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    Default VM for XP with 4 USB ports?

    on 12.3:
    I need a VM with Win XP having access to four USB ports.

    I tried vmware, but had to learn, that it supports only 2 USB ports. (in fact it refused already wit the first USB port...)

    would it be possible with Xen or virtualbox to set up a VM running Win XP that can access at least 4 USB ports of the host?

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    Default Re: VM for XP with 4 USB ports?

    On 2014-01-27 19:16, suse paul wrote:
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    > on 12.3:
    > I need a VM with Win XP having access to four USB ports.
    >
    > I tried vmware, but had to learn, that it supports only 2 USB ports. (in
    > fact it refused already wit the first USB port...)


    I don't think it has any limitation at all.

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    Default Re: VM for XP with 4 USB ports?

    Quote Originally Posted by suse_paul View Post
    on 12.3:
    I need a VM with Win XP having access to four USB ports.

    I tried vmware, but had to learn, that it supports only 2 USB ports. (in fact it refused already wit the first USB port...)

    would it be possible with Xen or virtualbox to set up a VM running Win XP that can access at least 4 USB ports of the host?
    The main Q is what are on those USB ports and whether you really need exclusive Guest access to them.

    Typically, if the Host can be configured to access the device, then the Guest can also be configured to have shared access.

    There are some devices though for which this virtualized access isn't possible so then you need to investigate how to configure the Guest.

    So, a common example is access to files on an external USB drive. You normally would configure access in the Guest properties by configuring normal storage pointing to the drive, the Host will automatically take care of the details. In the Guest, you should then be able to "see" (ie mount) the USB storage as "ordinary" storage without any special USB configuration.

    This is common practice that applies to all virtualization technologies.

    HTH,
    TSU

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    Default Re: VM for XP with 4 USB ports?

    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    On 2014-01-27 19:16, suse paul wrote:
    >
    > on 12.3:
    > I need a VM with Win XP having access to four USB ports.
    >
    > I tried vmware, but had to learn, that it supports only 2 USB ports. (in
    > fact it refused already wit the first USB port...)


    I don't think it has any limitation at all.
    I thought I read somewhere about that limitation for the free version, but I can't find it at the moment

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    Default Re: VM for XP with 4 USB ports?

    I was able to save the problem.
    Reinstallation of the vmware tools made it.

    it concerned 4 sound cards and they are working now

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