ASCOM Driver Instructions for STAR BOOK TEN

Installation of the ASCOM driver allows you to use a wide variety of software applications for the STAR BOOK TEN. Follow the instructions below to download the driver to your PC. With a new Vixen ASCOM driver to your PC, a wide variety of ASCOM application software is applicable to the STAR BOOK TEN.

You need to download to your PC an ASCOM Platform 6SP2 program from ASCOM Standard for Astronomy on Internet together with our ASCOM driver for the ASCOM application software.

These instructions describe how to download the ASCOM driver for STAR BOOK TEN to your PC. You should also read instruction manuals provided for ASCOM .

Requirements:

System Requirements for PC
OS : Microsoft Windows®XP Home Edition、XP Professional、Vista、7 Home Edition、7 Professional、7 Ultimate、8、8pro
Web Browser : Internet Explorer version 5.0 or higher
CPU : Pentium®II 400MHz or better
RAM : 256 MB or more
LAN : 10BASE-T/100BASE-T

Quick View of the process:

Confirm the firmware version of your STAR BOOK TEN.

Updating to ver. 3.20 and above is necessary to use the STAR BOOK TEN with ASCOM application software.Be sure to update to the latest version, if your STAR BOOK TEN is older than ver. 3.20.The firmware version can be checked on the “About Star Book TEN” screen in the “Initial Configuration” menu that appears just after you power on the STAR BOOK TEN.

INSTALL ASCOM PLATFORM TO YOUR PC

Install the ASCOM Platform 6SP2 to your PC. You must install the ASCOM Platform 6SP2 to your PC before you access and install the ASCOM driver for STAR BOOK TEN. It is not possible to separately install the ASCOM driver only.

The ASCOM Platform 6SP2 is available at http://ascom-standards.org/. Download the ASCOM Platform 6SP2 to your PC.

Ascom Drivers
In the initial setup screen of the ASCOM Platform 6SP2, click the Install button to execute the program. Ascom Drivers
If you fail to install in Windows 8 and the error message appears on the screen, See the instructions below.  
If you fail to install in WindowsVista or WindowsXP and the error message on the right appears on the screen See the instructions below.
successful installation screen
INSTALL THE ASCOM DRIVER FOR STAR BOOK TEN ON YOUR PC  
Download the ASCOM driver for STAR BOOK TEN from the following site:

ASCOM driver for STAR BOOK TEN
» ASCOM_SBT_Setup_1066.exe

  1. In the initial setup screen of the ASCOM driver downloaded,

    Mark a check box for “I accept the agreement” and click the Next button.
 
Click the Install button to begin the installation
PRE REQUISITES WHEN INSTALLING THE ASCOM PLATFORM IN WINDOWS 8  
When you install the ASCOM platform 6SP2 in Windows 8, an massage on the right may appear on the screen. If this is the case, the installation will be suspended. It may be caused by improper settings of “.NET Framework 3.5” or this software is missing in your PC. Change the settings in the PC in the following procedure or obtain the .NET Framework from Microsoft to proceed with the installation.
Right-click on the background in the start up screen. Click “All apps” in the bottom right of the screen and display every application.
Select “Control Panel” and go to “Programs”.
Click on "Turn Windows features on or off" in "Programs and Features"

The “Windows Features” dialog box is displayed. Mark a check box for “2.NET Framework 3.5 (includes .NET 2.0 and 3.0)” and click the OK button

 

Go back to "Installing rhe ASCOM Platform 6SP2 to your PC.

If the “.NET Framework 3.5” is not in the PC, the dialog box on the left will appear. Then, select “Download files from Windows Update” to install.
PRE REQUISITES WHEN INSTALLING THE ASCOM PLATFORM IN WINDOWS VISTA OR WINDOWS XP  

When you install the ASCOM platform 6SP2 in Windows XP, the message on the right may appear on the screen. If this is the case, the installation will be suspended. It may be caused by improper settings of “.NET Framework 3.5” or this software is missing in your PC. Change the settings in the PC in the following procedure or obtain the .NET Framework from Microsoft to proceed with the installation.

  1. Click the Start button (or Windows logo in the bottom left of the screen) to display the Start menu. Select “All Programs” and go to “Windows Update”. Click on it to display.
Update the OS to the latest version of WindowsXP (including .NET Framework 3.5).

For a custom installation, select “.NET Framework 2.0/3.0/3.5 Microsoft, .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 and .NET Framework 3.5 Family Update ‘KB951847)x86” to install
Go back to "Installing rhe ASCOM Platform 6SP2 to your PC.  

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