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I'm trying to connect a Matrix dongle to Windows XP Mode, but when looking under USB options it's not listed.


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The dongle gets recognized by the Windows 7 device manager as a HID-compliant device, so it's properly connected.

How do I make Virtual PC recognize the dongle?

I'm running Windows 7 Professional 64-bit.

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

According to other forums HID devices are unable to be assigned to Vitrual PC VMs.

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I fear you are right... – Ivo Flipse May 22 '10 at 5:57

I know this doesn't answer your question, but I would recommend using VMware's player. It is free and supports USB ports and add-on parallel ports. You most likely would need an available XP license though.

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Apperently this same type of dongle gives us problems with VMWare as well :-( – Ivo Flipse May 22 '10 at 5:56

You can use VirtualBox. It supports attaching USB devices to virtual machines.

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