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Installing a 9-pin serial to usb cable for a client of mine still using windows xp

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I bought a USB to 9-pin Serial Port Adapter from amazon.com I bought it to get my clients label maker to work with his windows xp machine. So I plugged it in and of course windows xp didnt recognize it. So I found out from the seller on amazon that you need to download the hx2303 driver from the chipset manufacturer, prolific's website so i did that and it started to install and find the cable till i got to the end of the install and it said your hardware might not work properly. I am guessing wrong driver I have looked everywhere for a driver for this simple cord and I am coming up with nothing, any suggestions?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001J226JQ/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Most Serial-USB adaptors have issues: the cheap ones took short cuts on the wiring that while it would work on the most basic of levels, would lead to no end of issues. Where I work we have to use these to program machines for customers, and after trying about every brand under the sun, we only found one that worked every single time: IO Gear Adaptor


I think we have sold last year some 400 of these to customers and not one single issue from anyone.
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Serial Port PCI Card normally works better then using a serial to usb adapter iv always had issues with the system lossing the device when using an adapter what i would recommend trying is pluging the cable into a different port and see if that helps if your going to spend $25 for am adapter look into pci or pcie cards that add serial port to your system they maybe a cheaper option
Edited by ozlay - 11/14/13 at 6:54pm
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PCI would be the best agreed: Where we use them they are not an option due to field service conditions: usually in the mud, in the cold, and off of a laptop. The big issue with going from Serial to USB is that it isn't just a pinout problem: it also has to convert the signal. And thats where the cheap adaptors fail.
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