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Offline radracer43

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MSD ProData and Windows 8.1
« on: October 18, 2014, 05:54:37 PM »
Wondering if anyone has had issues getting a laptop running windows 8.1 to communicate with an MSD box running the pro data software. I know most people are upgrading to the MSD grid, but thought there was a way to get this software to work with 8.1. I have followed the MSD instructions here: http://www.msdignition.com/uploadedFiles/MSDIgnitioncom/Purchase/Driver%20installation%20in%20Windows%208.1.pdf

When I get to step 17, I only have an unknown device, no MSD virtual port or whatever. Anyway, when I attempt to manually install the driver for the box via the MSD file, I'm told that there isn't a file. I've already installed from the download on MSD's website to verify that my disk isn't outdated.

For reference, I'm using the 6530 box.
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Re: MSD ProData and Windows 8.1
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2015, 09:50:51 PM »
Do you have the serial to usb cable that's windows 8 compliant. I ran into the same problem using a cheap one. I had to buy a cable that had some chip in it . They'll show the recommended cable on msd site. I found it cheap on ebay for 15 bucks
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