Hyper-V Program Manager
Inside of Virtual PC we provide a number of 'emulated' devices - like the S3 Trio video card and the Intel 21140 network card. People regularly ask me why we emulate these specific devices - and there are a number of reasons. It is important to know that writing an emulated hardware device is relatively challenging - so the emulated devices we have were carefully chosen as it is a non-trivial task to change these devices.
I wish there was a win3.xx driver for the i21140 nic,I can take my actual vintage p166 dos box online with an NC100 nic(it has a 3.xx driver)but not my virtual machine.Doesn't matter that it's obsolete,it should still work in 3.xx with ie5 16bit.
You can read about where to get the drivers (and how to setup networking on Windows 3.11) here: blogs.msdn.com/.../networking-windows-3-11-under-virtual-pc.aspx
How about GPIB (IEEE-488)bus?
Is it supported in a virtual machine?
I have a test PC that has Windows 7 that I need to virtualize to XP mode.
My plan after virtualization is to connect the PC to spectrum analyzer, signal generator, power supply, and call box through GPIB cables.
Do you think GPIB bus would be detected by a virtualized machine?
Is there anyway to write our own emulated hardware?
No, this is not possible