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MX-950 connection vs. MX-980
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Post 1 made on Saturday February 16, 2019 at 11:42
tomciara
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I have a windows 8 laptop that does fine with MX980. A client has an old 950 I am trying to tweak up for a secondary room, but it does not connect. I have only done a single 950 in my life, probably 15 years ago, and of course with a different laptop. Do you know what the secret sauce is?
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Post 2 made on Saturday February 16, 2019 at 12:32
KenSmith58
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Might only work with Vista. I had a 950 years ago and that's what I used with it. Might try to do a compatibility mode with it, if your computer has that option.
Post 3 made on Saturday February 16, 2019 at 13:05
kdp99
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I still use the Mx950, went from XP to Windows 7, and although the editor worked fine, the USB driver would not work. In the end I kept an old XP PC I had and booted that up when I needed to update the remote.

I suspected the virtual XP mode of Windows 7 might work, but as I had the old XP PC never tried it.
Post 4 made on Saturday February 23, 2019 at 23:18
Daniel Tonks
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I believe the issue is the MX-950 (and MSC-400) only have 32-bit drivers. So they won't work on a 64-bit operating system.

It should work in virtual XP mode, or any old 32-bit system.


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