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May 19, 2010

Targus, where are your 64-bit drivers?

I own a Targus PA088U Serial to USB adapter, which I use to connect to devices such as switches and routers. I've had it for a couple of years now, but it is still a current product.

Having recently moved to 64-bit Windows 7, I've discovered that the drivers for it don't work on 64-bit Windows, and when I rang Targus they couldn't give me an ETA or even confirm that they are working on 64-bit drivers.

Come on, Targus, that's pretty poor. 64-bit versions of Windows have been around for about five years now! Rant, rant, rant ...

I've ordered a Tripp Lite U209-000-R which claims to support 64-bit Windows 7, as a replacement. I'll let you know how it goes.


  1. Brett,
    Try this driver
    It works with my Targus PA088U USB to serial

  2. Mike -

    Thank you, that driver works great on my Windows 7 SP1 64-bit system!

  3. Update: The driver works (installs/connects) on my system, but regularly drops connection, so I ended up getting a new USB-serial adapter.

  4. anyone knows a driver for windows 8?

  5. This link worked for me.

  6. Hi- Use the Magic Control Technology Driver for U232_9. Version 13.2.98 of the driver works with Windows 10 x64. I have tried at least 5 different versions of different drivers and this one is the only one that works for me! Good Luck.

    worked for me.

  8. Worked for me too, but had to get them from here:
    Thanks for the info. You'd think that Targus would have their own, but NOOOO!

  9. Thanks for the tips here everyone, i was struggling for weeks to get this Targus PA088U going in Win10-64bits but now it worked on this driver :
    you also need new Terra Term Win10 64bits as well .
    I m very surprised Targus did nothing to advise anyone .

  10. Thanks it work for me also w10-64bit Targus PA088 usb to serial

  11. Helped me a lot! Is for my Celestron telescope with the PA088E converter on the windows 10 notebook.