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Call Sign : 26 CT 480 Posts : 1 Times Thanked : 0 Join date : 2021-05-18 QTH or Location : Wolverhampton, England Equipment Used : CRT SS 7900, Icom IC718 Age : 71
Subject: SS 7900 wont connect to Windows 10 Tue May 18, 2021 1:19 pm
Hi every one, I recently got my self a new CRT SS 7900, being very pleased with it, I also put it into export mode. Got a PC programming lead, only to find that attempting to program through Windows 10 all I get is an error report to do with wrong connection. I did a Google and found that this will not work UNLESS I use Windows 7. I downloaded the latest Prolific drivers done a reboot and still the same error message..
I did also use the compatible way round but same problem.
So do I really need to have to go to the trouble of buying another Harddrive to Install Windows 7 to get this done?
Or is there some teck wizard out there that can find a way around this?
Thank you for any help on this....
Call Sign : M1TCH Posts : 70 Times Thanked : 8 Join date : 2020-01-02 QTH or Location : Leicester Equipment Used : Yaesu FT-857D, Diamond V2000, Major 3000, President Jackson Mk1, Lafayette AFS-1005, K40 mic, KL203, B550P and Sirio GPE 27 ⅝λ.
Subject: Re: SS 7900 wont connect to Windows 10 Tue May 18, 2021 8:40 pm
The first thing I'd try is getting an old version of the Prolific driver, that usually works as long as you select the right com port in the software. Windows 10 will try to update the driver so you have to tell it not to if you want it to keep working, or you'll have to reload the old driver everytime. The official Prolific driver won't work with a lot of cables because they use an unauthorised chip, apparently.
Personally the old driver works for me on Win 10, both tablet and PC, from here: https://www.miklor.com/COM/UV_Drivers.php
Your other option is VMware like Virtual Box, it makes a virtual machine, install the software then you can load any other OS you want onto the same machine without affecting the main OS, there's plenty of videos on YouTube for the 'how to'. Windows 7 can be downloaded from the Microsoft website if you don't have one, licences are cheap now too, or you can use the command prompt hack to get a legit copy for free (shhh)
Alan Pilot Major contributor
Call Sign : 163-CT-220...MW7TTA Posts : 2351 Times Thanked : 60 Join date : 2019-11-19 QTH or Location : Anglesey North Wales Equipment Used : Yaesu FT-991A,,Yaesu FTDX-10,,Icom ic-7300,,Anytone AT-D878UV PLUS",,LINCOLN II+. Age : 149
Subject: Re: SS 7900 wont connect to Windows 10 Wed May 19, 2021 7:12 am
I wouldn't bother with a virtual as it will work in 10. Just make sure you install the driver before you plug the cable in. Not had any ss for some time but somebody will be along with more help.
stephen Gunrunner Major contributor
Call Sign : 26CT526/MR021/M6XXX. Posts : 265 Times Thanked : 10 Join date : 2019-06-27 QTH or Location : wooler north northumberland or some were near it Equipment Used : mobile 4000hp base A99 radio base magnum257hp mobile magnum 257 standed power Age : 66
Subject: Re: SS 7900 wont connect to Windows 10 Wed May 19, 2021 10:50 am
were did you buy it from as most dealers will program it for you, i got one for my young bro one from knights, and they ask you how do you want it, got it a full export and its not a bad radio i would say a very user friendly radio,