USB 3.0 support in XP guests

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USB 3.0 support in XP guests

Postby Ranguno » 1. Jan 2019, 17:12

Hello, I have written this post for thread https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=74575 and found later, that it's locked. So this post may be moved (or deleted) by a moderator.

Report on my USB 3.0 driver installation inside Windows Xp from 30 Dec 2018

System data

Host: Windows 8.1
Guest: Windows Xp Home (=32 Bit)
Virtual Box: 6.0.0

Procedure
  1. Download file Chipset_Driver_GVT5M_WN_3.0.23.0_A00.EXE from https://www.dell.com/support/home/en/en/debsdt1/drivers/driversdetails?driverid=gvt5m
  2. Select USB-3.0-Controller (xHCI) in your VM USB configuration
  3. Start Guest Windows Xp
  4. Run the downloaded file and choose unzipping
  5. Klick the button to open the folder with the unzipped files (...\Dell\drivers\Chipset_Driver_GVT5M_WN_3.0.23.0_A00)
  6. Run RENESAS-USB3-Host-Driver-30230-setup.exe to install the driver
  7. Shut down the Guest
  8. Open a DOS box and insert
    "<YourDriveLetter>:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\VBoxManage.exe" setextradata NameOfVM VBoxInternal/Devices/usb-xhci/0/Config/ChipType uPD720201

    If the VM name contains blanks, use quotation-marks ("Name of VM"). Type Enter. Nothing seems to happen (no news is good news).

    Command line to remove the extra data is the same as the one to set it, except the final part uPD720201, which must be omitted.
  9. Start the Guest and plug in a USB device. If necessary, visit the VM configuration and add a USB device filter.

Performance improvement

Speed gain over USB controllers EHCI / OHCI is remarkable. My synchronizing Guest backup to a USB 2.0 stick now takes 5 instead of 25 minutes (2 ¾ minutes to a USB 3.0 stick).
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Last edited by socratis on 2. Jan 2019, 12:25, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Fixed formatting.
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Re: USB 3.0 support in XP guests

Postby socratis » 1. Jan 2019, 19:33

Hey Ranguno, happy New Year!

What is it that your post is doing? Just letting us know that it worked successfully? Because the procedure it pretty much the standard one, am I missing something?
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Re: USB 3.0 support in XP guests

Postby Ranguno » 2. Jan 2019, 10:08

Hi socratis, I've posted for these reasons:

  • linking to a working driver
  • enable an easy and fast install by following the steps
  • show the benefit
  • publish the checksums of the driver in case it's no more available at the linked site, but somewhere else
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Re: USB 3.0 support in XP guests

Postby socratis » 2. Jan 2019, 12:26

Got it, thanks...
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Re: USB 3.0 support in XP guests

Postby MarathonIT » 18. Jun 2020, 22:15

Just created an account in this forum to thank you for this - it worked perfectly.

There's an older post that was almost identical here: (Oops, I can't put the link in, but the last part of it is 74575)

The content isn't incorrect, but the driver download wasn't as specific. As a result, I chose a driver that didn't work.

No matter, it's now working. However, the moderator might want to link this page on the older one, as it was very helpful.


Thanks to all - it's been a painful day, getting the "DISK2VHD" XP Guest working, but it's all good now...
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Re: USB 3.0 support in XP guests

Postby Vaux_2 » 23. Sep 2020, 14:25

Worked for me too, thanks. :)

One thing to note, the VM machine name in inverted commas in the commandline is case sensitive.

"<YourDriveLetter>:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\VBoxManage.exe" setextradata "[NameOfVM]" VBoxInternal/Devices/usb-xhci/0/Config/ChipType uPD720201
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