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USB support in Virtualbox on 64bit host

Discussion in 'Virtual Computing' started by Nyx, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. Nyx

    Nyx Byte Poster

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    just about to give up on this one...
    Have virtualbox installed on 64bit Win7, with 64bit Win7 guest, whatever I try I can't "plug" any usb device into guest os. Googled a lot, there are threads about it on virtualbox forum, but nothing seems to work for me. Having a blank usb filter in guest settings seemed to make a difference - it actually unplugged all usb devices from host and crashed the guest, so only reset button helped. Now I can't even make that happen again...

    Has anyone had this issue?
     
  2. BB88

    BB88 Kilobyte Poster Gold Member

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    Are you using VirtualBox OSE or the other one?
     
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  3. Nyx

    Nyx Byte Poster

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    seems from version 4 upwards there is only one, I have 4.1.6.
     
  4. Dell mountainman

    Dell mountainman New Member

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    Even i had the same problem. While trying to use USB for a XP 32 Guest on a Vista 64 Host the system shows with a blue screen.I try to use i tried other USB devices within the guest System but same issue is repeating. Usually the host system crashes while booting the guest with usb support.
     
  5. Nyx

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    Had another go at it today and sorted it, needed extension pack and usb 2.0 enabled. for some reason I thought previously it is the same thing as vbox additions... oh well.
     
  6. supernova

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    I see you have sorted it now, yeah you'll find you have to update the tools/drivers (tools cd image) as well with future main updates in case of changes.
     
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  7. supernova

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    Since 4.0 there is only one the open source version. The closed source components (USB 2.0 , RDP and PXE for Intel Nics) have been separated into a separate expansion pack.
     
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