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ByteBlaster JTAG cable under Windows 7?

Altera_Forum
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Yes, I am using an ancient ByteBlaster JTAG cable for the parallel port under Windows 7. the cable & adapter drivers information page states windows 7 in the second column, but when I open the install driver link, this only mentions windows vista 32bit

 

I tried to follow the steps although the UAC seems to be a little different under Win7 (there is no Turn User Account Control on or off [/B][/B]setting, I just set the UAC to lowest level. 

 

From a Command Prompt (run with admin privileges), I tried to run bblpt /i in the quartus\bin folder, but this simply displays an error message "can't start altera byteblaster service". 

 

I also tried running jtagconfig --add byteblasterii lpt2 from that prompt, which gave the message "unable to add hardware (bad port name)"... I verified in the Device Manager that the parallel port is LTP2. 

 

Has anyone succeeded in using a parallel JTAG cable under Windows 7? I already ordered an USB Blaster, but I am working on a project right now and can't wait for the delivery.
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Altera_Forum
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Allright, mySupport answered that question: 

 

refer to note (2) under table 1 from the following link: 

http://www.altera.com/download/drivers/dri-index.html  

 

windows 7 (64-bit), windows vista (64-bit) and windows xp (64-bit) operating systems do not support byteblaster cables.  

 

...hope that it might be useful to someone else.
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Altera_Forum
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oh not ,why WIN7 64bit does not support the BBLPT??:mad:

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