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CharlesW
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Reged: 11/02/12

Loc: Chula Vista & Indio, CA
Win 8 and the Orion Starshoot Autoguider new
      #5540582 - 11/26/12 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.

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vorkus
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Reged: 08/18/10

Loc: Pgh, PA USA
Re: Win 8 and the Orion Starshoot Autoguider [Re: CharlesW]
      #5541238 - 11/26/12 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.

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Erik30
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Reged: 10/16/12

Loc: Cottage Grove, MN
Re: Win 8 and the Orion Starshoot Autoguider new [Re: vorkus]
      #5541719 - 11/27/12 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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Raginar
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Reged: 10/19/10

Loc: Rapid CIty, SD
Re: Win 8 and the Orion Starshoot Autoguider new [Re: Erik30]
      #5541836 - 11/27/12 10:41 AM

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

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David PavlichAdministrator
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Reged: 05/18/05

Loc: Mandeville, LA USA
Re: Win 8 and the Orion Starshoot Autoguider new [Re: CharlesW]
      #5542490 - 11/27/12 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.

David


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