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Windows 7: virtual machine thinks that dvd-rw is a cd-rom


15 Feb 2012   #1

windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
virtual machine thinks that dvd-rw is a cd-rom

Hi,

My host os is Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit and I have a virt machine (windows virtual pc) which is a Windows 7 pro 32 bit os. The virt machine thinks that the dvd-rw that I have is a cd-rom.

Does anyone have any ideas ?

Thanks


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15 Feb 2012   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Sure...Its a virtual machine the hardware is virtualized for the most part.
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15 Feb 2012   #3

windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Thanks,

Can tell me how I can change the setting so that the optical drive is seen as a DVD-rw and not a cd-rom?
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16 Feb 2012   #4

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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Sorry, there's no setting to change. Microsoft virtualization products (Virtual PC including XP Mode, Virtual Server, Hyper-V) only emulate CD/DVD readers. There is no ability to write to optical media, no CD/DVD/BR burning from Microsoft Virtual PC virtual machine.

Workaround is to create an ISO, copy it to host and burn it from there.

Kari
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