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While trying to get an external HD (SATA-to-USB) to be recognized again after it disappeared, I read a suggestion to uninstall the USB drivers. After a reboot they were to reinstall automatically. Well, I also uninstalled the USB Virtualization driver (since it said USB...) and it did not reinstall.

I have uninstalled and reinstalled the XP Compatibility Mode, and tried to do the same with Virtual Machine, but it's an update and not a program. I read on a thread here that I can remove it and reapply it. Would that solve my problem?

(I'm trying to use a USB scanner and when I try to attach the USB with the tab in XP Mode I get an error that the USB Virtualization Driver is missing.)

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I'm running Windows 7 on a Dell Optiplex GX280 with a 3.4GHz Pentium P4 and 3GB of RAM and it has pretty good performance.

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My older applications like Act! 2008, QuickBooks 2002 and others will not run on Windows Vista or 7.

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Find instructions and download it here.

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Windows 7's version of Virtual PC will only run on systems with hardware virtualization capability, found only in the newest processors with Intel VT-x or AMD-V designs. Most older PCs do not have this, and believe it or not many new PCs don't either! Some systems have the feature, but you must enable it in your system's BIOS before it will work.

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But don't let that slow you down because there is a solution.

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Excellent news!

So my old Dell would not run Virtual PC, but does run VirtualBox very well. VirtualBox opens .vhd files as easily as it does it's own .vhi files.

The only problem I had the first time I tried it was an error message saying VirtualBox could not open the file for read/write. Then I copied and changed the new file's security to "Full" for "Everyone" and bang - it took off immediately.

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