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Programming BD502 and BD552 radios

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Jun 2, 2020
I have some BD502 and BD552 radios I need to re-program. I also purchased the BD Series CPS software and a PC76 cable from my dealer. However the cable seems to need a driver, which was not supplied. In Windows 10 device manager it just shows as a "USB serial controller" with a yellow triangle and exclamation point. I contacted my dealer and they said a driver is not necessary. Any thoughts on this? Thanks.
Apr 30, 2008
Pittsboro IN
This is a screen shot of win 10 after an install of BD version, at first I got an installing message that went away when this one came up.
I did not get a prompt to install a USB driver like some other CPS versions do.


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Jul 26, 2018
Basel, Switzerland
Prolific drivers are not in w10 by default, but are installed automatically when computer online from external source (MS) . It just takes some time.
To speed up, one can go to device manager and for the usb serial controller 'update driver', 'search for driver automatically'
It is all together 4 files, can take some more seconds to download it.
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