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I have set up a Win XP 32 Machine with Virtual Box inside my Win 8 x64 installation in order to use Legacy Hardware. I have an old Kyocera Printer that does not function in x64 environments due to lack of support. I tried installing it in WinXP but although VBOX recognizes it, XP shows it is not connected. Is there something special i have to do?

After i manage to connect it, can i share it as a network printer so i can use it on my x64 installation?
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To share it on a network be sure network adapter is set to "Bridged" for all instances. If it is a USB printer you can set it up using Storage > USB.
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Originally Posted by OS-Wiz View Post

To share it on a network be sure network adapter is set to "Bridged" for all instances. If it is a USB printer you can set it up using Storage > USB.

On a storage it only lets me add ide/sata controllers. Are you sure it should be there?
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Hmmm, lemme double check.
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You forgot to click on USB, then the plus symbol on the right, then you'll see, on my system, the Cannon i4600 usb printer.

Edited by OS-Wiz - 4/1/13 at 1:24pm
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I tried adding it that way as well but didint work. Does it need EHCI enabled? I see from your pic you have it checked but when i tried it told me i need to pay to download an addon or something.
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Did you Install the VirtualBox extension pack
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No i dont think so. Do i really need it for my purpose?
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Yes, This is what will allow the guest OS to communicate directly through the USB ports
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tom.slick View Post

Yes, This is what will allow the guest OS to communicate directly through the USB ports
Yup, must install extension pack to get USB and others.
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