I also sent an e-mail to Holux Tech Support. It assigned virtual ports and the both software programs recognized the signal. This device is now relegated to the trash bin. I went through the same process as I did with the first driver with the same result. I deleted all of them, rebooted and got the same result.

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Click on the tab “Port Settings”at the top of the “Properties” window.

Holux Gps Usb Driver Windows 7 – hopevegaloztx

As far as I can tell everything still works fine after the reboot. The Holux GR is very compact, fits nicely in a port light where it always provides my position, and with its USB cable is easy to hook up to my laptop. They love it too.

I plugged the device into one that I was pretty sure I did’t use. I am using GPSgate2.

Holux GR-213U Handheld

I sure had misgivings that a new GPS would have to use the same driver. After and If it installs, you may have to right click on the shortcut icon to and under the compatibality tab, check the box for run in compatilibity mode for XP. Thanks for the comment on the Globalsat I uninstalled the driver and then reloaded it using Win 7’s compatibility mode but the result was the same.


At the time I had it my system detected it and received data but I had not gotten the maping software working at the time on a new laptop and system. Terry, I did just that and showed all the hidden devices and nothing showed up.

Thanks again for all your help! Maybe gr213u MicroSnot but I’ll never now. I checked the Device Manager again and nothing. Install soft, connect item to usb and use! Holux is the chipest and simple way to have navigation with Garmin mobile PC.

It does sound like the Holux has some USB issues though. Originally Posted by dsieh I have a circular file in which I keep non-functional electronic equipment and other equipment that is looking for a home. However it advertises it is Linux compatable. I deleted all of them, rebooted and got the same result. There is a solution out there for my problem.

I got the same result gr-213y computer froze 2 seconds after inserting the device. Thanks Terry, I uninstalled the old driver in the Control Panel. It appears that Windows 7 is not compatible with gr-13u Holux GR, at least for me.


Personally I cannot give it any stars at all. Now you are almost done. As A full time cruiser, it is important to always have an accurate position for my boat.

Now back at the “Downloads” folder open Unzip the ” You can’t post conmments that contain an email address.

Next I emailed Holux’s tech support and they emailed me a driver newer than the one on their web site. I than rebooted and reinstalled the latest driver and then connected the receiver and Windows than found the driver successfully installed it.

I unplugged and then plugged it into the second one. Grr-213u will see if I can scrounge up another GPS to try as you suggest. Wait until your investigations provide a fruitful solution at least.

Dave, try this to find that driver: