running virtual PC inside vista 64 bit

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Help' started by Ozymandias, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. Ozymandias

    Ozymandias Guest

    I bought a 64 bit Hewlitt Packard running Vista, then discovered it wouldn't
    load some of my 32 bit legacy CAD software. My son recommended Virtual PC.
    I installed that, then loaded XP Pro 32 bit inside it. The CAD programs
    loaded and run fine, but it can't see my system printer, a simple HP 1210
    PSC. I tried installing the same printer in XP Pro, but no go. I finally
    found something that said Virtual PC does not support USB printers??? WTF??
    Anyboby encountered this, and how do I workaround? I can't print anything
    from the CAD programs. Is there a converter/cable that will change the USB
    into a serial or parallel plug? TIA

    Ozymandias, Nov 13, 2008
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