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Windows 7: XP running on VM unable to recognise any USB devices

13 Feb 2012   #1
macthepak

windows 7 professional 32 bit
 
 
XP running on VM unable to recognise any USB devices

Hello

I am running Win XP in a VM by Microsoft Virtual PC 2007. The background os is Windows 7 ultimate. Problem is that the XP on the VM will not recognise any USB device. In fact when I go into device manager there is no reference to any USB roots or hubs - in fact no sign of any USB port.

Any advice will be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.


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13 Feb 2012   #2
Mrd678685

Windows 7 Home Premium x64(Yay!)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by macthepak View Post
Hello

I am running Win XP in a VM by Microsoft Virtual PC 2007. The background os is Windows 7 ultimate. Problem is that the XP on the VM will not recognise any USB device. In fact when I go into device manager there is no reference to any USB roots or hubs - in fact no sign of any USB port.

Any advice will be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
Hi macthepak,
I would recommend using VirtualBox if you want to use any host devices with the VM. Virtualization programs do not provide virtual USB devices for the machine to use.

--MD678685, Head of SUP Systems
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