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How to Install IO Cable PL-2303 Drivers for Windows

How to Install IO Cable PL-2303 Drivers for Windows

If you have a USB to serial port device that uses the PL-2303 chip from Prolific, you may need to install the IO Cable PL-2303 Drivers for Windows to make it work properly. This article will show you how to download and install the drivers for various Windows operating systems.

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What is IO Cable PL-2303 Drivers?

IO Cable PL-2303 Drivers are a set of software files that allow Windows to communicate with USB to serial port devices that use the PL-2303 chip from Prolific. The PL-2303 chip is a popular and widely used chip that converts USB signals to serial signals, allowing you to connect devices such as GPS receivers, modems, barcode scanners, and other serial devices to your computer via a USB port.

Where to Download IO Cable PL-2303 Drivers?

You can download the IO Cable PL-2303 Drivers from various sources on the internet, but one of the most reliable and updated sources is the DriverZone website[^2^]. Here you can find the drivers for different Windows operating systems, such as Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10. The drivers are available in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

How to Install IO Cable PL-2303 Drivers?

The installation process of IO Cable PL-2303 Drivers is simple and straightforward. Here are the steps you need to follow:

  • Download the zip file that matches your Windows operating system and extract it to a folder on your computer.

  • Plug in your USB to serial port device to a USB port on your computer.

  • Open Device Manager and locate the device under Ports (COM & LPT) or Other Devices. It may have a yellow exclamation mark or a question mark next to it.

  • Right-click on the device and select Update Driver Software.

  • Select Browse my computer for driver software and then select Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer.

  • Select Prolific USB-to-Serial Comm Port from the list and click Next.

  • Select Have Disk and then browse to the folder where you extracted the driver files. Select the file named ser2pl.inf and click Open.

  • Click OK and then Next to install the driver.

  • Wait for the installation to complete and then click Finish.

  • Restart your computer if prompted.

After installing the driver, you should be able to see your device under Ports (COM & LPT) with a COM number assigned to it. You can now use your device with any software that supports serial communication.

Troubleshooting Tips

If you encounter any problems with installing or using IO Cable PL-2303 Drivers, here are some tips that may help you:

  • Make sure you download the correct driver version for your Windows operating system and your device's chip version. You can check your device's chip version by looking at its label or by using a software tool such as Chip Genius.

  • Make sure you extract the driver files to a folder on your computer before installing them. Do not run them directly from the zip file.

  • Make sure you plug in your device before installing the driver. Do not unplug or plug in your device during the installation process.

  • If you get a message saying that the driver is not compatible with your Windows version, try installing it in compatibility mode. Right-click on the driver file and select Properties. Go to the Compatibility tab and check Run this program in compatibility mode for. Select an older Windows version from the drop-down menu and click OK. Then run the driver file as administrator.

  • If you get a message saying that the driver is not digitally signed or verified, try disabling driver signature enforcement. This is a security feature of Windows that prevents installing drivers that are not certified by Microsoft. To disable it, follow these steps:

Restart your computer and press F8 repeatedly during boot up until you see the Advanced e0e6b7cb5c


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