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USB on virtual machine software

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August 30, 2012 2:05:31 AM

For somereason when I use virtual machine to load Windows XP the flash drive doesn't load on Windows XP and it loads on Windows 7. How do I make the USB work so I can use my flash drive? It has alot of my files there and I wanted to put it on the XP system as well. The USB mouse has no problem for somereason.
August 31, 2012 12:26:37 AM

What specific virtual machine are you using?

Some of them require that you mount the device from within the guest before it's usable.
August 31, 2012 5:33:19 AM

I' am using the Oracle VirtualBox right now and running Windows XP Home. I did update Windows to the latest but seems like when I insert the USB flash drive it shows up on my Windows 7 machine. Basicly my main machine.
August 31, 2012 5:49:04 AM

Some questions:

1. Did you install the guest additions in XP Home?

2. Does the device appear on the guest's menubar under "Devices > USB Devices"?

3. If the device appears on the above list, is there a check in the box next to it? (if not, put one there to mount it)