I have spent many hours trying to get the trial of GPSGate V22.214.171.1240 to make a virtual serial port on 2 different computers, both with Win 7 Ultimate x64.
I always get " Failed to create virtual serial port" error message.
I read through the forums and other people have problems with virtual serial ports on x64 systems, but this seems to always fix the problem. I have done this many times:
"If you use 64-bit Vista please follow those steps.
(If you are unsure, simply install GpsGate normally first, if Virtual ports does not work - follow those steps)
1. Install GpsGate for Windows 2.6 build 340 (or later)
2. After installation copy the file
C:\Program Files (x86)\Franson\GpsGate 2.0\x64\bizVSerialNT.sys
3. Exit GpsGate (if running)
4. Run GpsGate as Administrator once. (Right click on the GpsGate icon in the Start Menu and select "Run as administrator")
Now the 64-bit driver is installed. You can exit GpsGate and run it as a normal user."
I am 100% sure that I copied the file to the correct location, C:\Windows\System32\Drivers, Windows automatically puts a copy in the C:\Windows\SysWOW64\drivers directory and it is the correct size for the x64 file, 25,616 bytes.
GPSGate works great with Google Earth. One thing that is strange is that the "bizVSerialNT.sys" file does NOT show up in the file list for "C:\Windows\System32\Drivers", but when I try to copy it over again it says that it is already there. Should this file show up?