VMWare guest OS does not see plug-and-play PCI card
Posted on 2013-06-05
I have a legacy application that has no installation media running on an ancient Windows 98 PC.
I have managed to virtualize everything including the parallel software dongle.
The software relies on a plug-and-play PCI PCLTA-21 Echelon LonWorks network card. The host is running Windows 7, and see the card just fine. The card was made for Windows 95/98, and Windows 98 sees only an undefined PCI adaptor. There is no .inf file available as a driver (apparently, it completely relies on plug-and-play).
Is there a setting in VMWare that affects plug-and-play behavior? Can I define new hardware, other than the standard list it provides (LPT, Hard drive, usb...)