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Windows 7: GPS, serial port and windows 7

25 Mar 2010   #1
Marina Costa

Windows 7
 
 
GPS, serial port and windows 7

Hi all, I'm quite desperate! In the middle of the sea with computer not working. I need to connect my laptop with windows 7 to a gps (Garmin 72H) to down˛oad data. The Gps has a serial port and OFF COURSE my laptop not. I have a convertor COM-USB with driver but is not working. With XP I could create a virtual com port but I'm not able to do that with Windows7. When I connect the cable in Device manager in Other device a USB-serial controller is popping up with question mark. Usually there was an advanced bottom and from that I could create a virtual com. How can I do with Windows 7? Thank you very much for any suggestion.


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25 Mar 2010   #2
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

Marina, welcome to the forums
can you give details about the COM-USB converter? maybe we can help find the drivers, that seems to me would be the best solution?
Have you tried installing the ones you have in compatibility mode?
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25 Mar 2010   #3
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

hi marina costa, try loading the XP driver in compatiblity mode Compatibility Mode hope that helps
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28 Mar 2010   #4
Marina Costa

Windows 7
 
 

Hi all, thank you for you replay. You save me to write down latitude and longitude every minutes for 10 hours . I found a cd for one of the cable and I installed the version for vista; I also downloaded the last 3 updates for windows 7.
The cable is working perfectly now!!!!
Thank you thank you thank you.
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28 Mar 2010   #5
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Marina Costa View Post
Hi all, thank you for you replay. You save me to write down latitude and longitude every minutes for 10 hours . I found a cd for one of the cable and I installed the version for vista; I also downloaded the last 3 updates for windows 7.
The cable is working perfectly now!!!!
Thank you thank you thank you.
glad we could help you out of a situation like you was in at sea , thank you for posting back and letting us know
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28 Mar 2010   #6
DreemWarrior

Windows 7 ultimate X64
 
 

Quote:
glad we could help you out of a situation like you was in at sea , thank you for posting back and letting us know

Wow. Theres something you don't SEA every day..
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28 Mar 2010   #7
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DreemWarrior View Post
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glad we could help you out of a situation like you was in at sea , thank you for posting back and letting us know

Wow. Theres something you don't SEA every day..
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