|USB Drivers & Information
The simple installation of USB cable drivers changed with operating systems after Win-XP. Vista,
Win7, Win8 and Win10 all try to install a driver of their choice instead of one that actually works with
Chinese-made cables. This is because Prolific, the maker of the chip that the Chinese copied,
released a driver that will not work with the Chinese cables. Of course, since Windows is smarter
than us humans, it will automatically install the newest (non-working) driver it can find. Windows
update will also replace an older, working driver, with one of these new non-working ones. For
your Chinese USB cable to work with Vista, Win7, Win8 or Win10, you must force the operating system
to install one of the older drivers. The files and links below will show you how this is done.
Windows 10 Upgrade:
If you recently upgraded to Win10, and are using a Chinese programming cable, your PC will automatically update your Prolific driver. You will need to reload Prolific driver 188.8.131.52 back to your PC.