RE: [perseus_SDR] Re: I hate Microsoft - the hate word is a little too strong here ( frustrated by - perhaps)
I suspect that those Perseus users who experienced a change in their USB assignments might well be using FTDI based serial port converters for other purposes.
If you look closely at the log file created during the update you are likely to find that your system updated the FTDI driver. This would have caused the ports to be reset/reconfigured accordingly.
The FTDI driver update is an optional update but I have noticed it installs it by default on some systems (again probably because the setting for Updates is configured to automatically include optional updates)
Look in Control Panel / System and Security / Windows Update.
Nick – gm4ogi
No reason to assume. If your PC restarted because of an automatic update, it always displays a message (which stays visible) at power up telling you it installed updates and restarted.
Microsoft allows the user to decide if they wish to automatically install updates. Business users have to have that so that - for example - a PC logging overnight in a laboratory data doesn't shut down.
As for the loss of USB connectivity, it's hard to imagine it has anything to do with your security software.
--- In perseus_SDR@yahoogroups.com, Walter Salmaniw <canswl@...> wrote:
> Came home tonight and noticed that my Windows 7 64 bit Asus laptop had
> re-booted. I'm assuming it's one of those automatic updates. Anyway, no
> hardware was moved or changed. I boot things back up only to see that the
> "Perseus Receiver not found. Please check USB connection and retry." OK,
> is there an easy explanation what happened. I use ESET Smart Security
> which has never caused any problems before. 73, Walt Salmaniw,
> Victoria, BC