Originally Posted by janp391
I fully agree, also the USB port will not power down when you shut down the computer.
To cure all this there is a program Start8 that give you back the start button and the W7 look.
Driver problems will be there because you are still running W8.
My Holux GR-213 GPS
will not run in W8. The chip version is outdated and there will not be a new driver for W8
Have to buy a new one, don't know which one yet. Any suggestions?
Open CPN works on Windows 8 using Serial
to USB adapter and install drivers, connected to a Garmin
72. Use 4800 baud on computer and Open CPN
, and set it to receive in Garming mode in Open CPN
under Connections. I bought the serial/USB adapter at Best Buy. I then hooked up the AIS
from Standard (included in their VHF
radio) according to their instruction (had to buy a 9 pin serial plug
, female and do some precision soldering on the boat). Use the same serial to USB adapter and set it up with 34800 baud. Worked for some time under Windows 8 (Acer tablet W 510) and then stoped till resetting port. Haven't found out yet why but obvious Windows 8 problem as the exact same set up works on the laptop
Acer, using Windows 7. However, in this case, the GPS
is not set to be running under Garmin
Mode. Hope that helps