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Author Topic: CK11A and windows XP  (Read 15071 times)

wildrhombus

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CK11A and windows XP
« on: March 02, 2009, 10:04:22 PM »

Hi,

I have an old version of Active Home and am trying to get it to run on windows xp without a serial port.  I've connected the serial port through to a usb port with an adapter, but I can't seem to get it to work.  I've run the communications test on all of the comm ports, but they all fail. 

Do I need new software?  Is it even possible to get this configuration to work?

Thanks!  Taiya
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Brian H

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Re: CK11A and windows XP
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2009, 06:56:28 AM »

In Device Manager. Do you know what Com Port the USB adapter was given?
XP and Active Home can be a problem. Some installs worked other didn't
Many times it was the motherboards comm chip interface.

There is no other X10 software for the CM11A. Can't say about third party ones.
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wildrhombus

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Re: CK11A and windows XP
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2009, 10:49:30 AM »

Thanks for your response!

The usb port was given com3, I checked in the device manager.  And I'm running XP on an older dell inspiron.   I guess if there is no other software there isn't much I can do other than try a different computer?

Taiya
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Re: CK11A and windows XP
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2009, 11:05:45 AM »

I couldn't get the CM11A to connect to either of my XP computers, but it does still work fine with an old W98 laptop.

Jeff
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Brian H

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Re: CK11A and windows XP
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2009, 04:16:15 PM »

One thing to try.
Click on the Active Home Shortcut.
Properties
Compatibility
Run as 98/ME
Disable Visual Themes
Turn off Advanced Text Services.
Sometime this helps other times no go.
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FixItPete

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Re: CK11A and windows XP
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2009, 08:27:26 AM »

One thing to try.
Click on the Active Home Shortcut.
Properties
Compatibility
Run as 98/ME
Disable Visual Themes
Turn off Advanced Text Services.
Sometime this helps other times no go.

I'm going to try this!!!  I'll keep my fingers crossed! :D
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Re: CK11A and windows XP
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2009, 09:52:58 AM »

Yes!  Works!!

Thank you!!!  Brian!  I spoke with "Vanessa" late last night @ 1-8000 #.  She sounded stoned or something, I wish she told me about this.
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