A Zip 250 will not work with my Windows 7 Home Premium edition, so I put a virtual Windows XP on to the Windows 7 system (I have a valid Windows XP professional disk, upgraded to SP3). Everything else seems to work perfectly, but unfortunately it identified the Zip 250 as a 'normal' floppy - and the 1.44Mb USB floppy that I have is not shown! (The usb floppy works totally correctly on the native Windows 7). This may be (?) because the motherboard on my desktop is a Foxconn H67MP which does not have an ATAPI IDE connector, so I am having to use an ATAPI to SATA converter. Can anyone tell me how to get everything to work as expected on my virtual Win XP please?
This is working as expected.
Your VM has a completely separate set of virtualized hardware. It can't see the host's motherboard directly and so it can't see a ZIP drive connected to it. The VM has it's own motherboard. The only devices that are able to be passed through are USB devices, and not all of them will be passed through.
Your USB floppy should work, but depending on the drivers it may not.
There's no way to get an ATA/IDE/SATA device to directly appear in a VM. You can use Windows sharing to access other drives.
- 回答としてマーク Leo HuangMicrosoft Contingent Staff, Moderator 2012年4月20日 6:13