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Windows 7: Can't install printer in Virtual Windows XP

20 Jun 2014   #1

Windows 7, 64-bit
Can't install printer in Virtual Windows XP

Computer: Dell Inspiron 660
Operating system: Windows 7 Pro SP1
Printer: Dell Laser Printer B23060dn with latest drivers installed


The printer is connected via a USB cable. When in Windows 7, it works perfectly. It used to work fine in Virtual Windows XP Mode, but when I tried to reinstall it in the virtual machine, I consistently failed.

Here is the method I've tried:
1. With the printer turned on and connected to the computer, I started Virtual Windows XP.

2. I clicked "USB" at the the top of the desktop, and a menu appeared with this list:
CanoScan .................... Attach
Dell B2360dn Laser Printer .. Shared
USB2.0-CRW .................. Shared

3. I clicked on the printer entry and got a window asking whether I wanted to "attach
USB device." I clicked "yes."

4. I got this window:
Could not attach the USB device. You can
attach the USB device to a different USB
port or restart the virtual machine and
try again.

5. I restarted and tried again but always got the same result. The Control Panel within Virtual Windows XP shows no printers installed.
What am I doing wrong?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Jun 2014   #2

Windows 10 Pro X64

In XP Mode, open a Command Prompt, type net share and press Enter.

What does it report?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Jun 2014   #3

Windows 7, 64-bit
Here's what it shows

It shows:
Share name........Resource..........Remark
ADMIN$............C:\WINDOWS........Remote Admin
C$................C:\...............Default share
IPC$................................Remote IPC
My System SpecsSystem Spec

20 Jun 2014   #4

Windows 10 Pro X64

Okay, so nothing shared.

What about net view? Anything there?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Jun 2014   #5

Windows 7, 64-bit

"Net view" states there are no entries.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Jun 2014   #6

Windows 10 Pro X64

Read here, see if any of the methods described allows you to install the printer:

Unable to get printers installed in Windows XP mode in Windows 7 - Microsoft Community
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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