On Tue, 16 Mar 2010 00:03:01 -0700, Can''t Find A Name
>I have a relatively new Vista 64-bit system and have installed Virtual PC
>2007 in order to run Windows XP for my work VPN. I know Virtual PC 2007 does
>not support USB ports in my PC. It is a royal pain to print anything from the
>virtual PC because I have to constantly logoff my VPN in order for the
>virtual PC to recognize my real PC as they are considered two separate
What does that have to do with your ability to use your host PC?
Your statement makes no sense....
You can just minimize the VPC guest and you are back in your host
system and can do whatever is possible there. No need to log off the
>Windows Virtual PC does support USB but only works with Windows 7 -- is this
>true? Or can I install Windows Virtual PC on my Vista PC?
Not possible. WVPC is a Windows 7 x64 function exclusively.
>What are the chances of Virtual PC 2007 being upgraded to support USB? Or do
My guess is that it will never happen. I have long ago given up and
moved to VMWare.
>I have to upgrade my operating system from Vista to Windows 7 ... not my
Do that if you like, but not only in order to get a virtualization
solution with USB support.
>Any other suggestions for printing from my VPN would be greatly appreciated.
The absolutely simplest solution is to:
1. Download and install VMWare Player 3
2. Open the VPC2007 virtual machine with Player. It will offer to
convert it for you.
3. Now you will have USB support in your virtual machine (and also
DirectX if you need that).
VMWare Player is a free product like VPC2007.
Bo Berglund (Sweden)