Originally Posted by Pwdrskr
Wait....opencpn works on your win8? I have been trying for days to get mine to. Maybe I need to re-install and not get updates.
I absolutely loathe Win 8 but yes I have got OpenCPN
working on it. However it would not work with my original BU 353 Globalsat puck
even after downloading and trying new drivers as suggested by others, I then bought a newer Globalsat IV GPs
which does have Win 8 drivers whereas there were apparently none available for the original BU353. I have managed to recover and set up my old Vista laptop
with OpenCPN and the original BU353 GPS
as one I can leave permanently on board the boat so not totally wasted.
I just wish I had not clicked on the ' install all' button for the two suggested updates presented by Samsung's WIN 8 software
updater App. This same pesky APP previously kept telling me to re- install the free trial Norton Antivirus that I had deliberately uninstalled because it was a real PITA demanding money
for add-ons I didn't want and eventually even to continue in basic form, when I could use the highly rated MS security
Essentials for free anyway.