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Installing 32-bit hardware in Windows XP virtual PC


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#1 lisapwilliams

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Posted 06 March 2015 - 09:02 AM

I have an old "Amazing Box II" USB device for a sewing/embroidery machine. It is 32-bit, so it won't work with my Windows 7 (64 bit) because they don't supply updated drivers. (I don't want to buy a new device because it's expensive and my machine is old and someday, I'd like to get a USB/zip drive type of machine.)

 

So, I set up a virtual PC Windows XP within Windows 7 Pro. I have the installation CD, a zipped update, and the updated set of drivers they gave me individually. Here's the thing--I got it to work right away, but then I ran some helpful tools (that someone on this forum gave me when I had a virus, which included USB cleanup of some sort) to help speed up the computer, and now the bleeping thing won't work.

 

I have tried reinstalling it several times, in reverse order with the update installed first (which is how the manufacturer says to do it?!?), and also the CD first then update. I have replaced the drivers. Used Hardware Wizard. I have done every permutation I can think of.

 

I have a Windows 98 computer, but it is so freaking slow I can't bear to use it.

 

I would love some insight on this.  Thanks.



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