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SmoothStepper with Windows 7
« on: June 05, 2010, 04:04:22 PM »
I'm trying to get a SmoothStepper board running on a Windows 7 (32-bit) computer.  I know the board is OK because it works perfectly when I use an XP based computer.

When I try to install the SmoothStepper on the new computer, I can't get the computer to recognize that the SmoothStepper exists.  I don't get a "New Hardware" screen to pop up when I plug it in, and searching for new hardware doesn't find it.  Re-booting doesn't help either.

Does the SmoothStepper work with Windows 7?  If so, how do I get the computer to see it?

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Re: SmoothStepper with Windows 7
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2010, 04:37:52 PM »
Yes it works great in Windows 7. You have to manually install the driver though. Go to device manager, find the SmoothStepper (should have a yellow ? beside it). Right click on it and select properties. When the properties window pops up you need to click the 'Update Driver' button and then navigate to where you have the driver saved.
Happy machining , Jeff Birt
 
Re: SmoothStepper with Windows 7
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2010, 06:23:45 PM »
False alarm as it turns out.  I had a short in one of the ribbon cables and that wouldn't allow activation.