Quote: Originally Posted by copernicus
What is the device exactly?
There's no way for hardware to translate into a guest machine without first being read properly on the physical host.
You are wrong
The device is a Belkin F5D6050 WLAN adapter. It is recognized as an "Unknown USB Device" within Win 7, as the drivers
are not compatible with Win 7. Once "attached" to the Virtual XP, the device is being installed properly using the original drivers. It also works properly
I don't really see a reason why it is so hard for you to believe. Win 7 knows there is an USB device attached but doesn't have the information (driver
) to get to know what exactly it is. XP on the other hand does have this information and runs it smoothly.
Isn't this the whole point of running a virtual machine anyway
To use applications and hardware not supported by the host OS