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Windows 7: Does Win 7 XP mode support ExpressCard Slot?


04 Jan 2010   #1

Win 7 64-bit
 
 
Does Win 7 XP mode support ExpressCard Slot?

I have downloaded and installed Windows 7 Virtual Machine and XP Mode. Everything went smoothly.

The software I wish to install in XP mode uses a PCMCIA card (with dongle) to communicate with various machine controls for troubleshooting.

My HP Pavilion laptop has an ExpressCard slot for which I can buy an ExpressCard to PCMCIA adaptor.

My questions is: Will the XP Mode software running on the Win 7 machine support and utilize the ExpressCard slot?

Thanks for your help and time.

Jerry

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04 Jan 2010   #2
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Hi and Welcome to SF,

There has been many discussions on what XPM can do and what it can't, especially when it come to integration of host devices and device softwares. to answer you question. I would have to say give it a test try and see how it goes. I have come across cases where it boils down to the machine type, the drivers, the sfotware for the device etc. So yes, give it a go and let us know.
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04 Jan 2010   #3

Win 7 64-bit
 
 
Thanks for your encouragement

As the old saying goes, "Nothing ventured, nothing gained."

I'll give it a try and let you know the results.

Thanks again,
Jerry
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04 Jan 2010   #4
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by planckster View Post
As the old saying goes, "Nothing ventured, nothing gained."

I'll give it a try and let you know the results.

Thanks again,
Jerry
You are the MAN!!!
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05 Jan 2010   #5

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by planckster View Post
As the old saying goes, "Nothing ventured, nothing gained."

I'll give it a try and let you know the results.

Thanks again,
Jerry
Hi there

I can save you the trouble.

Unless your HOST supports the express PCI card then its a no-go.

Windows XP as a stand alone Virtual machine (i.e NOT in XP mode) DOES support express PCI cards provided you have a driver for them..

Note however you WON'T be able to run things like Express PCI TV Tuners (Pinnacle for example).

Fast gigabit LAN cards work fine -- if you can find a 1GB LAN.

So whether the PCI express card will actually be of any use on a VM depends on what the card is actually being used for.

Cheers
jimbo
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22 Feb 2011   #6

Win7
 
 

if you go to settings for VPC and insert the rs232 express card. Then under COM1 you select Physical, and choose the COM port that has been assigned the express card in Windows 7.
On my install this was COM3..

works like a charm.
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