Can I use KPCMCIA-RS232 or KPCMCIA-RS422/485 in Windows 2000 or Windows XP?
Product(s) :IEEE-488/Serial Communications : KPCMCIA-RS232S-C, KPCMCIA-RS422/485S-C
Question : Can I use KPCMCIA-RS232 or KPCMCIA-RS422/485 in Windows 2000 or Windows XP ?
Answer: These communication cards in PCMCIA form factor were supported only in Win9x. On some computers running Windows 2000 or Windows XP, installing the card with Windows' default support for 16550 UARTs allows the cards to function. However, if there are problems, Keithley can not resolve them as our driver support was limited to Win9x for these cards.
The following steps have been successful on some computers :
1. Boot the computer without the card in the pcmcia socket. Insert the card in any available PCMCIA socket. A small window will appear identifying new hardware has been found.
2. The â€œWelcome to the Found New Hardware Wizardâ€ window will open.
3. Click â€œNextâ€ to continue.
4. Windows will then ask what you want to do. Select the second choice "Display a list of the known drivers for this device so that I can choose a specific driver"
5. Click "Next" to continue.
6. Scroll down the list of hardware types and highlight "Ports (COM & LPT)"
7. Click "Next" to continue.
8. Select a device driver by highlighting "(Standard Port Types) " on the left hand side. On the right handside select "Communications Port"
9. A message will appear about installing a driver that has not been verified, and will ask whether you want to continue. Click "Yes."
10. Click "Next" and then "Finish" when prompted, and your card should now show up in Device Manager without conflicts and is ready to use.
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