I am somewhat glad that I am not the only one having problems with usb gps
and laptops running windows 7. I bought a globalsat BU-353S4 and it works great with my home PC running windows xp (I mean it automatically finds the port its plugged into and everything!). On windows7 I got it to work once........after many attempts including installing , uninstalling, drivers from the install disc and from the web. Last night it wouldn't work.....am considering a different receiver, but don't want to spend the cash if I can't get that to work!!
The problem seems to be with windows 7. And I have not yet begun to integrate it with OpenCPN
. Has anyone out there been able to find a fix for this? Will keep searching!!