bthylafh wrote:No need to pay for VMware Workstation if you want to see if it'll work - VMware Player is free and with version 4 it can import your existing Windows XP Mode virtual machine, so that saves you some work.
edit: never mind on the import - I see you're running Win7 Home Premium and that doesn't allow WinXP Mode. Still, VMware Player is pretty solid and has let you create your own VMs for a couple major versions now.
That is a great way to keep Itunes from dragging down the entire system. Itunes was killing my old XP system, so I uninstalled it. Thanks for the idea.Ryu Connor wrote:Virtual PC provided with XP Mode for Win 7 Pro and higher also has USB redirect functionality. I put iTunes into the XP Mode VM and update my phones applications and firmware through the virtual machine.
One of my local friends has since mentioned VirtualBox, after I told him I had gotten this to run in VMWare Player.just brew it! wrote:I don't know about either of those two, but I can say that the USB pass-through feature of VirtualBox works. Its USB support is rather slow, but as long as you're not moving tons of data it gets the job done.
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