Thursday, April 12, 2012 5:03 PM
I have a program that requires bluetooth and xp. Had an usb dongle and lost it. Our laptop has integrated bluetooth and works on Windows 7. Is there a way to make this device available on xp mode??? Much thanks to anyone who knows!
Thursday, April 12, 2012 5:16 PMUnfortunately no. Virtual Machines do not have direct access to thehardware, only whatever virtualization solution you use provides. Idon't think any of them pass through bluetooth, but I may be mistaken.You would have to use a USB to bluetooth dongle...
Bob Comer - Microsoft MVP Virtual Machine
- Marked As Answer by Reigna Thursday, April 12, 2012 6:23 PM
Thursday, April 12, 2012 6:39 PM
VMWware Workstation may work for this. On my Dell notebook, I can assign the Dell DW375 bluetooth module to a VM, it does disconnect it from the host OS though.
You could try the trial version of VMWare workstation or possibly VMWare Player.
Thursday, April 12, 2012 7:46 PM
VMWare Workstation 8, VMWare Player 4, and Fusion 4 now support bluetooth. See
Colin Barnhorst Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on DIY with 6GB ram.
Thursday, April 12, 2012 8:10 PM