I have had more than a few problems with Vista not installing drivers. I then looked in all the categories and could not locate the device. I than rebooted and reinstalled the latest driver and then connected the receiver and Windows than found the driver successfully installed it. At least 3 of them have purchased one. Then I took the computer out for a test run in my car to see if everything was OK.

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Terry, I did just that and showed all the hidden devices and nothing showed up.

Holux GR-213U Handheld

Thanks again for all your help – I did learn a lot about my computer through this process. Fast shipping and handeling. The email address entered is already associated to an account.

Want Answer 0 Clicking this will make more experts see the question and we will remind you when it gets answered. Tell us some more! The represents your Comm Port number used by the Holux. At the time I had it my system detected it and received data but I had not gotten the maping software working at the time on a new laptop and system. I deleted all of them, rebooted and got the same result.


Click on the tab “Port Settings”at the top of the “Properties” window. GPS for Lap tops. I then followed Microsofts instruction to no avail.

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The Knight Level 3 Expert Answers. Do you get the same freeze result if you plug it into a different USB port? Terry, I risked and purchased a GlobalSat BU, installed it with the same Prolific driver, Windows 7 recognized it and the device appeared in the Device Manager with no red flags or warnings.

Your answer needs to include more details to help people. However it advertises it is Linux compatable. I installed that and the install wouldn’t fail but in Device manager it said that it was unable to load the USB to Serial Comm Port driver.

Bought it to use it in my boat. I’ll keep you posted on my investigations. Sorry I don’t have a better solution, but sometimes technology progresses faster than is convenient for some of us. Dave, try windoss to find that driver: Maybe for MicroSnot but I’ll never now.

Strange – I have 3 USP ports.

So I’m waiting on this one for a full evaluation. Show More Show Less.


I have used ordinary Garmin navigator befor but cost gr-231u it several times more than Holux. I use a free program, “Secure Zip for Windows”. I than rebooted and reinstalled the latest driver and then connected the receiver and Windows than found the driver successfully installed it. You must find and remove it. Thanks Terry, I uninstalled the old driver in the Control Panel. All it needs is the USB cable i. I’ll let you know how it works out.

When I first plugged the receiver into the USB port Windows immediately tried to find the appropriate driver but after time came back and said it couldn’t find an appropriate driver. There is obviously something about the particular driver you have that Win7 64 bit objects to and the grr-213u is still winows on your computer.