Unable to program radio with windows 8.1 computer. error message. works fine on a vista computer. Changed com ports verified correct comport and all that. just can't get it write to my radio on windows 8.1
Updated by Jim Unroe over 8 years ago
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You didn't state what the error was.
That fact that CHIRP and I assume the same programming cable are working on Vista most likely indicates that the problem is not a CHIRP chirp issue but rather an issue on the Windows 8.1 computer. The most likely causes are "SmartScreen":http://www.miklor.com/COM/UV_CHIRP.php#LoadingCHIRP being on and/or an "incompatible device driver":http://www.miklor.com/COM/UV_Drivers.php is installed.
Updated by Marcos Vives over 8 years ago
I am able to program my BF-888 fine using Windows 7 and Windows 10 Technical Preview (both 64-bit). Which model do you own?
Also, can you check in the device manager if the device has been initialized successfully? I noticed that Windows 10 (which is able to use the drivers from Windows 8.1) has a newer version of the PL-2303 driver (the driver than handles the COM port) which detects and blocks counterfeit chips used in some programming cables (namely, mine :P). If Windows 8.1 uses these very drivers you might be experiencing this issue.