FG 2011 on original Tracker?

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FG 2011 on original Tracker?

Post by jmahun » Thu Nov 10, 2011 7:45 am

Has anyone successfully installed FieldGenius 2011 on an original Tracker (Yellow w/Esc at lower right)? Our new computers don't have a serial port so I can't connect to the Tracker which is serial only. I've tried different usb-serial converters with little success.
It was suggested that I download the installer program to a CF card, install that in the Tracker, then run the installer from there. When I did that, I received a message which said that the program wasn't compatible with Windows CE on the Tracker.

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Re: FG 2011 on original Tracker?

Post by Jason Poitras » Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:14 am

Hi Jerry. I'm not sure who told you that you could copy the installer onto the CF card and run it directly on the Tracker. That is not possible as the installer needs Windows to execute properly and has to be run on your desktop computer.

Have you tried a dedicated serial card instead of a USB to Serial converter? We find that this solution works the best, and is more reliable than USB to Serial converters.
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Re: FG 2011 on original Tracker?

Post by jmahun » Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:40 am

That's what I ultimately did - install a serial card and install that way.

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