Windows 7 has MS virtual PC integrated, the VM settings don't give a parallel LPT port mapping to the physical machine. Where did it go?
Has anyone else noticed this, and found a solution?
Update: After much digging, I found the one and only reference to this issue, on the VPC Blog: "Parallel port devices are not supported, as they are relatively rare today."
It's a XP VM I've been using since VPC 2007 days, which did have this functionality. This is to configure barcode printers via the LPT port. Since the (new) MS VM can't map to my physical LPT port, I'm having a hard time configuring printers.
My physical ports are enabled in the BIOS. It has worked the past 3 years, before switching to Win 7.
Any help is appreciated.
This screen shot of the VM settings shows COM ports, but LPT is no more
In contrast, here is a screen shot of VPC 2007 (before it got integrated into Win 7). Notice how it has LPT support