Ok, somehow it looks like it started working at least in XP. However, when it's used as a published program to windows 7 the drivers
automatically detach when xp mode closes, so seamless integration is not possible by design.
Strange though, sometimes it appears all 8 of the ports don't always show up in xp to attach to, (only 4) and sometimes rebooting xp makes them show up again. Weird..
I wonder if this has something to do with seven hibernating? I may have to disable that and see..
Need to do more testing to see if the data transfers are reliable via the virtual scenario.