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    Windows 7 and Serial DB25 vs USB
    Hello ... I have installed Windows 7 on a partition on my new Snow Leopard MacBookPro 13". Everything went well. I need to use a graphic software that is only available for the PC.

    I just found out that the equipment I need to connect to my computer running Windows has a cable to download the designs I create but the cable probably has the old serial DB25 plug on the end, not USB.

    I still see Serial DB25 to USB converters available online. Do you think these would work considering I am using my Mac as a PC?

    I have no idea if using my Mac as a Windows machine is still being controlled by Snow Leopard ( I know that Snow Leopard installed drivers for Windows to recognize the keyboard, trackpad etc) or if when running under Windows, it's completely independent of the MacOS. Thanks in advance.

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    This is the one I have and it should do the trick for you regardless if you are using the Mac, virtualization, or Bootcamp:

    Amazon.com: Keyspan High Speed USB Serial Adapter ( USA-19HS ): Electronics

    When you use Bootcamp for Windows the Mac OS is out of the picture altogether.

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    Thanks. I really appreciate it. Here's keeping my fingers crossed!

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