I misplaced my drivers CD so I tried installing the drivers provided from the seller's website. It never worked so my journey to find a working driver began. My quest to find the HL-340 driver for XP made me stop here. Does it work? Yes!
I have just got my hands on a prolific 2303 vista driver that i have ripped from a install disk that came with a cable.
my friend gave me this disk so here goes.
it looks like a driver that needs to be installed from device manager, it has no setup exe file so please fully unpack the driver on the bottom of this post.
plug your cable in and wait for the new hardware wizard to start,
follow the wizard till it wants to choose the driver, then point it to the unpacked folder.
I have the user manual as well that i will upload later today.
Thanks. I see that. My new Vista 64 system refuses to load drivers. I'm at my wits end. Been working on it for 5 hours today. I've followed every Google search and have found nothing that will allow this adapter to work.
I'll keep trying....and if all else fails I'll install XP Pro. I hate Vista anyways.
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that link is a bit hit and miss so what i have done is download that driver and added it to this post.
anyone that needs the ch341ser/ HL-340 cable
can find it at the bottom of this post.
I Have to say thank you so much that really worked and fixed my problem. You don't know how many sites and things i downloaded and they didn't work before I came across you! I was starting to give up on this whole stupid thing......Your just he best and I'll let anyone know if they have a problem to come here first!!
prolific do list that is up to the vendor of your cable for Vista driver availability and support.
in otherwords they can't be bothered to make this chipset work with vista as they have newer chipsets out and the vendors of these cables are just selling out of date stock with a xp driver thats been fooled in to working with vista
the driver bafo list is in fact a old xp driver with nothing changed what so ever.
the driver i listed above in a post is a mod driver that came with a cable , but the install exe file has been removed to fool vista.
the plan fact is most of these old chipsets just don't work with picky work with nothing vista.
m/s have shot themself's in the foot again with vista just like they did with windows more errors.
very few people like vista even less people want vista but its forced on you with a new pc like it or not.
windows 7 looks like its going to be more of the same, in fact i feel its going to get worse before it gets better.
my advice for what its worth is this.
if your pc or laptop is doing everything you want it to without giving a problem you do not need they nice new pc or laptop
with a socket change coming from the likes or Intel and Amd now is really not the time to be updating a pc because it will be old tech in less then 5 months time.
stick with what you know best.
Can anyone suggest a cord that does work with Vista I have Vista 32 bit and i have bought a cheap on on ebay that has never worked on vista even tough it was suppose to I need this to connect a dell laptop to a singer embroidery machine. Thanks
with the case of vista your much better off going to your local pc shop and picking up a brand name one such as belkin.
support will be better because of its name.
the problem with these ebay ones is they are made in china by countless companies all using different out of date chips.
they say they work with vista as they need to shift the old stock but they are using a out of date cross over chip that vista simply don't like.
sometimes you get what you pay for and in the case of these cables that seems to be ture.