[ntp:questions] help with setting up NTP on windows with a USB GPS

Dave Baxter spam at goes.nowhere.com
Fri Dec 4 13:20:24 UTC 2009

In article <c237b62f-b9bb-4848-a117-
2911fa33aabf at b25g2000prb.googlegroups.com>, davehart at gmail.com says...
> On Dec 4, 9:57 UTC, Dave Baxter wrote:
> > I tried last night to "install" your serialPPS driver, onto the Win2k
> > machine I have temporaraly made available to try all this.
> >
> > Sadly, all I get are errors like...
> >
> > "'reg' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
> > operable program or batch file."
> >
> > So, I guess it's a delicate manual install for Windows then?  XP has the
> > 'reg' command, but 2000 does not.
> I'm sorry to hear that.  I couldn't find it as a resource kit download
> for Windows 2000 either.  However, there should be a serialpps.reg
> file in the .zip you downloaded containing:
> Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Serial]
> "ImagePath"=hex(2):73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,
> 00,44,00,\
>   52,00,49,00,56,00,45,00,52,00,53,00,5c,
> 00,73,00,65,00,72,00,69,00,61,00,6c,\
>   00,70,00,70,00,73,00,2e,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,00,00
> That is a long way of saying ImagePath=system32\drivers\serialpps.sys
> and should accomplish the same thing as the reg command in the
> installation batch file.  Double-click on the .reg file and allow it
> to be applied, reboot, and with any luck you'll be in business.
> Cheers,
> Dave Hart

Hi again...

When I get home, I'll look at all this again.  As elswhere, I've found 
the XP "reg.exe" program seems to run on 2k anyway, so another way to do 
the job.

Hopefully better news in a day or three.  (Phones tend to ring, plans 
change etc)


Dave Baxter.

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