[chirp_users] Windows 10 and CHIRP

Jim Unroe
Wed Jun 3 18:09:13 PDT 2015

On Wed, Jun 3, 2015 at 8:55 PM, N7TZK <turndavetemp at cableone.net> wrote:
> I'm curious whether anyone has yet tested Chirp with Windows 10?  Or
> determined if anything about Windows 10 such as its security systems would
> get in the way of the common practice of using an old version of the
> Prolific software driver.  Or, for that matter, any other specific
> compatibility issues with common Ham computer applications.
> As many of you are likely aware, Microsoft is taking the unusual step (for
> them) of providing a FREE upgrade from Windows 7sp1 or Win8.1 computers (for
> consumers anyway) to Win10.  Indeed, by now you may have already seen a new
> icon show-up in the lower right corner of your computer encouraging you to
> make a "reservation" for this upgrade when it becomes generally available on
> July 29.  That free upgrade is only available for a year.  If you haven't
> upgraded by then, your out-of-luck unless you wish to pay.
> The rub, of course, is what gets "broken" by this upgrade.  For the average
> user, I'm guessing not much.  But us hams tend to have some esoteric
> needs...
> Dave

I do know that I had a discussion with someone that said that he
successfully installed the Prolific v3.2.0.0 driver in the Windows 10
public beta OS to use with programming cables that have an
unauthorized copy of the Prolific Serial-to-TTL chip in them. I
believe that this person was using CHIRP but I don't remember for


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