|The workaround might be to get the hardware to run on your later model PC. |
Is it that the drivers for the hardware needs XP to run?
Is it possible that we can know what hardware you are using so we might be able to better offer a solution? Make and model number(s) if possible.
Also there is the option of running a virtual machine with XP on it and accessing the thumb drive from within the VM. This may or my not work and could be a fair bit of work for nothing, but if you are desperate for a solution it's worth a shot.