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I'm attempting to use the Polar IrDA device with Windows Server 2008 R2 x64. Although they dont make explicit drivers for it, I figured the Windows 7 x64 drivers would do.

The device has a yellow warning icon in Device Manager.

Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)

Is there anything I can do about this?

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The broken driver from 2006 doesn't work on 2008r2.

But there is good news!

You can create a virtual machine on your 2008r2, install something old-fashioned on it, like XP, and then use that for your Polar training.

Then you'll have a problem that USB doesn't work in Hyper-V, but don't worry, even if Microsoft are too lazy to add proper features to their products, there are thankfully small third-party developers who have common sense.

Fabulatech has USB over Network solved in software, so you install the server on the 2008r2 machine and install the client on the Hyper-V XP, then share the "unknown" and "non-functional" Polar IrDA USB stick, and install the drivers on the XP - and it works!

A very roundabout way, but it's doable. I've been having the same problem and this is how I solved it.

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