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Old 19th April 2014, 18:15   #10
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That same ISA/other obscure card problem also exists for older instrumentation. What we have found is generally the controller card is the true limitation as no one makes drivers for the card to work on Vista/Win7/Win8.

It's really not a good place to be in. I would think there would be enough push back against these manufacturers the someone would get hired to write the drivers for a modern OS and get a PCI card made. Most vendors have software that runs on a modern OS and it really is a limitation on the ISA (or what ever) card.

As we are dealing with instruments that range from a half a million to a million dollars, it's worth revalidating the software/system for such an update. However, doing this for a $40,000 GC makes absolutely no sense and the computer gets pulled from the network ...
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