Right click on the other device to bring up a menu. In the ‘Search for driver software at their location: Select the Control Panel window then select Hardware and Sound. This indicates a problem with the device the drivers are not yet installed. If the COM port number is changed then re-start Windows before running the meter-reading application. When the drivers are installed the optical probe will appear to Windows as a serial COM port.

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The default extract directory is C: When the drivers are installed the optical probe will appear to Windows as a serial COM port. When the installation has finished a completion screen is displayed. This time the Device Manager does not have a yellow warning entry under Other Devices.

Driver for ABACUS USB Serial Converter/ABACUS Optical Probe – downloading and installing it

This indicates a problem with the device the drivers uusb not yet installed. Follow the instructions and the driver files will be installed ready for use.

In the ‘Search for driver software at their location: Select the second option oltical ‘Browse my computer for driver software’. A yellow warning symbol indicates all the drivers are not yet installed. They will then be loaded automatically each time the probe is plugged in.

Again select the second option to browse manually.

Download and install ABACUS USB Serial Converter/ABACUS Optical Probe – driver id

If the COM port number is changed then re-start Windows before running the meter-reading application. Depending upon the version of Windows, and the Update settings, permission may be requested to look online for the driver files. There are alternative methods abbacus installing the software drivers.

Pre-Install method For computers without an internet connection optial driver pre-install method is recommended. Windows 7 and above – Manual Installation Download and unzip and driver file archive. Press Close to close this window and go back to the Device Manager Window.

It sometimes takes several 30 seconds. The drivers must be installed through the Device Manager.

The drivers will be downloaded and installed automatically silently. The procedure should occur twice, the second time following on automatically from the first. At the next screen select Device Manager: Again in the ‘Search for driver software at their location: These driver files are available here, and are also supplied on a CD with each probe.

Right-click the program icon and select Run as administrator. The meter-reading application must then be set to use this ‘virtual’ COM port.

The driver files need only be installed on a PC once. Note this screen also displays the COM port assigned to the probe.

Select the Control Panel window then select Hardware and Sound. Right click on the other device to bring up a menu. When the installation is finished a completion screen is displayed.