have to shutdown Windows to use hardware

Discussion in 'Windows Virtual Machine' started by akidd, Jul 8, 2007.

  1. akidd

    akidd Member

    I have the Verizon 740 WWAN card - with native support in OSX. It works brilliantly. (1.5M down, up to 800K up)

    Using a Windows XP guest under Parallels 3.0 works well too. No problems.

    However if I just close my MacBook without shutting down, when I reopen/restart it Windows detects a "new device" and OSX no longer sees the 740. The only way I have found to resolve is to close the Windows VM so OSX then sees the WWAN card.

    There has GOT to be a better way. Ideas?

  2. Purplish

    Purplish Forum Maven

    Is it a USB device?

    Look at the Parallels menu on the top line (while Parallels is in focus). Click Devices/USB/<your device>. When windows controls the device, there should be a checkmark next to it. Click on it to remove the checkmark and it will go back to OSX.

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