Posted 19 January 2012 - 10:54 AM
I'm aware that no one replied but everyone should post solutions when they find them!
Running Windows 7 Professional I have access to Windows XP via a virtual machine (Microsoft Virtual PC / WindowsXP Mode). The solution to link with an old device is to install the required software into the virtual machine and forward all the hardware there. However the best solution is to backup your data regularly to avoid the problem in the first place!
AMD Phenom II X6 2.8ghz
8GB DDR3 RAM
XFX ATI Radeon HD6850 1 GB DDR5, 26" Widescreen HDMI
500GB + 80GB HDD
Windows 7 Pro, Mozilla Firefox, AutoCAD 2011, Solidworks 2009