[time-nuts] Could someone please recommend GPIB card

Bob Camp lists at rtty.us
Tue Oct 11 12:32:45 EDT 2011


Hi

My experience with several VM's has been unrewarding in terms of drivers.
The driver lives on the main OS and may or may not pass through to the VM.
You seem to get a sub-set of the main OS devices in the VM...

Not a good thing for hardware hacking. 

Bob

-----Original Message-----
From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On
Behalf Of Peter Bell
Sent: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 5:08 AM
To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement
Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Could someone please recommend GPIB card

Yeah, it's a bit of a pain - it's basically intended for people
running old XP apps that they don't want to (or can't) port to the
newer versions of Windows. The other thing to watch out for is that as
far as I'm aware all the hardware is emulated with a little hack to
allow USB passthough - so the only things you can run the drivers for
in the virtual machine are USB devices and not things like PCI cards.


On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 4:50 PM, gary <lists at lazygranch.com> wrote:
>> http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download.aspx
>
> I didn't install it, but it looks like if you have win 7 pro 64 bit, it is
a
> free download. You need to use IE and instal a validation plugin. Half a
gig
> of a download!
>
> Now I suspect a 32bit driver might work with the VM. I have an old
> usb/serial that won't install in 64 bit windows, but I just replaced the
> hardware. The VM needs to be allotted RAM. Kind of messy. However, this is
a
> good experiment, presuming I can uninstall this VM.
>
>
>
>
>
> On 10/11/2011 12:51 AM, Peter Bell wrote:
>>
>> Thry are two different things - you're talking about the compatibity
>> mode built into the OS, but the other poster is talking about "Windows
>> XP mode" - which is basically a copy of XP running inside a Virtual PC
>> VM that's available as a download for the "business" variants of Win 7
>> (which are, not coincidentally, the ones that have XP downgrade rights
>> anyway).
>>
>> @David Taylor
>
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