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Installation in Guest Operating Systems

If the virtual machine is configured with a parallel port, most guest operating systems automatically detect it at installation time and install the required drivers. Some operating systems, including Linux, Windows NT and Windows 2000, automatically detect the ports at boot time. Others, like Windows 95 and Windows 98, do not.

To add a parallel port to the virtual machine's configuration, take these steps with the virtual machine powered off.

1. Open the virtual machine settings editor.

VM > Settings

2. Click Add to start the New Hardware Wizard.

3. Select Parallel Port, then click Next.

4. Make the appropriate selection to use a physical parallel port or connect the virtual parallel port to a file.

5. If you selected Use physical port, choose the port from the drop-down list.

If you selected Use output file, enter the path and filename or browse to the location of the file.

Under Device status, the default setting is Connect at power on. Clear the check box if you want to deselect this setting.

6. Click Finish.

In a Windows 95 or Windows 98 guest, after you add the port, run the guest operating system's Add New Hardware Wizard (Start > Settings > Control Panel > Add New Hardware) and let Windows detect the new device.

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