[amsat-bb] Re: Windows 8
wa4sca at gmail.com
Wed Apr 3 05:28:07 PDT 2013
I have, lightly, tested SATPC32 on my Surface Pro with WIN8 64 bit. It
installs and runs without difficulty. I have a different rotator
controller, so can't comment directly. I tried a variety of USB-Serial
dongles, and all the ones which use the FTDI chip loaded a new driver and
As you may know, the Prolific chipset is the choice of pirates, and many
knockoffs have counterfeit chips. The latest Prolific drivers detect these,
and refuse to run. At least that is the explanation I have seen. I have a
USB GPS like that, but was able to find an older Vista/WIN7 driver which
runs perfectly on WIN8 64 bit.
On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 4:28 PM, John Price <n4qwf1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am about to attempt to migrate my satellite station to Windows 8
> operating system on my new HP Pavilion. Has anyone experience with this.
> Will Satpc32 run under windows 8 64 bit? How about the USB driver for the
> LVB tracker? I doubt the old one I used for XP will work. Nothing else I
> used that required a driver worked even with the Windows 7 drivers I used
> on the laptop. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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