Using USB moden in vitual pc


  • Hi ,


    First, I would like to confirm which system OS you are using in the host machine. Are you using Windows XP or XP Mode in Win7?

    If you have Windows XP, you may post your question to XP Forums:

    If you are using XP Mode, USB devices can be used in two different ways: Sharing and Redirection.

    In a Windows XP Mode, Integration features is enabled by default. Storage devices, Printers and Smart cards can be used without having to redirect the device manually, by simply sharing it with the host. Sharing requires the devices are available in both XP Mode and Host OS. If not, you need to use redirect device to Virtual Machine.


    1. Plug in the USB device to the system.
    2. Then in the virtual box click USB, click the USB modem which you need to install.
    3. The Virtual Machine will detect the modem and install it.


    These articles for your reference:

    USB Architecture in Windows Virtual PC

    Networking and Using Windows XP Mode

    Tracy Cai

    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Sabrina Shen Monday, April 30, 2012 6:24 AM
    Monday, April 16, 2012 7:18 AM