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I have Vmware Fusion v.3 and I want to use a device on the windows 'side' Whenever I click the device it always says that the physical device cannot be found. Would that have something to do with CPU?

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  • vablitz May 10, 2010

    Makes sense. The device is the Ortery photobox and the tech said that they don't have a driver for Mac and don't plan to but it should work in VM, no problem, HA! Where do I check for the VT, I have an iMac

  • vablitz May 10, 2010

    RATS! Thanks for the help

  • vablitz May 10, 2010

    Very good advice, very good response time, very satisfied

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Your host OS must recognize the device before you can use it on your guest OS. For example, if you installed vmware on your Mac then all devices must be installed on Mac then on your virtual machine. Also, make sure that your mainboard has VT (Virtual Technology) feature and should be enabled.

Posted on May 09, 2010

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    Liza Halbrook May 10, 2010

    The best way to find out if your machine has VT is to ask Mac directly. My Mac is really old and i'm pretty sure it doesn't have VT so I can't point you to the right direction.

    I have been working with several VM and my experiences are the same especially when your guest OS is Windows. Device should be recognized on host OS before it can pass the functionality to the guest OS.

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