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I'm using Linux KVM (virsh) and it officially supports USB 1.0. Are there other virtualization tools (free) that would allow my Windows VM to run USB 2.0?

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I believe VirtualBox supports USB 2.0

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Can you provide a link to back this up? –  Simon Sheehan Dec 3 '11 at 21:33
    
virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads shows that the Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack is required to support it –  shf301 Dec 3 '11 at 22:23
    
its also in the manual. chapter 3. I'd paste it, but i'm using a crashy browser ;p –  Journeyman Geek Dec 3 '11 at 22:30
    
It does, but I had to use Oracle's proprietary version. Then you have to download an extension pack and enable USB 2.0 in the settings. Ugh. –  m33lky Dec 4 '11 at 5:36

Vmware does:

VMware Workstation 6, 7, and 8, VMware Player 2, 3, and 4, and VMware ACE 2 include a virtual EHCI controller that allows guests to fully use USB 2.0 devices.

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