Usage of Serial Ports with Vista

  Tahi 15:38 04 Mar 2007
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Hi,

I am purchasing a new laptop this week and need to be able to use the serial port to interface to specialised equipment. The chap at the shop says Vista doesn't support serial comms anymore even though a serial port comes with the laptop, is this true? Should I purchase XP Pro OS if I want to be able to use the serial port?

Thanks

  Fingees 17:33 04 Mar 2007

I use a serial port with vista OK.

You can also purchase a USB to serial cable, if you have no serial output on the Laptop.

I have also use one of those in the past OK.

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