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#1 audioAl

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 08:34 AM

Morning guys, I downloaded virtual pc and windows XP mode to a windows 7 32 bit pc so the pc could hopefully run Quicken and a check writing business program. I can't get the XP mode to see the usb stick? anyone know what I am doing wrong? Another pc running xp can see the usb stick. I am at a loss as what to try.
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Posted 05 December 2010 - 09:36 AM

Virtual PC (and XP mode) does not have USB support.

From Virtual PC's help:

"You can access removable drives on the host operating system, such as USB–connected hard drives and Zip drives, by using shared folders. For more information about setting up shared folders for use between a host operating system and a virtual machine, see Managing shared folders for virtual machines."

If you had an actual XP product key (instead of XP mode, which is free if you have Windows 7), you could install XP in VirtualBox, which has USB support.

Edited by keyboardNinja, 05 December 2010 - 09:37 AM.

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 10:37 AM

Morning guys, I downloaded virtual pc and windows XP mode to a windows 7 32 bit pc so the pc could hopefully run Quicken and a check writing business program. I can't get the XP mode to see the usb stick? anyone know what I am doing wrong? Another pc running xp can see the usb stick. I am at a loss as what to try.

Which version of Quicken are you using? Quicken 2008 and later should run straight up on Windows 7 with no need for VPC.

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 11:26 AM

It's Quicken Home and business, probably pre 2008, I'll check out the "Shared folders" option, the client has a Seagate external hdd which may have the info from Quicken but not the program installed. Any other suggestions are welcome, Thanks.
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Posted 05 December 2010 - 02:39 PM

You could always try Compatibility Mode.
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Posted 05 December 2010 - 06:54 PM

Morning guys, I downloaded virtual pc and windows XP mode to a windows 7 32 bit pc so the pc could hopefully run Quicken and a check writing business program. I can't get the XP mode to see the usb stick? anyone know what I am doing wrong? Another pc running xp can see the usb stick. I am at a loss as what to try.

Hello audioAl in Xp/mode you have to click on the USB Tab at the top left corner of your desktop and select the USB device you wish to use, after you click on it a window will open telling you this is a shared USB device if you want to use it, it will be disconnected from your host machine in order to use in your virtual machine, click yes then your found new hardware manager will tell you when its ready to use.Just open my computer and select it from your Devices with Removable Storage. When your finished using it click on USB again and release it. You don't have to set up shared folders to use a usb stick in Virtual Machine XP/Mode, Cheers

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 07:33 AM

Thanks Sleepwalker, I'll give that a try,Alan
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Posted 13 December 2010 - 09:38 AM

Well, I will find out if I can load this usb stick into the virtual XP mode today and will report back for BC users, Thanks Alan
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Posted 16 December 2010 - 12:58 AM

Virtual PC (and XP mode) does not have USB support.

From Virtual PC's help:

"You can access removable drives on the host operating system, such as USB–connected hard drives and Zip drives, by using shared folders. For more information about setting up shared folders for use between a host operating system and a virtual machine, see Managing shared folders for virtual machines."

If you had an actual XP product key (instead of XP mode, which is free if you have Windows 7), you could install XP in VirtualBox, which has USB support.

Not anymore the latest version of Microsoft’s Virtual PC/XP/Mode free with Windows 7 does have USB support along with CTR-ALT-DEL and many more features as this review clearly states with enthusiastic approval of the reviewer check out Windows XP/Mode for Windows 7 I just want to add this version came out with Windows 7

Edited by sleepwalker, 16 December 2010 - 02:21 AM.





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