USB Flash Writer

Discussion in 'Windows Virtual Machine' started by wbrisett, Aug 7, 2007.

  1. wbrisett

    wbrisett Bit poster

    There is obviously still work that needs to be done to Parallels support of USB writers. My wife has a USB writer that is used to place embroidery designs on, the flash card is then put into the embroidery machine and the design is stitched. When she bought the MacBook Pro, the idea was to get rid of all Window computers and use Parallels to quickly do the one and only thing she needs in XP. However, it seems that upgrading to 3.0 still hasn't solved the issue of USB writers (in the archives it seems that some people had this same problem with some aeronautics software).

    As far as I know, this device uses USB 1.1, not 2.0, XP recognizes the devices. And on at least one occasion, we have gotten it to write a design to the Flash card. This is a windows only device, Mac OS X doesn't even recognize the device, so using it as a shared device is out. After a couple of days of messing around with drivers, and such, I gave up. I put Boot Camp on the computer and guess what? It works flawlessly now every single time. I love parallels on Mac Pro, because I always need to switch back and forth, but obviously there are some issues in the way it deals with USB Flash writers.


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