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I have an USB-RS-232 adapter that when I plug it into my Windows 7 laptop comes up as a ps/2 + USB input device.

How do I go about changing this?

I don't have the original driver disk and there isn't a name on the adapter for me to go to the manufacturers website.

Is there a universal driver that I can install that will make this problem go away?

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I've since discovered the adapter is a Cypress Semiconductor product. Web info tells me I bought a paper weight. Time to go buy myself a new one. –  Chef Flambe Jun 9 '12 at 17:14
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The two most common chips used in USB-to-RS232_serial adapters are by FTDI and Prolific. Try this site for other drivers: http://www.usconverters.com/index.php?main_page=page&id=15&chapter=0.

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