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Finally got my MX-810 working on Windows 10...
This thread has 19 replies. Displaying posts 16 through 20.
Post 16 made on Thursday March 9, 2017 at 19:21
Long Time Member
March 2012
Thanks Chuck_IV!!! You have saved me from buying something new and not better!
Thank again, I spent two hours on finding a solution... Damn URC support...
So, I moved from the dead spot. What now?

It installed but my windows says "The software for this device has been blocked from starting because it is known to have problems with Windows. Contact the hardware vendor for a new driver. (Code 48)"

Is there a solution?
Post 17 made on Saturday March 11, 2017 at 00:22
DJ Garcia
Founding Member
August 2001
I've been using an Aten UC232A USB-serial converter for years with my (yes!) MX-780. Their driver has given me no problems as I migrated from Win 7 to Win 8 and finally Win 10 (I skipped Vista ...).

Now I also have an MX-990 :)
Post 18 made on Saturday May 27, 2017 at 00:00
Long Time Member
March 2007
On October 19, 2015 at 21:14, rgonyer said...
In case anyone else finds this thread, running it as admin fixed the problem.

Thanks, this just saved my butt switching from a Vista to a Win7 system.
My 810 remotes are still going strong, plan to keep them till they die !!
Post 19 made on Saturday January 25, 2020 at 01:46
Junior Member
January 2020
After searching for some time on the web, this is the first solution that I've found that worked! I know this was over 4 years ago, but I can now sync my Universal Remote Control MX-880 with URC Complete Control. Thanks rgonyr!
Post 20 made on Sunday July 25, 2021 at 03:21
Lurking Member
June 2011
OK, so, I am fully invested in this remote. Nothing today even comes close. Especially when it comes to IR universal remotes. The build quality and level of control with this remote is unparalleled. Therefore, I jumped through some major hoops to make it all work. After all these years, I'm simply not ready to move away from it.

The remote is like a tank so, if you're able to update it, it would last decades. I am going to give you the secret I use to be able to work with the remote on today's operating systems. The secret is... are you ready for this... everyone stand back... it is Oracle VirtualBox with a copy of Windows XP. Don't have a copy of XP? Do a google search. If you install Virtualbox and passthrough the USB connection to the virtual operating system, install the drivers from the universal remote folder in program files, it will work like an absolute champ. You can update it over and over again with no issues at all.

URC is a failing company. They are dying by the second because of their inability to create the prosumer level remotes that everyone is asking for. Sucks to be them really, but also, sucks to be us as alternative (Logitech) remotes barely last a year under normal usage and fetch hundreds of dollars while failing to meet even the simplest of universal remote features. Such as, being able to control timing, IR burst length, equipment power states etc... I have numerous MX-810 remotes and they are all wonderful.

I'm talking about a simple universal remote with awesome features for the average joe that is NOT wealthy. Yeah, that statement is pointed at you Control4 integrators. I care far too much about my money to hire an integrator for my system. Paying someone by the hour to learn your entire system and create macros to operate it is, well, a rich man's game. These guys want a minimum of $125-175+ an hour and, in the end, they still can't make my system work 100% without glitches or missing features.

Do yourself a favor, fire up an old laptop or download Virtualbox, install Windows XP, and install this remote into it. You will be able to run this for years. Even if/when URC goes down. They will for sure unless they get their act together.

Last edited by Mengsk on July 25, 2021 03:42.
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