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Working well under Windows 7 Home Premium (64 Bit),
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This review is from: Highlight USB 9pin to Serial cable RS232 adapter RS-232 converter, connect a serial printer or other device to a USB port (Electronics)Very happy with this cable which (after a bit of messing about) I now have working perfectly under Windows 7 64 bit.
Here's what worked for me.
1. I couldn't read the little driver CD on my computer so I just ignored it.
2. Pluged the cable in and let Windows try to find a driver from Windows Update. This failed, but then the Action Centre popped up and pointed me to a driver file on the Prolific website.
3. Downloaded "PL2303_Prolific_DriverInstaller_v1210.zip" as suggested by the Action centre. All installed OK, but on plugging the cable in I got a message "This device cannot start (code 10)".
4. Ran the install again, and chose the "remove" option.
5. Visited the Prolific website and downloaded "PL2303_Prolific_DriverInstaller_v130.zip" which is the latest version. Installing this version produced exactly the same error as V1210, so I removed it too.
6. Using Google I found this site: [...] which pointed me to [...]
7. With some trepidation I downloaded the file, virus checked it and ran the install. Install ran OK, so I plugged the cable in and it immediately started working perfectly !
Hopefully someone will find these instructions useful. The only reason I list the early steps is that they may work for you, and it's always nicer to use a driver from the manufacturer rather than a third party. BUT... the "cooldrives.com" file worked for me !
Please comment if you find this helpful...
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Initial post: 5 Sep 2011 07:51:33 BDT
I. S. Pegler says:
The cooldrives solution worked for me also. I'm using Win 7 premium, 64 bit.
Posted on 28 Nov 2011 19:32:36 GMT
Thank you for a very informative post. It certainly helped me. It's even more interesting when you plug the USB end of the cable in and out of the PC and watching the COM port section in the Device Manager at the same time. It creates the desired "Virtual" port under COM when you connect and makes it disappear when you unplug the cable.
Posted on 7 Feb 2012 20:59:26 GMT
This (paragraph 6) solution worked nicely On Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. Thanks for doing the donkey work and allowing us to benefit.
Posted on 29 Feb 2012 21:32:53 GMT
Posted on 18 Oct 2012 15:57:14 BDT
C. Hall says:
Thanks for going to the trouble to post these detailed instructions. I'll now go ahead and order the converter, armed with the knowledge I can install it without spending hours on google. Much appreciated.
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