Prolific PL-2303 USB to Serial Bridge Controller Driver Download

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Supported Models

PL-2303 USB to Serial Bridge Controller Driver

Manufacturers

Prolific

Supported Operating Systems

Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows NT4

File Name

PL-2303.rar (115.2 KB)

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Uploader Notes

Should work with any Windows NT based OS, including Vista (that is the main reason I'm uploading this). I hacked the INF file so that it will work properly in Vista because the manufacturers site says that they will not release Vista drivers to end-users.

Uploaded By

Andrew (DG Member) on 6-May-2007

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How to Update PL-2303 USB to Serial Bridge Controller Device Drivers Quickly & Easily

Step 1 - Download Your Driver

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Tech Tip: If you are having trouble deciding which is the right driver, try the Driver Update Utility for PL-2303 USB to Serial Bridge Controller. It is a software utility which automatically finds and downloads the right driver.

Step 2 - Install Your Driver

Once you have downloaded your new driver, you'll need to install it. In Windows, use a built-in utility called Device Manager, which allows you to see all of the devices recognized by your system, and the drivers associated with them.

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  • In Windows 10 & Windows 8.1, right-click the Start menu and select Device Manager

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  • In Windows 7, click Start -> Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Device Manager

  • In Windows Vista, click Start -> Control Panel -> System and Maintenance -> Device Manager

  • In Windows XP, click Start -> Control Panel -> Performance and Maintenance -> System -> Hardware tab -> Device Manager button

How to Install a driver from Device Manager

  1. Locate the device and model that is having the issue and double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  2. Select the Driver tab.

  3. Click the Update Driver button and follow the instructions.

In most cases, you will need to reboot your computer in order for the driver update to take effect.

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