Ticket #5190 (closed defect: duplicate)
can't use USB on Vista 64 host
|Reported by:||jbrock||Owned by:|
running a win Xp professional guest on a vista 64 bit host using the latest 3.0.8 virtual box. plugging a usb device of any sort into the computer will cause either a freeze of the host or a blue screen crash of host. This usually destroys the guest XP as well. Once vista is rebooted and the XP host is started, it reports many corrupt files. attempts to fix are fruitless. I have a back up of the XP guest hard drive file and I have had to re-copy that. I need to install a printer on the XP guest so I can then install linksys software for a bi-directional print server (the reason for the XP guest in the first place is that linksys has no 64 bit drivers for that server). I had this working on a previous virtual box build, but after upgrading, I attempted to add some files to XP using a USB flash drive and destroyed the XP guest in the process. If USB support is broken in 3.0.8, which older version works? Are there any plans to restore USB support? Is it just this configuration (vista 64 host/XP guest) that doesn't work?