greg, they don't offer anything but for Win 7 & 8, 64-bit. I'll change my specs now.
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21 Nov 2014   #13
dpchi

Win 7 Pro 64-bit, Win XP Pro 32-bit
 
 

Greg, since you seem to be a veteran at all this, do you have any experience getting a parallel HASP licence dongle to work in XP mode/VMware, etc.? The software I have points to the LP3 port and nothing else, and I'm not savy enough to modify the software.
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22 Nov 2014   #14
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit
 
 

Are there even xp drivers fpr the dongle? If not then neither XP nor Vmware will be able to use it.
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22 Nov 2014   #15
gregrocker

 

Sometimes you can install XP-era drivers in Compatibility Mode.

This essentially tricks the installer and driver into thinking it's being installed to XP.

If you search some drivers are modded to run on unsupported systems, like the SATA one I linked above.
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22 Nov 2014   #16
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Sometimes you can install XP-era drivers in Compatibility Mode.

That is something to try but it'd surprise me if it works.
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22 Nov 2014   #17
Shimshom

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Maybe worth a try to download this ISO which contains lots of XP drivers. Of course check it thoroughly for any infection
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22 Nov 2014   #18
gregrocker

 

Our Moderator Barman58, who is a fount of knowledge, says:

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Hasp - Hardware and software protection - It's a device that plugs into a serial or Parallel I/O port - basically a plug without a lead, various pins on the on the device are cross wired

The "protected" software writes signals to the device and reads back the resultant signal.

If the signal read is as expected the software continues, if not it shuts down or goes into some other non usable state - Its an old electro-mechanical licensing system for specialist commercial / industrial software

They were always very flaky if the port was in anyway non-standard, with modern systems, where these ports are replaced with USB, I would doubt if they would be usable except with a specialist add on card (serial or Parallel), and users would need to speak to manufacturer for specs.

For a VM you would need to have a standard physical port that is passed through to the VM without any modification, not sure if timing would also be an issue - would depend on the actual software
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24 Nov 2014   #19
dpchi

Win 7 Pro 64-bit, Win XP Pro 32-bit
 
 

Yes the software was designed for up to 32-bit XP. It's working in my XP now (the security dongle, that is).

Where I ran into a problem was getting virtual XP mode to just simply recognize the parallel port, or even a serial port for that matter. I haven't tried VMware yet, does it support parallel ports?
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