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Windows 7: CD player not found in VM

05 Jul 2010   #1
doc47

windows 7 professional
 
 
CD player not found in VM

How do I bring my cd player into the VM environment?
I loaded my favorite game while in VM and that went fine.
When I then tried to play the game, a pop-up box says
"cannot find cd player". How do I fix this?
btw, the game does not run in Windows 7.
Thanks


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05 Jul 2010   #2
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

Can't answer your question

But I will tell you that you should let others know what type of VM you're using and what type of disc drive you have.
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05 Jul 2010   #3
TimStitt

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by doc47 View Post
How do I bring my cd player into the VM environment?
I loaded my favorite game while in VM and that went fine.
When I then tried to play the game, a pop-up box says
"cannot find cd player". How do I fix this?
btw, the game does not run in Windows 7.
Thanks
Hi Doc47,

Also let us know which game you're trying to load. Many of us here, use VM environments for the same reason and some games have protection against virtual drives.

-Timo
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05 Jul 2010   #4
doc47

windows 7 professional
 
 
Disk drive not found

Thanks for the responses.
I'm using Windows virtual pc in XP mode.
the drive is a Sony SATA DVDRW and I'm trying to play Command and Conquer- Generals Zero Hour. I also ran a SecurAble scan that tells me my cpu is capable of hardware virtualization.
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07 Jul 2010   #5
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

In XP Mode settings, choose DVD drive and choose the drive you want to use from the drop down list. After this, the drive you chose is shown as a DVD/CD drive on My Computer in XP Mode.

Kari

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07 Jul 2010   #6
JonM33

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by doc47 View Post
Thanks for the responses.
I'm using Windows virtual pc in XP mode.
the drive is a Sony SATA DVDRW and I'm trying to play Command and Conquer- Generals Zero Hour. I also ran a SecurAble scan that tells me my cpu is capable of hardware virtualization.
You shouldn't use XP Mode like that. You are playing the game through an RDP interface.

According to Microsoft, that game is compatible with Windows 7. No need to run it in XP Mode anyway.

Windows 7 Compatibility for Command & Conquer: Generals Zero Hour: EA. Drivers, Updates, Downloads
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08 Jul 2010   #7
TimStitt

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
In XP Mode settings, choose DVD drive and choose the drive you want to use from the drop down list. After this, the drive you chose is shown as a DVD/CD drive on My Computer in XP Mode.

Kari

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@doc47,
Apologies for not getting back to you sooner, I've been caught up for a few days.
In addition to Kari's post, you find the settings on the Tools Menu.

@JonM33 - I surmise that Doc47 wishes to separate the game from the OS install which is fair enough.


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