Windows Virtual XP

Can I run 32 bit XP in the XP mode virtual host under 64 bit Windows 7?

I have a legacy program (for an AlphaSmart Neo) that communicates via USB, and it is not compatible with 64 bit platforms.

I'm not sure if the 32 bit limitation is in a driver, or in the main Manager program provided with the Neo.

On a related topic, can I load 32 bit drivers in the virtual XP under Windows 7, assuming I can run 32 bit XP under 64 bit Windows 7?

Thanks in advance, I've searched for this answer and can't find it.

 

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Last updated March 24, 2018 Views 484 Applies to:
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XP Mode is 32-bit Windows XP. It has access to USB and COM ports.

There are separate 32 and 64-bit Windows Virtual PC hosts for it. This does not affect the 32-bit nature of the XP Mode guest.

You can attach your USB device to XP Mode and load the 32-bit drivers you need.

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