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Here are the instruction for installing the Intel QX3 (or Digital Blue QX3+) Microscope with Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. You must be using a 32-BIT VERSION of Windows 7 or 8.1.
Note: The QX3 is not compatible with 64-bit versions of XP, Vista, Windows 7 or 8.

Note, DO NOT use the software from the CD that came with the microscope.
DO NOT plug in the QX3 microscope until Step 4.

Step 1. Download and run the QX3plus.exe program from:
http://tinyurl.com/QX3-Win8-1
After the program installs, uncheck "I would like to view the README file." Click "Finish".

Step 2. Download and run the qcodinstl.exe program from:
http://tinyurl.com/QX3-Win8-1
If asked about NTVDM, click "Install this feature" then click "Close"

Step 3. Download IntelQX3driverXP.zip and save (do not open) the file from:
http://tinyurl.com/QX3-Win8-1

Step 4. Now, plug in the microscope. The driver should load silently.
If the "Found New Hardware" wizard appears and you get a message saying that the driver installation was not successful. Click the Close box. You need to install the driver manually by following these steps:
a. Right-click START - Select "Device Manager"
b. Right-click on the Intel QX3 Icon and select "Update Driver Software", select "Browse my computer for driver software"
e. Browse to the Download folder with the extracted QX3 drivers from Step 3. above. The driver software should install successfully.

IMPORTANT: Before you run the QX3Plus program for the first time, right click the "Intel Play QX3 Microscope" icon on the desktop, click "Properties", click the "Compatibility" tab, check the box next to "Run this program in compatibility mode for:", then choose "Windows 98 / Windows ME" in the drop-down box. You should also check "Run as Administrator" if your account is a "Standard user". Click "Apply" then "Ok".
Step 5. Finally, double-click the "Intel Play QX3 Microscope" icon on the desktop and the program should run.
If you get a message that the microscope is not plugged in, quit and restart the program.
If the program hangs or crashes, reboot the computer, then restart the program.
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Here are the instruction for installing the QX3 (or QX3+) Microscope with Vista and Windows 7. You must be using a 32-BIT VERSION. The QX3 is not compatible with 64-bit versions.

Note, DO NOT use the software from the CD that came with the microscope.
DO NOT plug in the QX3 microscope until Step 4.

Step 1. Download and install the QX3PLUS.EXE software from:
http://tinyurl.com/QX3-Win7-Files

Step 2. Download and install the QCODINSTL.EXE software from:
http://tinyurl.com/QX3-Win7-Files

Step 3. Download and extract the QX3 Drivers from:
http://tinyurl.com/QX3-Win7-Files

Step 4. Now, plug in the microscope.
When the "Found New Hardware" wizard appears you will see a message saying that the driver installation was not successful. Click the Close box. You need to install the driver manually by following these steps:
a. Click START - Select Devices & Printers
b. Right-click on the Intel QX3 Icon and select Properties
c. Click the Hardware tab - click Properties
d. Click Update Driver - select "Browse my computer for driver software"
e. Browse to the folder with the extracted QX3 drivers from Step 3. above. The driver software should install successfully.
IMPORTANT: Before you run the QX3Plus program for the first time, right click the "Intel Play QX3 Microscope" icon on the desktop, click "Properties", click the "Compatibility" tab, check the box next to "Run this program in compatibility mode for:", then choose "Windows 98 / Windows ME" in the drop-down box. You should also check "Run as Administrator" if your account is a "Standard user". Click "Apply" then "Ok".
Step 5. Finally, double-click the "Intel Play QX3 Microscope" icon on the desktop and the program should run.
If you get a message that the microscope is not plugged in, quit and restart the program.
If the program hangs or crashes, reboot the computer, then restart the program.
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The QX3 is made by a company called Digital Blue. They have some drivers for their digital models on their website, but I couldn't find anything for the QX3. I would send an email to their customer support to see if you can get a copy of it. Here is a link to their site: http://www.digiblue.com/customer-service/downloads/

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This worked for my QX3 on my Vista computer!

Instruction for installing the QX3 Microscope with Vista

Note, DO NOT use the software from the CD that came with the microscope.

DO NOT plug in the QX3 microscope until Step 4.

Step 1. Install the QX3+ downloaded from Intel:

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&Inst=Yes&ProductID=160&DwnldID=4419&strOSs=All&OSFullName=All%20Operating%20Systems&lang=eng


Step 2. Download and install the QCODINSTL Codecs software from:

http://www.intel.com/support/intelplay/qx3/sb/cs-016002.htm

Step 3. Download and extract the QX3 Drivers from:
http://hyperslug.s3.amazonaws.com/IntelQX3driverXP.zip


Step 4. Now, plug in the microscope.

When the "Found New Hardware" wizard appears, select "Locate and install driver software (Recommended)", a message "Installing device driver software" will appear. If you click on "details", you will see "Searching Windows Update", after a while you will be able to select "I don't have a disc. Show me other options" and browse to the folder with the extracted QX3 drivers from Step 3. above. The hardware should install successfully.

Double-click on the QX3+ icon on the desktop and the program should run.



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