I’ll give it a try and let you know the results. Author Write something about yourself. Next I went to Holux’s web site and downloaded the latest driver even though it implied it might work with Win 7 it didn’t address at all the Bit issue. I have enough confidence in this GPS that I have recommended it to many other people. Device Manager does not display devices that are not connected to the Windows XP-based computer That’s the way to do it in XP but you can try it in Windows 7 and see if it works. Maybe for MicroSnot but I’ll never now. Worked as stated om both Windows and Linux.

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Home About Me Blog Contact. Dave PS – I tried it and that laptop recognized it right away.


Terry, I did fr-213u using “holux” and “prolific” and the computer found some files that I missed. This item doesn’t belong on this page.

Originally Posted by garybech I finally uninstalled the driver went into Device manager and brought up the driver tab of the red X’d device and hokux Uninstall and was presented with the opportunity to check a box to physically remove the drivers from the system, which I did.


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So I purchased another make that I had before but gave to a friend who went on an emergency expedition. This driver stated it supported Windows 7 Bit versions. At the holux gru I had it my system detected it and received data but I had not gotten the maping holux gru wiindows at the time on a new laptop and system.

Next I emailed Holux’s tech support and they emailed me a driver newer than the one on their web site. I deleted all of them, rebooted and got the same result.

GPS for Lap tops. Strange – I have 3 USP ports. You may also like. Thanks again for all your help!

Skip to main content. This Holux GPS receiver is a small-sized wonder that tracks up to 20 satellites at a time and update position data every second. I went through the same process as I did with the first driver with the same result. Do not purchase this item for Linux or Unix systems!

Holux GRU & Windows 7 HP Bit – Laptop GPS World

No need to be fancy, just an overview. Download the drivers of GRU. Show More Show Less. As A full time cruiser, it is important to always have an accurate position for my boat. It will be similar to this screen capture. Good Point – I have another laptop lenovo that is running XP. I think well priced. I also sent an e-mail to Holux Tech Support.


Just plug it into your lap top and it will work as a GPS receiver delivered on time. I plugged the device into one that I was pretty sure I did’t use.


Dave PS – The device was not there even if it the driver was installed. A great little product for map reading and tracking with lap top computers.

Strange — I have 3 USP ports. I uninstalled the driver and then gr-231u it using Win 7’s compatibility mode but the result was the same. I installed the driver you suggested but I can’t even get to the point where the computer can see the device.

I am wondering if there gtu something going with the device itself.