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Windows 7: A:\ drive will not work in VM XP

06 May 2009   #1

WIN 7 Ultimate 7127 RC
A:\ drive will not work in VM XP

Does anyone have a suggestion on making the A: work in the XP VM window work? The A: drive works fine in Win7, but the XP VM window it does not work. it is a USB type floppy drive.

found some interesting things.. the A: drive can be seen from the XP VM on the network looking A on W7 icon..however on the live A: drive it cannot see that one. I am sure if I had a floppy attached to the motherboard, it would see that one.. However I am trying to use a USB floppy..

yes, I have a piece of software that in order to install requires seeing the floppy disk for the key on it. it is hidden, and the install wants that A: drive only...

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06 May 2009   #2


In Virtual PC, is USB devices enabled?
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06 May 2009   #3

WIN 7 Ultimate 7127 RC

Its crazy... I got the floppy to work by attaching it to the XP VM .. it came in listed as B:\ however. but my install program was nice enough to look for a A: and B: and it found my key diskett...

Now I am having issues ataching my USB printer to the XP VM
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06 May 2009   #4

WIN 7 Ultimate 7127 RC

wow.. I just got it all working.. my printer was the last attached device port in the VM list.. I have no clue what the other 5 above it are, but I got my Mitchell on Demand running and printing...

this is a really nice setup MS has put together.. it all actually works.
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