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Windows 7: usb port in win xp mode

27 Apr 2010   #1

windows 7
usb port in win xp mode

HI, I just installed win xp mode, still wondering how to get it work pefectly I want to Know if isb port is available in xp mode or just the cd drive here is my config
hp laptop pavilion dv7 1128
3gig ram
320 gb hdd
win 7 ultimate 64 bit + all updates
virtual pc 2007 and win xp mode downloaded from microsoft
all driver from hp in win 7 64 bit
but I didn't install any driver for XP (should I?)
I need to run a bluetooth dongle that is attach in usb how could I make it work

Thanks for your support

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27 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

Hi and welcome to the forum .

You do not need to install any new permanent hardware drivers in Windows XP mode (RAM, Graphics etc) because Windows XP mode is designed to run inside Windows 7. You do however have to install extra drivers for peripheral hardware such as your USB Bluetooth dongle.

If you plan on using a USB Bluetooth dongle with XP Mode it really couldn't be much simpler.

Open Windows XP mode so you have the Windows XP desktop in front of you in a window and make sure Virtual PC Integration components is installed (it will have installed automatically the first time you set up XP mode).
Plug in the USB device you want to use in XP Mode.
Go to the USB menu near the top of the Window and select the device you have just plugged in.
It may now ask you to install the appropriate drivers for your dongle, follow what it says on screen and have the driver disk handy.
Hey presto you're done .

I hope this helps, if you have any questions feel free to ask them.

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27 Apr 2010   #3

windows 7

thanks for your support I just tried it and I did install the optional component, the thing included in the win xp mode and I still don't see my usb stick in the drive (usb drive)
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27 Apr 2010   #4

windows 7

I don't see that usb menu on the top of the window... I supose the component is not properly installed or maybe I should find a package on the net?

Thanks for your help
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01 May 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit

I notice you're using microsoft virtual pc 2007, get the windows virtualpc which is for Windows 7
and notice that they aren't displayed as removable devices, but instead network drives from my computer
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02 May 2010   #6

windows 7

thanks for your support I now use an other software and it solved my problem with usb

have a nice day
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19 Aug 2012   #7

Win7 64 Prof

I just bought the desktop Windows 7 64 prof and loaded WinXP mode for a digitizing software that would not run even under compatibility (image templates turn black). I installed it under WinXP mode but even thought the 'dongle' is attached to the computer, it will not recognize it under WinXP mode. Note: it DOES NOT appear in the USB drop down box. It does appear as "MicroDog USB" under Windows 7 Device Manager under USB. Others on the message board re: this digiizing software have made this work, but I can't get mine to work. HELP!! The digitizing software creates machine embroidery designs ... which is my at home business ... so I need it. Before loading WinXP I tried to see if I could get the software to work on Windows 7 with WinXP compatibility. It 'works' and finds the dongle ... but, when trying to view an image so I can digitize it, it turns all black. I am desperate!! I may have to power back up my 7 year old WinXP desktop.

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