I need to build a virtual machine that can see USB port to synch with my TELXON

I have a windows 7 computer and I need to set up an XP VM that can see a usb port. I heard that VMWARE can do this is ther a free vm ware product and if so how do I get it
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rubikruCommented:
Hi!
You will need VMware Player - it's free. You can download it from http://www.vmware.com/.

And You will need .file with image of WinXP for VMware player.
You an download it from torrents.
Fr example: http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/5405837/Windows_XP_Pro_VMWARE_IMAGE
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Michael OrtegaSales & Systems EngineerCommented:
If you have windows 7 home premium, pro, ent, or ultimate you can just use XP mode. You don't need VMWare.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download.aspx

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jamietonerCommented:
Mgortega, good idea I suggest it as well however, 7 home premium does not support XP mode just Pro, Enterprise and Ultimate. In Xp mode to add the usb device simply attach the device to the computer. click usb in the top menu of the running xp vm and select the usb device you want xp to use. the device doesnt even have to function in 7 to work in the vm, i had a wireless card that had no vista or 7 drivers available, but works just fine in xp mode.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/products/features/windows-xp-mode
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Michael OrtegaSales & Systems EngineerCommented:
Oops. Did I put Home Premium in there? I sure did. My bad.

Jameitoner is correct...XP Mode for Professional, Enterprise, or Ultimate only.

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Michael OrtegaSales & Systems EngineerCommented:
Also, if it's just external hard drives that you want to access via USB on the host system XP Mode/Virtual PC will add those drives automatically.

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