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Windows 7: Express card -parallel port in XP VM not working

14 Sep 2010   #1

win 7 pro 64
Express card -parallel port in XP VM not working

Hello all,

I was wondering if anyone can shed some light on an issue I really need to solve.

I purchased a Startech EC1PECPS PCI Express card to Parallel port. I planned on using it with an eprom burner that needs to share the resources with the parallel port.

Here is my issue. I can't get XVM to operate the card (using the XP 32bit drivers). The card work fine in Windows 7 but the software is not 64bit compatible and needs the VM to run.

My VM machine setting does not have a parallel port tool>setting only com1 and 2?
The VM device manager see the “PCI Express ECP Parallel Port (LPT3) but has an error “Device cannot start (code 10)”

Any thoughts??? Thanks

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14 Sep 2010   #2

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server

Hi there
you could try disabling the card on the HOST and then plugging it in after you'ved logged on to the VM.

Some hardware can be installed on a VM -- I've done this for an old Plotter and some scanners that don't run under Windows 7.

You don't need to see this in the Virtual Bios to get it to work.

I remember also doing this for an old Vodafone PCMCIA data card that would only work under XP.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Sep 2010   #3

W7 Ult desktop, W8.1 laptop, W7 Home netbook, W8.1 tablet, Win 10 TP VM

You may need to try a different Virtual software such as Virtualbox or VMware Player. I don't believe XP Mode in Win 7 supports parallel ports but the others I linked to do.

CORRECTION: It seems that VirtualBox does not support parallel ports either.
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14 Sep 2010   #4

win 7 pro 64

Thanks for the replies

Well jimbo45,
Disabling it from the HOST had no effect.
-strollin, I hope I don't need try different software as I just upgraded to 7 pro for the VM.
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