USB dongle won't work in a virtual machine running on a Windows 8 host RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm running a programme for work that requires the use of a dongle and would preferably like to run this in a virtual machine.

    This has worked fine previously (with a Vista host and both Windows Vista and Windows 7 as guests within a VirtualBox VM) but I recently bought a new machine which come with Windows 8 preinstalled.

    With a Windows 8 host and a Windows 7 guest, the USB dongle does not show up in the guest's device manager and the programme won't run.

    The dongle works fine in host systems running Windows 7 or Windows 8.

    Any ideas how I can get this to work?

    Friday, June 21, 2013 4:44 AM