[chirp_users] Baofeng Programming Cables

Peter ptlambert at sbcglobal.net
Thu Sep 20 23:15:32 PDT 2018


Here is the direct link to the page on John's site (www.miklor.com 
<http://www.miklor.com>) that provides the older v3.2.0.0 Prolific 
driver and instructions on how to install it:

http://www.miklor.com/COM/UV_Drivers.php

Also, Microsoft has a tool to override automatic driver updates in 
Windows 10.  This might be helpful to prevent a rollback from later 
being undone by Windows Update:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3073930/how-to-temporarily-prevent-a-driver-update-from-reinstalling-in-window

If you have Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise, there are GPOs that can be set 
within Local Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) to prevent automatic 
driver updates in Windows Update.  On other Windows 10 editions, 
equivalent settings can be applied directly via .reg imports.

Regarding Prolific driver incompatibilities in Windows 10 specifically, 
perhaps the newest drivers from Prolific's site will finally solve this 
problem, even in cables using counterfeit chips?

http://prolificusa.com/product/pl2303hx-rev-d-usb-serial-uart-bridge-controller/

The "Windows Driver Installer Setup Program" on this page:

http://prolificusa.com/app/uploads/2018/02/PL2303_Prolific_DriverInstaller_v1200.zip

... also includes a "PL2303_CheckChipVersion_v1006.exe" utility that 
will print out the chipset USB Plug-n-Play ID (you can also get this 
from Device Manager).

HTH

(Peter)


On 9/20/2018 6:36 PM, Jardy via chirp_users wrote:
> Windows 10 updates the Prolific driver to one that makes some Prolific 
> cables not work. These cables have fake chips in them. Roll back your 
> driver to 3.2.0.0.  It will work then. For driver info, go to 
> www.miklor.com <http://www.miklor.com>.
>
> Jardy Dawson WA7JRD
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> Translator.



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