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How to install and configure the Buslace driver in Empower - WKB4389

Article number: 4389

OBJECTIVE or GOAL

To install a busLAC/E driver in Empower, based on the operating system.

ENVIRONMENT

  • Empower 2
  • Empower 3

PROCEDURE

To install and configure the busLAC/E driver on Windows XP:

  1. Right-click My Computer, and then select Manage.
  2. On the Computer Management page, click Computer Management  (Local) > System Tools > Device Manager. In the right-hand pane, locate Other devices > PCI Device.
  3. Right-click PCI Device, and then select Properties.
  4. In the General tab on the PCI Device Properties page, click the Reinstall Driver button. The Found New Hardware Wizard page appears.
  5. On the Found New Hardware Wizard page, select “Yes, this time only”, and then click Next.
  6. Select “Install from a list or specific location (Advanced)”, and then click Next.
  7. Select “Search for the best driver in these locations” and select the checkbox “Include this location in the search”.
  8. Click Browse and include the following directory in the search: C:\Empower\BuslaceDrivers.
  9. Click Next.

Result: The BusLAC/E Driver installs. It appears as “Buslace PCI KMDF Device Driver” under BusLAC/E Drivers in Device Manager.

 

To install and configure the busLAC/E driver on Windows Vista:

  1. Right-click Computer, and then select Manage.
  2. On the Computer Management page, click Computer Management (Local) > System Tools > Device Manager. In the right-hand pane, locate Other devices > PCI Device.
  3. Right-click PCI Device, and then select Properties.
  4. In the General tab on the PCI Device Properties page, click Reinstall Driver. The Found New Hardware - PCI Device page appears.
  5. On the Found New Hardware - PCI Device page, select "Browse my computer for driver software (advanced)."
  6. Under “Browse for driver software on your computer”, click Browse and select the directory C:\Empower\BuslaceDrivers.
  7. Select the checkbox “Include subfolders”, and then click Next.
  8. When the Windows Security message “Would you like to install this device software?” appears, click Install.

Result: The BusLAC/E Driver installs. It appears as “Buslace PCI KMDF Device Driver” under BusLAC/E Drivers in Device Manager.

 

To install and configure the busLAC/E driver on Windows 7:

  1. Right-click Computer, and then select Manage.
  2. On the Computer Management page, click Device Manage (under Computer Management (local) > System Tools).
  3. In the right-hand pane, right click Other Devices > PCI Device, and then select Update Driver Software.
  4. On the Update Driver Software - PCI Device page ("How do you want to search for driver software?"), select "Browse my computer for driver software" to manually install the busLAC/E drivers.
  5. On the Update Driver Software - PCI Devices page ("Browse for driver software on your computer"), click Browse.
  6. In the Browse for Folder dialog box, browse to X:\Empower\BuslaceDrivers64, where X:\ is the drive where you installed Empower, and then click OK.
  7. On the Update Driver Software - PCI Device page ("Browse for driver software on your computer"), ensure that the path is correct, and then click Next to start the driver installation.
  8. When the "Windows has successfully updated your driver software" screen appears, click Close.

Result: The Device Manager now shows the BusLACE PCI card listed under Waters Instrument Control Devices.

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