Possible solution for the legend updating problems.

Huntster54

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Greetings. Here is what I discovered during the update journey. It's possible that the legend uses a different kind of usb driver, in my case, windows 10.
So this is what I did to download the legends updates.
Apparently nokta may use a cp210x to uart bridge vcp driver. Which is not loaded with windows natively.

I didn't see anything on their website to explain this driver issue, perhaps they assumed all systems come with this.
Certainly the manual does not address this issue.

Here's is one source of cp210x usb driver. Nothing worked until I read the error reports of why my computer was not recognizing the legend. There was no matching driver on my system. The very first (newest) on the list worked instantly and flawlessly.
Hopes this helps. Sorry if the links aren't coming up proper.



CP210x USB to UART Bridge VCP Drivers - Silicon Labs

 

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Greetings. Here is what I discovered during the update journey. It's possible that the legend uses a different kind of usb driver, in my case, windows 10.
So this is what I did to download the legends updates.
Apparently nokta may use a cp210x to uart bridge vcp driver. Which is not loaded with windows natively.

I didn't see anything on their website to explain this driver issue, perhaps they assumed all systems come with this.
Certainly the manual does not address this issue.

Here's is one source of cp210x usb driver. Nothing worked until I read the error reports of why my computer was not recognizing the legend. There was no matching driver on my system. The very first (newest) on the list worked instantly and flawlessly.
Hopes this helps. Sorry if the links aren't coming up proper.



CP210x USB to UART Bridge VCP Drivers - Silicon Labs

the information you provided is rite on the Nokta/Macro website on the Legend page

I will tell you that that driver is not the only issues when trying to update the Legend I had everything correct in my PCs including the Drivers you suggest, it still took me 17 hours to get it to install and there was no rhyme or reason as to why it finally decided to install

why one update takes seconds to intsall and the next update takes hours to install there is no reason for it, like I said the 1.08 took 17 hours for me to install and 1.09 took less then a minuet
 
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the information you provided is rite on the Nokta/Macro website on the Legend page

I will tell you that that driver is not the only issues when trying to update the Legend I had everything correct in my PCs including the Drivers you suggest, it still took me 17 hours to get it to install and there was no rhyme or reason as to why it finally decided to install

why one update takes seconds to intsall and the next update takes hours to install there is no reason for it, like I said the 1.08 took 17 hours for me to install and 1.09 took less then a minuet
All it reads is this:
  • Online Firmware Updates
    Stay up-to-date with firmware updates (via USB) and get the most out of your detector.
No where on the total website nor the manual details the type of USB that I can find. And i don't believe the package that contains the update installs a usb driver either. Many software updates will install their version of library file that supports their programs after asking your permission to do so. Almost all install software in the last few years will not overwrite native files as that was a major problem years ago.

Again people may want to at least install this driver I linked as it takes up almost no room and only runs when a program asks for it during a install. Quite a few other machines use a usb driver like this. It is a safe and legitimate driver.

There is also the issue of USB versions used. Is your computer USB version 1.0, 2.0 or 3.0? Most computers of this decade are into 3.0 but with total backward compatibility to 1.0 standard. However, that means almost all computers still have 1.0 to 3.0 assorted ports to plug into. If the software is written for 2.0 at least, plugging into an older 1.0 port could cause issues. It's always better to know for sure if your port is 2.0 or better.
 
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the information you provided is rite on the Nokta/Macro website on the Legend page

I will tell you that that driver is not the only issues when trying to update the Legend I had everything correct in my PCs including the Drivers you suggest, it still took me 17 hours to get it to install and there was no rhyme or reason as to why it finally decided to install

why one update takes seconds to intsall and the next update takes hours to install there is no reason for it, like I said the 1.08 took 17 hours for me to install and 1.09 took less then a minuet
Oldkoot. I apologize for my post as I just went back to their website and kept clicking things and finally found their trouble shooting page. Ironically, I found that driver completely independently from nokta.
I wasn't trying to sound all know it all, here I thought I actually discovered something unknown to us and could help.
I will not submit anything informative any more until I am sure of what I post.

As far as installing the driver after you download it, you can disconnect from the internet and turn off the firewall or windows stuff just for the install. The user does not need to be connected to the internet to install a driver after DL.

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pulltaboo

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Flashing UARTs can be problematic, so it's not unique to Nokta. At least they don't need a "programming" cable for that! :laughing7:
Follow Nokta's own troubleshooting guide (don't skip any steps!), don't forget to try different USB ports on your computer… Updater works – I did it successfully on Win, Mac and Linux/Wine. In all 3 cases it was a PITA, but it works. Eventually.
 

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