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Old 12-06-2010, 04:31 PM
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Windows 7 Meade LPI USB Device Driver

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I have just bought a Meade LPI and installed the latest version of Autostar Suite to my new laptop which is running Windows 7 Pro 64bit. My laptop says it can not find a driver. I have search everywhere and cannot find a driver to download.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 13-06-2010, 10:43 PM
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This might help. http://meade4m.com/forum/index.php?topic=1747.0
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Old 15-06-2010, 05:16 PM
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Thanks for that Phil, but my computer can't even find the driver to load.

It did this with the original software that came with the LPI and the Autostar Suite 5.5 that I downloaded from Meade's site.

I will do some hunting in Regedit and see if I can find anything.

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Old 15-06-2010, 09:30 PM
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I believe that there is no support for the LPI in Windows 7. Check/join/ask on Autostarsuite.net.
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Old 15-06-2010, 11:24 PM
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LPI works fine in windows 7 *if* it's 32 bit, because it uses the standard WDM type drivers (I know this because my LPI works fine on my windows 7 32 bit).

Your only salvation will be to try 'xpmode' which you can download from the microsoft website, which is a function only available to windows 7 that runs a fully working SP3 XP in a virtual window in windows 7.

This problem has been discussed in many forms before on the forums with USB devices not working in 64 bit windows 7 systems. XP mode is the only way to fix this until the manufacturers are allowed or pull their thumb out and write some new drivers.
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That's good to know! Thanks.
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Old 16-06-2010, 12:36 PM
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Thanks for the info. I will "Check/join/ask on Autostarsuite.net."

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did it work on a 64 bit win7 computer in XP mode?
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WIndows 64 bit LPI issues

If its of any relavance,my LPI wouldn't work in Vista either till I found a blog on line about how to change the register names of the camera in the Devices/Drivers. This worked. I don't know if this is the same issue with Windows 7 and LPI's
If you are interested, when I get home I can dig them out for you
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Old 06-05-2011, 10:55 AM
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If its of any relavance,my LPI wouldn't work in Vista either till I found a blog on line about how to change the register names of the camera in the Devices/Drivers. This worked. I don't know if this is the same issue with Windows 7 and LPI's
If you are interested, when I get home I can dig them out for you
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This works for Win7 32bit as the driver you are talking about is a 32bit driver but unfortunately there is no 64bit driver that will run the LPI
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ill restate my question then- would the LPI work in windows 7 64 bit computer using XP mode?
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ill restate my question then- would the LPI work in windows 7 64 bit computer using XP mode?
It may but I think that you will have serious issues with speed of picture transfer and resource usage XP mode is good but I am not sure how well it will work with resource hungry hardware especially when it comes to graphics as the Virtual Machine has a very basic graphics driver
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ill restate my question then- would the LPI work in windows 7 64 bit computer using XP mode?

Yes! See this article for more info

http://www.weasner.com/etx/astrophot...-dsi_win7.html

In regards to graphics and USB capability in a Virtual Machine, you can't go past VMware Workstation, far superior to what MS bundles with Win7.
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G'Day Guys,
On a slightly different issue. Where do I find LPI drivers for Windows 7?
I've searched the web but I can't find anything, not that I'm an expert in searching.
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G'Day Guys,
On a slightly different issue. Where do I find LPI drivers for Windows 7?
I've searched the web but I can't find anything, not that I'm an expert in searching.
There are none Meade will not supply drivers for Win7 for the Meade LPI unfair believe me I know.
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