Windows 7 XP Mode, USB problem.

I have a new HP DV5, the OS is Windows 7 with Vitual XP. I have Dictaphone installed that requires the use of a USB foot pedal. The Foot pedal is plug and play and does not come with software. Windows 7 recognizes the foot pedal and installs. This device does not show in Virtual XP any where. On my previous computer with XP I plugged it in and it recognized it immediately. Hp does not allow for the downgrade to XP and dual booting with XP is almost impossible. Please Help!!!

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