A big new thing with Windows 7 is “XP Mode”. It has a “seamless” mode where the applications will appear as if they are running without a full OS (but they really are). My webcam software does not work on Windows 7 yet, so I can run it in XP Mode and attach the USB camera and it will work. But I want it to be seamless with the rest of my desktop. But the problem is when in seamless mode I cannot attach USB devices. But I found a work around.
- Open the full XP mode and attach the USB device.
- From the Windows 7 Start menu select the virtual application.
- Tell it to close the virtual machine.
And that’s it, your USB device should be attached and in seamless mode.