Re: RS232

Stuart Heggie <stuart.j.heggie@...>

Steve, I think you are probably right about the RS232 but get ready for the Vista ride. I got Vista on my new image processing computer and while everything started out like you describe, one by one my key software seems to disable itself and the fixes and work-arounds are getting more convoluted as time goes on. Another beta test on the Microsoft user community's back.

To be fair I guess it has only really messed up Photoshop CS2, Maxim, StarryNight Pro, StarryNight Deluxe, .... and don't get me started on the subject of all the software Dell added when they shipped it that does not even work on this computer right out of the box.


----- Original Message -----
From: snightingale40
To: ap-gto@...
Sent: Sunday, July 22, 2007 3:59 PM
Subject: [ap-gto] RS232


I'm trying to set up my new computer (with windows vista) to download
the database to my hand controller--it isn't corrupted, but figured I'd
get it up and running if needed in the future.

Anyhow, there is no RS232 jack on the back of this computer and I'm
wondering if it is as simple as getting a USB-serial converter; Radio
Shack shows one for about 40 bucks.

And if I could get my computer to stop asking for an mscomm32 file (it
doesn't seem to believe I've installed it) I'll be in business! (All of
this worked fine on my 10 year old computer!)


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