On May 7, 3:48*pm, Poutnik <m...@newsgroup> wrote:
> In article <OPJ7z7Y7KHA.1...@newsgroup>, bobcomer-removeme-
> @mindspring.com says...
> > My motto. Computers can sure be frustrating, can't they. :/
> > > Next question, then, would be: *Is there ANY virtualization software
> > > that might be able to give USB support to a virtual Win 98 SE ?
> > VMWare Player (free), or VMWare Workstation should do it, but I haven't
> > actually used USB in a Win98 VM under either, but they do USB quite
> > differently from Windows Virtual PC.
> VirtualBox by Sun/Oracle *http://www.virtualbox.org/
> support USB to guest systems too,
> but as it was said I have never tried it with Win98 guest OS.
> The best depends on how the best is defined.
I've tried both VMWare Player and VirtualBox before without success,
but I haven't done it for a while. I'd given up until I got Windows 7
and saw the blurb about USB support being added to Virtual PC. I'll
try the latest version of VirtualBox again and report back here.
If only these Altec Lansing speakers weren't so darned good. I've had
them for 12 years, and I still love them. I actually have control
over everything but balance and adjustment of the virtual center
channel on Dolby ProLogic. Having that functionality is worth giving
up a small amount of HD space to install virtual Windows 98 SE, but
the applet that controls the speakers does it via USB, so the virtual
machine has to run Win 98 with USB support. I'm not the only one
clinging to these old speakers as evidenced by the fact that control
of the ACS 495 speakers is still on the top ten FAQ list at