Parallels USB Devices Driver Download

Guest blog by Ramya Subramanian, Parallels Support Team

Wondering if setting up a printer in Parallels Desktop is too difficult? Trust me, it isn’t!

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There are several ways to set up a printer depending on your needs and preferences:

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  • Share a printer from Mac®.
  • Connect a USB printer directly to Windows®.
  • Connect to a local printer using Apple Bonjour®.
  • Connect to a network printer.

Let me walk you through each scenario in more detail.

Share a Printer Connected to Your Mac

You can share any printer connected to your Mac with your Windows virtual machine as long as it works on the Mac side. By default, your Mac OS® X printers are automatically shared with the Windows VM. If you can’t print, you can see if your printer is enabled by going to VM Configuration Hardware Print Enable Add All Mac Printers and Synchronize Default Printer.

Let’s see exactly how this printer sharing works. I have a USB EpsonStylus Photo T60 Printer connected and configured on my Mac:

Now let’s see what’s happening on the Windows side when the option Add All Mac Printers is disabled. As you can see below, Epson is not there:

Let’s enable Add All Mac Printersand see how it goes…

There we go! But wait, it says HP printer and I have Epson. No worries—the reason for that is that Parallels Desktop uses a default printer driver for printer sharing.

The option Synchronize Default Printer will make the default printer of your Mac become your default printer on Windows too.

Disabling the option may be useful if you’re using several different printers on both your Mac and Windows sides and want to choose the right one each time you print.

Let’s print a test page and…voila! My Mac just spit out a shiny piece of paper with beautiful images on it.

The only downside of virtual printing is that the default drivers will not let you use some of theadvanced printer functionality and won’t let you use a scanner or fax if you have all-in-one devices. But this isn’t a problem at all–all I had to do was connect the USB printer directly to my Windows VM.

Connecting a USB Printer to the Windows VM

When you connect any USB device to your Mac (in my case, a printer), Parallels Desktop asks you whether you want to connect the device to the Mac or Windows side:

Let’s select Windows. The printer is now connected directly to Windows and starts installing the drivers automatically since most of the latest versions of Windows are smart enough to find drivers. If you’re using an older version of Windows, you can download and install your printer drivers manually from the manufacturer’s website.

If you’ve accidentally chosen to connect the device to Mac, you can just re-plug it in and select another option.

There is also another way to connect the printer directly to the Windows VM. When your printer is already plugged into your Mac, you can click on Devices menu USB and select your printer from the list:

Next, install your printer drivers and you’re ready to go.

When you use this method of printing, your printer will only be accessible from the Windows side. To “return” your printer back to the Mac side, simply uncheck it from the external devices menu.

Setting Up a Network Printer

In large organizations, say, in your office environment, it is not possible to provide USB printers to every employee. Instead, the most common setup consists of several network printers.

Network printer setup in a VM is a bit different from the methods we talked about earlier. Let me shed some light on a few setup tricks.

The first thing to check is the type of network mode selected in your VM configuration. It could be either Shared or Bridged. Bridged mode treats your Windows as a stand-alone PC on the network and has its own IP address.

Just go to VM ConfigurationHardwareNetwork 1 select BridgedDefault Adapter.

Then go to the Windows Control Panel and click on Printers. Select Add Printer and choose Network Printer.

Select your printer from the list of available devices and click Next.

The setup wizard may prompt you to install additional drivers. Click Install Drivers, and follow the on-screen wizard to complete the installation.

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After the drivers have been installed, click on Finish.

That’s it! You’re ready to print now!

Connect to a Printer Using Apple Bonjour

Bonjour is built into Mac OS X and is also compatible with Windows. It’s designed to automatically configure devices over a network without any effort from the user.

Now, let’s see how to configure a printer using Apple Bonjour. On your Mac OS X side, open System PreferencesSharingServices and enable Printer Sharing service.

Then click on System PreferencesPrint & FaxSharing, and make sure your printer is enabled in the Share these printers with other computers list.

In your Windows VM, go to VM ConfigurationHardwarePrint anddisable Add All Mac Printers.

Now, download AppleBonjour for Windows and install it on the Windows side:

When your Bonjour installation is complete, start the Bonjour Printer Wizard on Windows and click Next:

Select your printer from the wizard’s Shared Printers list and click Next. You should select either the Generic/Postscript driver for your printer or your printer’s particular model if it’s available on the list. Hit Next:

Click Finish and try printing any document using the Bonjour printer.

As you can see below, my Epson Stylus Photo T60 Printer is configured using Apple Bonjour driver “Epson ESC/P-R V4 Class Driver.”

We hope this blog post helped you easily configure your printer and don’t forget to follow the Support team on Twitter!

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Connecting USB Devices to a Virtual Machine

Parallels Desktop provides you with the possibility to connect up to eight USB 2.0 and eight USB 1.1 devices to a single virtual machine. This means that you can plug up to eight USB 2.0 devices and eight USB 1.1 devices into your Mac and use them from the virtual machine. To use this feature, you should add a USB controller to the virtual machine configuration. If the USB controller is already present in the virtual machine configuration, make sure it is enabled.

By default, when you plug a USB device into your Mac, the New USB Device dialog asks if you want to connect this device to your Mac or to the virtual machine you are currently working with.

  • Click Connect it to the computer if you want to use this USB device in Mac OS X.
  • Click Connect it to this virtual machine if you want to use this USB device in the virtual machine you are currently working with.

If you select to connect the detected USB device to the virtual machine and then reboot this virtual machine, the New USB Device dialog will not appear again after the reboot. The USB device will still be connected to this virtual machine.

If you want Parallels Desktop to remember your choice, select Remember this association. The next time you plug this USB device into your Mac, it will be automatically connected to the destination you specified in this dialog. To change the destination, use USB Preferences in the Preferences dialog.

If you do not want Parallels Desktop to display this dialog each time a USB device is plugged into your Mac, configure USB Preferences in the Preferences dialog.

To be able to use the USB device in the virtual machine, you may need to install the necessary drivers in the guest OS. By default, such drivers can be obtained from the manufacturers of this device.

If you plug a USB 1.1 device into the USB 2.0 port, the port will be identified as USB 1.1.

Connecting the iSight camera to a Windows virtual machine

If you have the iSight camera built in your Mac, you can use it in your Windows XP or Windows Vista virtual machine. Before connecting the camera, you should install the iSight driver for Windows to your virtual machine. There are different possibilities to install the driver. For example, you can install the iSight driver with the Boot Camp drivers to your virtual machine:

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  1. Insert the Mac OS X Leopard disc or 'Mac OS X Install Disc 1' into your computer.
  2. Start your Windows virtual machine.
  3. Click the CD/DVD-ROM icon in the virtual machine status bar, select Real CD/DVD-ROM, and connect the Mac OS X installation disc.
  4. The Boot Camp drivers installer starts. If the installer does not start automatically, browse the Mac OS X disc using Windows Explorer and double-click the setup.exe file in the BootCamp folder.
  5. Follow the installer instructions. When the installation is finished, restart your virtual machine.

The iSight driver for Windows is suitable for built-in cameras only. External cameras are not supported.

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To connect the iSight camera, click the USB controller icon in the virtual machine status bar and select the iSight camera in the list.

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