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Windows 7: Can I use a scanner in XP Mode

25 Nov 2010   #11

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Hi there
did you mount these drives as NETWORK drives on your VM system.
Normally it works fine -- define say the share "D" as "shared_ D" on the HOST system -- also ensure that your user id and pasword is the same on BOTH systems.

Now you can mount the network drive either as \\host-name\shared_D or \\hosti-ipaddr\shared_d>

Ensure your firewalls allow "Network Discovery" (W7 host system) and on the XP system enable file / printer sharing.

Then it should all work fine.

Remember in the vmware environment the Virtual Machine has properties just like anothe PHYSICAL machine attached to the network.


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