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Virtual XP & Hardware

  1. #1


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    Virtual XP & Hardware

    Is there any way that virtual machines can recognize the real hardware on my computer..? Like my soundcard or my graphics card etc..? When I go to my Virtual XP Sound And Audio Device Settings, my dafault device is Microsoft RDP Audio Driver..How can I change it to my Asus Xonar D2X..?

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    Robert Comer Guest

    Re: Virtual XP & Hardware

    No, there's no way. Virtual machines only have access to a specific
    set of emulated hardware.

    If you're using the new Windows Virtual PC on Windows 7, you can use
    the hosts USB devices and that's pretty much it.

    --
    Bob Comer


    On Tue, 17 Nov 2009 13:18:23 -0600, Sf3d0 <guest@newsgroup-email.com>
    wrote:

    >
    >Is there any way that virtual machines can recognize the real hardware
    >on my computer..? Like my soundcard or my graphics card etc..? When I go
    >to my Virtual XP Sound And Audio Device Settings, my dafault device is
    >Microsoft RDP Audio Driver..How can I change it to my Asus Xonar D2X..?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Mark Rae [MVP] Guest

    Re: Virtual XP & Hardware

    "Sf3d0" <guest@newsgroup-email.com> wrote in message
    news:7bec09397ca4090ac1c009650110293e@newsgroup-gateway.com...

    > Is there any way that virtual machines can recognize the physical hardware
    > on my computer..? Like my soundcard or my graphics card etc..?
    http://vpc.visualwin.com/ngfaq.aspx#8


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    Mark Rae
    ASP.NET MVP
    http://www.markrae.net


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    Join Date : Nov 2009
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    Windows Vista Ultimate 32bit
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      Thread Starter

    Re: Virtual XP & Hardware

    Thank you both for your answers..
    But I'm also keen on VMware..Is there any way to recognize my hardware using this program..? Or any other way to do it..?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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    Robert Comer Guest

    Re: Virtual XP & Hardware

    No, VMWare is the same that way. You're always going to see this in a
    virtualization product -- one of the biggest draw of virtualization is
    hardware independence, and that's only done by presenting the same
    hardware to the VM all the time.

    There is a very special (and costly) version of one of the
    virtualization products that can use a host video card (it has to have
    two to pull this off, and it has to be VERY specific hardware.) I
    don't remember what it was but I don't have a couple thousand to throw
    at something like that.

    For the future, there are some new things being built into CPU's to
    make it easier, but I don't see a VM having full access any time
    soon... (nor do I think I'd want it to -- if you need that kind of
    access it's going to be cheaper to just run it on the host rather than
    dealing with a VM.)

    --
    Bob Comer


    On Wed, 18 Nov 2009 14:00:54 -0600, Sf3d0 <guest@newsgroup-email.com>
    wrote:

    >
    >Thank you both for your answers..
    >But I'm also keen on VMware..Is there any way to recognize my hardware
    >using this program..? Or any other way to do it..?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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