Fixed Connecting VMware with Host USB

Discussion in 'Xiaopan Support' started by Mr. Penguin, 29 May 2012.

  1. Mr. Penguin

    Mr. Penguin Administrator
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    18 May 2012
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    Some of you might get an issue with loading the USB ISO into VMware. This is because VMware cannot sometimes detect your host USB driver. When the VMware starts, there is a warning about the usb not being connected.

    The root cause of this problem is that VMWare only support USB root hub driver from Microsoft. When your USB root hub driver get updated by another software (Sony Ericsson PC suite, AMD, etc.).

    What you can do is install the Microsoft USB Hub Driver on your Host. This is how you do it:

    1. Right Click on your My Computer icon and click Manage. Go to Device Manager. Search for USB Root Hub.


    2. Click on one of USB Root Hub. Check the Driver Provider. If it is a Sony Ericsson or provider other than Microsoft, you should install the Microsoft Driver. Update Driver to Install Microsoft Driver.


    3. Choose Install from a list or specific location.

    4. Don’t search. I will choose the driver to install.


    5. Choose USB Root Hub from the bottom.


    6. Check again the Manufacturer. Make sure it is already changed to Microsoft.
    7. Do step 1-6 on all the USB Root Hub.
    8. Restart the Computer.
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