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How to enable USB for XP on Windows 8

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    Posts : 31
    Windows 8.1

    How to enable USB for XP on Windows 8


    Thanks to some great help on this forum, I now have an Internet connection with my XP. The last challenge is USB. Not sure if I am missing something, but I do not see it in the Setup.

    Any help is appreciated...

    Todd

    P.S. I started this new thread though I did mention USB in my last.

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    7601.18247.x86fre.win7sp1


    What's the actual issue you're having?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 31
    Windows 8.1


    When I plug in a USB, it is recognized by the Windows 8, but not by Hyper-V and the XP machine [I hope I am using the correct terminology since virtual machines is new].

    Todd
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    Posts : 31
    Windows 8.1


    In doing some research, it appears that using Remote Access is the answer. I'll check that out when I have some time...thought I'd save all of you some time so you will not not just duplicate that.

    And again, thank you...

    Todd
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    Posts : 31
    Windows 8.1


    Yes, all of the help that was generously shared with me about setting up remote access WORKS! Many thanks to all! And remember, if you visit Bend, OR, I would enjoy introducing you to Bend's 15 breweries.

    Now I have another question that I will post on a new thread: cloning a XP system via Acronis.

    Todd
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    Posts : 11
    Windows 7-SP1 / Windows 8.1 pro


    Hate to necro a thread, but I figured it was better than opening a new one. Could someone throw me a link to how this process works or should work?

    I want (and will need) to be able to access a USB stick from my Windows XP\7\8 VM to authenicate with a VPN service. I'm not seeing how I can access that device from the VM itself. So it's a windows 8.1.1 Hyper-V, with say a XP guest VM. Under windows 7 this is easy, just not seeing it under Windows 8.1

    Looking at another thread it *seems* that I have to connect to my VM from a remote desktop session? Is the correct and namely is that the only option? If it is I have a large problem. The VPN software doesn't allow connection from a remote desktop session.


    Thank you
    Dale
    Last edited by Dalexx; 13 Apr 2014 at 18:21.
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