I downloadwd Virtual PC from Microsoft, installed it on the Vista 64
machine, then opened it up, and installed a copy of XP Pro 32 bit within the
Virtual PC environment. My CAD programs load and run fine, but it won/t see
my system printer (a USB printer) Apparently Virtual PC doesn's support USB
I have to dump any drawings to a thumb drive, take them to work and print
Unfortunately you should have checked Autodesk's AutoCAD support
pages. I typed in 64-bit and the first article that came up clearly
stated that AutoCAD is not supported on a 64-bit platform.
And for Babygrand, as far as Virtual PC goes, printers and other
peripherals are problematic on a virtual PC. You would have been
better off creating a second partition for Windows XP and installing
it on that. Then you would have a dual-boot system and everything
would run just fine.
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