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Win 8 and the Orion Starshoot Autoguider

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#1 CharlesW

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 04:10 PM

I just purchased the Orion Starshoot Autoguider and an HP Win 8 laptop to run everything. After installing PHD and the Orion drivers, I absolutely could not get a picture. After hours of tinkering and some help from Orion, I discovered that Win 8 installed the drivers in c-program files 86-Orion, and they really want to be in c-program files-Orion. After replugging the camera USB, I got my first image. Hope this helps if you buy a Win 8 machine before they come out with a proper driver.

#2 vorkus

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 10:52 PM

I'm glad it works at all. I've been worried about needing a new astro laptop. However I have read you can disable that silly Metro interface.

#3 Erik30

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:30 AM

I had the same thing happen. I used the Win 7 64bit drivers in the normal program files directory. (took a lot of uninstalling and reinstalling to figure that out)

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:41 AM

It'd be really nice if the manufacturer's released new drivers.

#5 David Pavlich

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:08 PM

I may upgrade to Win8 on other computers, but everything in my obs is working very well together on Win7. It'll remain as it is.

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