Month: August 2014

Prevent Windows 8 from automatically updating a driver

Mostly it is ok to let Windows decide when to update a driver, but sometimes you may want to keep the old driver for some device. This is the case if new driver causes system instability or if the new

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Installing PL2303 HXA driver on Windows 8

PL2303 HXA USB to serial converters are discontinued by the producer. They have also made the latest driver block the old chips. This is OK if you want to use new hardware, but there may also be some devices that

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Arduino IDE working slow and how to speed it up

I have been doing some work in Arduino IDE on an old laptop I have been using for field work. Arduino worked painfully slow (eg. opening menus blocked any work for almost 20 seconds), but I didn’t think that the

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