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SIO2PC USB Interface

SIO2PC Universal Interface

USB Edition Setup Documentation

©2015 Steven J Tucker

Chapter 3: USB Hookup and Driver Installation

Windows 7 and Vista (32-bit Editions)

If not already in your CD-ROM drive, insert the SIO2PC Universal Interface Driver CD now.

Attach one end of a standard USB A/B to the USB connector on the SIO2PC/ProSystem Interface and the other end to a USB on your PC.

Note: For optimal speed, it is recommended that you plug the interface into a USB 2.0 hub, attached to a USB 2.0 port on your PC.

If a USB 2.0 hub is not available, any USB 1.1 or 2.0 port on your computer will also work fine.

When plugged into your PC or USB Hub, the Power LED on your interface will blink three times and the interface MPU will go to 'sleep' in its low power mode.

It is normal for all three LEDs on your interface to be dark when the APE for Windows or ProSystem software is not using your interface.

If the power LED does not blink re-check your connections and try again.

You should see the new hardware notification bubble appear. Note this may appear and disappear very quickly on some systems.


Wait a few seconds for the new hardware wizard to begin.

Click 'Locate and install driver software' to begin driver installation.

You will now be prompted for the driver software as seen on the right.

Click 'Next' to continue driver installation.

If you did not have the CD inserted when you began the installation process, it may take a few seconds for the 'Next' button to appear after CD insertion.

The hardware installation wizard will now search your local CD-ROM drive for the appropriate drivers.

If at any time after this dialog appears you are warned that the driver is 'unsigned' or that Windows 'Can't identify the publisher of this software', press the 'Install this driver software anyway' option to continue.

Please Note: On Windows 7 and Windows Vista you may have to be logged in as an Adminstrator in order to install new hardware.


Driver installation is complete.

Press 'Finish' to exit if prompted to do so.

You can now run the APE for Windows software. Your interface will be automatically detected and enabled if you are using APE for Windows 3.0.0 or higher.


Windows 7 and Vista (64-bit Editions)

64-bit Editions of Windows Vista and Windows 7 introduce a new driver security model that requires a Microsoft cross signature for all device drivers.

Microsoft signed 64-bit drivers for your SIO2PC USB Interface are now included on the APE for Windows CD.

Follow the installation instructions above for the 32-bit edition. If the installation wizard does not locate the appropriate driver set automatically, you should instruct the installation wizard to locate the drivers on the installation CD in the folder titled:

"SIO2PC USB 64-bit Drivers"

If your CD does not contain these drivers you can also download them from the SIO2PC forum here.


Windows XP

If not already in your CD-ROM drive, insert the SIO2PC Universal Interface Driver CD now.

Attach one end of a standard USB A/B to the USB connector on the SIO2PC/ProSystem Interface and the other end to a USB on your PC.

Note: For optimal speed, it is recommended that you plug the interface into a USB 2.0 hub, attached to a USB 2.0 port on your PC.

If a USB 2.0 hub is not available, any USB 1.1 or 2.0 port on your computer will also work fine.

When plugged into your PC or USB Hub, the Power LED on your interface will blink three times and the interface MPU will go to 'sleep' in its low power mode.

It is normal for all three LEDs on your interface to be dark when the APE for Windows or ProSystem software is not using your interface.

If the power LED does not blink re-check your connections and try again.

You should see the new hardware notification bubble appear. Note this may appear and disappear very quickly on some systems.


Wait a few seconds for the new hardware wizard to begin.

Select 'Install the Software Automatically'

Click 'Next' to continue driver installation.


The hardware installation wizard will now search your local CD-ROM drive for the appropriate drivers.

If at any time after this dialog appears you are warned that the driver is 'unsigned', press the 'Install Anyway' option to continue.

Please Note: On Windows XP and Vista you may have to be logged in as an Adminstrator in order to install new hardware.


Driver installation is complete.

Press 'Finish' to exit if prompted to do so.

You can now run the APE for Windows software. Your interface will be automatically detected and enabled if you are using APE for Windows 3.0.0 or higher.


Windows 2000


If not already in your CD-ROM drive, insert the SIO2PC Universal Interface Driver CD now.

Attach one end of a standard USB A/B to the USB connector on the SIO2PC/ProSystem Interface and the other end to a USB on your PC.

Note: For optimal speed, it is recommended that you plug the interface into a USB 2.0 hub, attached to the USB 2.0 port on your PC.

If a USB 2.0 hub is not available, any USB 1.1 or 2.0 port on your computer will also work fine.

When plugged into your PC or USB Hub, the Power LED on your interface will blink three times and the interface MPU will go to 'sleep' in its low power mode.

It is normal for all three LEDs on your interface to be dark when the APE for Windows or ProSystem software is not using your interface.

If the power LED does not blink re-check your connections and try again.

You should see the new hardware notification bubble appear. Note this may appear and disappear very quickly on some systems.


Wait a few seconds for the new hardware wizard to begin.

Click 'Next' to continue driver installation.


Select the 'Search for a suitable driver' option.

Click 'Next' to continue.


Select 'CD-ROM Drives' as the search location and deselect any other options.

Click 'Next' to continue.


Windows has located the driver for your interface on the CD-ROM.

Press 'Next' to proceed with driver installation.

If at any time after this dialog appears you are warned that the driver is 'unsigned', press the 'Install Anyway' option to continue.

Please Note: On Windows 2000 you may have to be logged in as an Adminstrator in order to install new hardware.


Driver installation is complete.

Press 'Finish' to exit.

You can now run the APE for Windows software. Your interface will be automatically detected and enabled if you are using APE for Windows 3.0.0 or higher.


Windows 98, Windows 98 "SE" and Windows ME


If not already in your CD-ROM drive, insert the SIO2PC Universal Interface Driver CD now.

Attach one end of a standard USB A/B to the USB connector on the SIO2PC/ProSystem Interface and the other end to a USB on your PC.

Note: For optimal speed, it is recommended that you plug the interface into a USB 2.0 hub, attached to the USB 2.0 port on your PC.

If a USB 2.0 hub is not available, any USB 1.1 or 2.0 port on your computer will also work fine.

When plugged into your PC or USB Hub, the Power LED on your interface will blink three times and the interface MPU will go to 'sleep' in its low power mode.

It is normal for all three LEDs on your interface to be dark when the APE for Windows or ProSystem software is not using your interface.

If the power LED does not blink re-check your connections and try again.

You should see the new hardware notification bubble appear. Note this may appear and disappear very quickly on some systems.


Select the 'Search for the best driver for your device' option.

Click 'Next' to continue.


Windows has located the driver for your interface on the CD-ROM.

Press 'Next' to proceed with driver installation.

If at any time after this dialog appears you are warned that the driver is 'unsigned', press the 'Install Anyway' option to continue.


Driver installation is complete.

Press 'Finish' to exit.

You can now run the APE for Windows software. Your interface will be automatically detected and enabled if you are using APE for Windows 3.0.0 or higher.


Windows 95

Only a few of the final OEM releases of Windows 95 offered USB support.

If your system does have the required updates for USB support, you can follow the Windows 98 directions above.

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