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 Intel:
Step 2. Download and install the QCODINSTL.EXE software from:
Step 3. Download and extract the QX3 Drivers from:
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.
Before you run the QX3Plus program right click the icon, click on "Properties", click the "Compatibility" tab, check the box next to "Run this program in compatibility mode for:", then choose in the drop-down box "Windows 98 / Windows ME". You should also check "Run as Administrator" if your account is a "Standard user".
Step 5. Now double-click on the QX3+ icon on the desktop and the program should run.