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Windows 7: Help! Usb-serial driver

26 Aug 2010   #1
indigo356

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 
Help! Usb-serial driver

HI! Please please please could someone help...

We've just received our new Acer PC - has Win 7 Professional (32 bit) installed on it - we've upgraded to Prof as we need the XP bit to run our navigation software (MaxSea) which I've not even got as far as loading because I sinply cannot seem to load/locate the correct driver for our Radio Shack USB-Serial (RS232) adapter for our GPS. It was so easy in Win XP... but Win 7 is rather different, and I'm not sure if it's me or if it's Win 7!!

I've tried the Prolific site as well as usbfirewire.com, I'm pretty sure I have the right driver, but I don't know what I'm doing wrong when I'm installing it....

Thanks in advance!!!


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26 Aug 2010   #2
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Hi indigo356,welcome to the forums, have a look at these drivers USB Adapter USB Serial Adapter Driver Page and if you have the original driver disc ,install them in compatibility mode Compatibility Mode the Vista drivers will work on win7 in compat mode
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27 Aug 2010   #3
indigo356

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 
SORTED!

Hi Pebbly! Thanks a million for the assistance... after 4 hours of fiddling around with various downloads and XP compatible configurations, we decided that purchasing a much newer USB-Serial adapter was the only answer as I'd read that the Radioshack driver was no longer supported and that there were no further upgrades. It was not Win 7 compliant, but the Vista driver was accepted by Win 7 Pro and the GPS now works like a charm! Fingers crossed that Win 7 "behaves" as it's pretty neat (compared to XP!)...
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27 Aug 2010   #4
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by indigo356 View Post
Hi Pebbly! Thanks a million for the assistance... after 4 hours of fiddling around with various downloads and XP compatible configurations, we decided that purchasing a much newer USB-Serial adapter was the only answer as I'd read that the Radioshack driver was no longer supported and that there were no further upgrades. It was not Win 7 compliant, but the Vista driver was accepted by Win 7 Pro and the GPS now works like a charm! Fingers crossed that Win 7 "behaves" as it's pretty neat (compared to XP!)...
Hi indigo356, Thank you for posting back, I think you took the right route in upgrading
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