supposedly the keyboard and mouse are migrated into the VM.
you need to insure you have enabled the Legacy USB support in your bios.
other usb devices are not.
MS is the only one apparently that does not see the need to support usb devices in virtual environment.
"Danno" <email@example.com> wrote in message news:F158FA90-5140-489E-99F2-8A4D12778D76@microsoft.com...
I have read in previous posts that the USB parts are not available in a VM.
I am wanting to run XP in a VM on a Vista computer, but I have a USB
keyboard and mouse. If I understand the previous posts, I will not be able
to access these devices. Is this true? If so, is there a way to work
around this (besides having two KB's and mice)?
What I want to accomplish is to be able to utilize XP and Vista on the same
machine. From what I have read in previous posts, it seems that a VM is a
better solution than a dual boot. I am just looking for a way to run older
apps on my Vista machine (Office Pro XP, Office Pro '97, and some old games
from the as far back as the W98 days [and yes all software is legit]). So
far I have been able to run all the W2K apps that I want, but I am just
starting to move from W2K to Vista (Basic and Home Premium [two different
computers]), and I foresee some problems in my future. BTW, I am able to
run the old W98 apps/games on W2K by using the Compatibility tool.
Thanks in advance,
D K Hacker