USB problems

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by profetes, Apr 27, 2006.

  1. profetes

    profetes

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    Hi,
    Thanks parallels for the quick release of betas, it is a great software, I've already bought my copy :) Now I have some problems with the USB feature. I cannot connect my USB Hercules Sound Card or my webcam, any explanations for this would be very welcome. If I connect the webcam it says that another application is using the USB device and if I connect the sound device it doesn't install it properly.
    Thanks,
    Profetes
     
  2. profetes

    profetes

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  3. mrudd1

    mrudd1

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    New hardware found in PWS Beta5

    Just installed PWS Beta5. When XP logs in the New Hardware Found Window displays. I am assuming that this is due to the fact that windows ins ow seeing USB hardware. Windows sees it as a PCI Bridge and launches the Install Wizard to install software for the new hardware. I am not sure what to do. Do I need to give it the XP disk or what? Any help would be appreciated.
    mrudd
     
  4. Andrew @ Parallels

    Andrew @ Parallels Parallels Developers

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    Just ignore it. This device is related to Shared Folders feature, but we didn't include driver for Win2000 in Beta5. It will be fixed in next update.
     
  5. mrudd1

    mrudd1

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    Thanks for the quick response

    I am wanting to install sync software for my cell phone. I will have to plug a usb cable in to the mac and phone. Will this work?

    PS
    The shared folder will not show up on windows. I went through the process outlined on you site. What should I do?
     
  6. Andrew @ Parallels

    Andrew @ Parallels Parallels Developers

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    1. Did you addded Shared Folders in VM configuration and reinstalled Parallels Tools?
    2. Which guest OS do you use? (Win2000 is not supported yet by shared folders)
     
  7. mrudd1

    mrudd1

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    Parallel Tools

    1. I added the Shared Folders in the Configuration Editor. How do you reinstall "Parallels Tools"?
    2. I am using Windows XP Home.
     
  8. mrudd1

    mrudd1

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    Shared Folders working

    After installing the Tools for PWS Beta 5, the shared folders are now available in XP.
    However, XP still will not recognize the a connection with my cell phone via a usb cable. I have successfully connected my cell via XP on an older Windows lap top running XP. Any suggestions would be welcome.
    Thank you,

    mrudd1
     
  9. Martin

    Martin

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    As indicated by Parallels, there is still only limited USB support.

    Hope it makes sense to tell that the USB dongle "SafeNet USB SuperPro" does not work with beta 5 yet.
     

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