how to access USB device in Windows XP Virtual Machine

I am trying to access a hardware device that is plug into my Windows 7 64 bit PC and trying to access it in Windows Virtual Machine.  When I go into the XP mode I see at the top of the tool bar under the USB dropdown the device (NI USB 6525) Attached, when I click on the area it changes to release. Which setting should it be set to?

When I go into my control panel>> device manager I do not see the NI USB 6525 listed in the area. However in the Windows 7 side it is listed under the device manager.

Is there something that I am doing wrong with the interface?
cmdolcetAsked:
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Red_TechCommented:
In the Virtual XP, it should be listed under USB as Mass Storage Device. When you want to use it you would attach if you want to disconnect it you would release.
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dmarinenkoCommented:
You want to select "Attach" if you wish to access i from the virtual computer.  It won't be usable by windows 7 until you "release' it.

You may need a driver for it under XP if it isn't something common like a USB drive.
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cmdolcetAuthor Commented:
in the XP mode, none of the selection you mentioned above are listed. I did place the usb device back to being attached.
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Red_TechCommented:
What is the device you are attaching? When you click attach does it give you a new device in device manager, perhaps that does not have a driver loaded yet? Yellow question mark maybe?
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cmdolcetAuthor Commented:
OK I have a USB device (NI USB 6525 - Attached) when I go into the Device manager the only yellow questions I see is under the Other Devices section and it says " Virtual PC Integration Device" This is shown 3 times under the other device section with yellow question marks.
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Red_TechCommented:
Take a look at this

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee449448(v=ws.10).aspx

Are you sure your device can be redirected to Virtual PC?
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dmarinenkoCommented:
If you are using the device i think you are, you will need the driver.
Go here http://zone.ni.com/devzone/cda/tut/p/id/6913#usb
And find your applicable device and grab the driver while using the XP machine.
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cmdolcetAuthor Commented:
OK I installed the drivers but I still can;t see the device in the Device Manager. It does display in the Windows XP toolbar. However no other instance in the XP mode.
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cmdolcetAuthor Commented:
OK the drivers worked.... however I found out that you need to release the USB device before you can use it in the XP mode
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