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    Hi peeps.... Great site you have here.

    I have a little problem with a WIN XP Virtual machine I have installed in Virtual PC.
    I use a piece of software on the virtual machine because it doesn't run in Vista. The trouble is I need to be able to print from this software. Because Virtual PC doesn't have USB support...how can I orint my documents from the virtual machine......

    I hope some one can help.... I need to get this sorted by the weekend hopefully.......

    Thanks in advance
    Zane

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    Re: Printing from a Virtual machine in Virtual PC

    Share your printer on the physical machine, then connect to it as a "network printer" in the VPC
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    • #3
      Re: Printing from a Virtual machine in Virtual PC

      It will be worth ensuring that you have installed 'Virtual Machine Additions' on the VHD as well. On each virtual machine window, go to 'Action and then 'Install or Update Virtual Machine Additions. This then allows you to connect to files on the host OS from the Virtual machine.

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      • #4
        Re: Printing from a Virtual machine in Virtual PC

        Hi ya guys,

        Thanks for your assistants on this issue.....

        How do I install Virtual Machine Additions?
        It doesn't seem to be installed.

        Cheers all
        Zane

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        • #5
          Re: Printing from a Virtual machine in Virtual PC

          Open your VM in a window (and log on)
          Go to the Actions Menu (I think)
          Look for "install VM additions"
          Follow on-screen instructions
          Tom Jones
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          PhD, MSc, FIAP, MIITT
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          Ossian Ltd
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          • #6
            Re: Printing from a Virtual machine in Virtual PC

            Now I've installed the additions...how do I install the printer on the VPC?

            I have allowed sharing on my printer in Vista.

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            • #7
              Re: Printing from a Virtual machine in Virtual PC

              In the virtual machine, go into the Printer applet and use the Add Printer wizard, choose Add network printer, select Connect to this printer as per the attached image. Obviously enter the names of your PC and the SHARE name you gave the Printer.

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              • #8
                Re: Printing from a Virtual machine in Virtual PC

                Cheeers mate,

                Got it sort now..... everything works a treat....thank god.

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                • #9
                  Re: Printing from a Virtual machine in Virtual PC



                  I was thinking of an alternative virtual solution:
                  Setup a virtual printer and print virtual printouts
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