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Do I need drivers on the Host OS for devices I want to run in the Guest OS?

Do I need drivers on the Host OS for devices I want to run in the Guest OS?

I'm running Vista 64-bit and I have a device that doesn't have 64-bit drivers at all, but I need to use it for development purposes. I do have an XP 32-bit virtual machine that I can develop from if necessary.

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Guest [Entry]

"nope!

It really depends on the Virtual Machine software.

I have used VMware Workstation for a very similar purpose, When you enable USB pass through, you simply need the standard correct driver for the guest operating system and nothing else.

So, Insert the device, forward it to the VM (again, different depending on what you are using), and then install the drivers in there."