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Serial port on Virtual machine not working? How can I test if it is setup correctly?

Yashy
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hi guys,

I have a VM running a Windows XP Pro using Vmware Workstation 8.0. There is a serial port on the actual physical host. To which a scanner is attached. I've added a serial port on the VM and have selected it to 'Auto Detect' and it says in brackets 'COM1' next to it which in my opinion should indicate that it has seen it?

However, the application which picks up the scanner is not doing so right now.

How can I test that the serial port is working? I've tried following this guide http://www.ni.com/support/serial/verhyper.htm and it didn't work either:(

Any help would be great
Thanks again
Yashy
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