BU- 353 not compatible with Windows 8
I finally decided to upgrade my CarPC to use Windows 8 as the OS.
I did this primarily because it is the much faster booting up with a solid state hard drive than any other versions of windows out there.
However I have had to trade off a few things to get this.
Notable of which is now my dependable GlobalSat BU-353 GPS receiver.
honestly I am not 100% certain if it is because I am running the 64- bit version of the OS butt I noticed that my GPS receiver would constantly not start in the device manger.
I uninstalled and re-installed the Prolific Serial to USB drivers and I kept having the same problem I was beginning to think my receiver had a problem but when I put it on my test Laptop running the 32 bit version of Windows 7 it worked fine.
Last night I tried to visit the Globalsat US website to download the drivers again thinking that I may have corrupted something and lo and behold their website states in bold red print that the BU-353 W(weatherproof) is incompatible with Windows 8. Even their comparison of the two devices on their site states that it does not.
Seeing as how I know a lot of us on these forums use this receiver, I thought I'd mention it for those who are planning on upgrading to Windows 8 or buying this specific receiver for their CarPC running windows 8.