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CharlieBear

CharlieBear

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I've had a Sprog for about 20 years, been out of the hobby for about half that, Sprog worked OK on old Windows but I can't seem to get any joy with W10, I know it's rubbish but it seems to load but will not recognise the decoder any (constructive) advice?
Thanks CB
 
dunnyrail

dunnyrail

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We tried one at the Ruschbahn, could not get it to work. Thinking about it 7-8 years later I think that lack perfectly clean track and less than perfect wire connections to the programming track may have been an issue for us.
 
CharlieBear

CharlieBear

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Jon I've had it working OK, but not on Windows 10 not a great Windows fan
 
dunnyrail

dunnyrail

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LGB-Sid

LGB-Sid

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I searched on the net about running a Sprog on windows 10 ( hate it here too ) I got it to run in the end by re-installing the drivers etc, my problem now is each time it starts up it's on a different comm port even tho I have tried to lock it to one and stay there..
 
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Paul M

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I, personally hate computing full stop! Everything is now so reliant on the damn things it can can only end one way....badly!
Did you update your existing computer or is it a new one? If it's an upgrade, perhaps you can find a cheap replacement without Windows10 to use as a dedicated railway controller
 
Ralphmp

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Jon I've had it working OK, but not on Windows 10 not a great Windows fan

On the assumption you're using a SPROG II, if you've not sorted the problem yet this link (from Sprog community) may help - 2909

Also, be warned that after each Windows update you will need to reinstall the drivers...