Sdrsharp Windows 7

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Zadig is a Windows application that installs generic USB drivers, such as WinUSB, libusb-win32/libusb0.sys or libusbK, to help you access USB devices.

The latest nightly build version differs from the stable version, but not in a way that will confuse so switching between the two is not a problem. In addition multiple dongles can be used with SDR# on a single PC. SDR# steup to use the RTL-SDR/USB. Before tuning, the SDR needs to be selected from the top situated drop down menu. SDRSharp & RTL2832 based USB SDR Radio Installation Procedure for Windows Seven 64 bit, or 32bit Operating System D. Eddleman, KR4UB 1/23/2014 5:07 PM Installing the software for SDR radios can be more of a challenge than assembling the relatively few pieces of hardware required.

It can be especially useful for cases where:

  • you want to access a device using a libusb-based application
  • you want to upgrade a generic USB driver
  • you want to access a device using WinUSB

Note:'libusb-based' above means an application that uses either libusb, libusb-win32 or libusbK.

Download

Updated 2020.03.28:

  • Zadig 2.5 (4.9 MB)

System Requirements:

Windows 7 or later.
Windows XP and Windows Vista are WindowsNO LONGER SUPPORTED.

Usage

Download the executable and run it — no installation is necessary.
If elevation is required, you will be prompted for it.

An usage guide for Zadig is available HERE.

The executable is digitally signed and the signature should state: 'Akeo Consulting'

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

A Zadig FAQ is available HERE.

Sdrsharp Stopped Working Windows 7

To provide feedback, report a bug or request an enhancement please use the github issue tracker. Or you can send an e-mail.

License

GNU General Public License (GPL) version 3 or later.
You are free to distribute, modify or even sell the software, insofar as you respect the GPLv3 license.

Sdrsharp Windows 7 32-bit

Airspy sdr

Zadig is based on libwdi which uses an LGPL version 3 or later license.

The executable is produced in a 100% transparent manner, from its public source, using a Visual Studio environment.

Changelog

  • Version 2.5 (2020.03.28)
    • Fix .cat generation for some user directories with non western characters
    • Fix update check
    • Improve error reporting
    • Embedded drivers: WinUSB v6.1.7600.16385, libusb-win32 v1.2.6.0, libusbK v3.0.7.0 & usbser (native)

Source Code

  • libwdi 1.3.1 source (320 KB). Includes Zadig in the examples directory.
  • Alternatively, you can clone the git repository using:
  • For more information, see the github project.

Sdrsharp Software For Windows 7

If you are a developer, you are very much encouraged to tinker with Zadig/libwdi and submit patches.

Sdrsharp Windows 7 Bit

SDRSharp fails to work from martin Ross [SOLVED]

Windows 7 Iso

#36085

>> I can't get sdrsharp to work on Win 7 SP1 or Windows 10. Can I get support? I tried to start a topic but it was rejected. 🙁. I do have C++ and .Net 4.7 on both systems.
I moved this to its own topic for you. You can get support. SDRSharp is known to work on WIndows 7 and Windows 10. Perhaps some description of your configuration might help. And perhaps more precision with regards to 'work' in ' I can't get sdrsharp to work' entails.
One thing that does come to mind is a bad installation point on your system. 'C:Program Files' and 'C:Program Files (x86)' won't work in one important regard. Creating a 'C:SdrSharp' for the installation will work. Or simply unzipping to a USB memory dongle works. SDRSharp saves its configuration data to a file in its directory. It can't do that in the 'Program Files' locations; but, it can to its own dedicated folder off C: or on other partitions or disks.
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On Mon, 21 Sep 2020, 23:51 jdow, <[email protected]> wrote:
>> I can't get sdrsharp to work on Win 7 SP1 or Windows 10. Can I get support? I tried to start a topic but it was rejected. 🙁. I do have C++ and .Net 4.7 on both systems.
I moved this to its own topic for you. You can get support. SDRSharp is known to work on WIndows 7 and Windows 10. Perhaps some description of your configuration might help. And perhaps more precision with regards to 'work' in ' I can't get sdrsharp to work' entails.
One thing that does come to mind is a bad installation point on your system. 'C:Program Files' and 'C:Program Files (x86)' won't work in one important regard. Creating a 'C:SdrSharp' for the installation will work. Or simply unzipping to a USB memory dongle works. SDRSharp saves its configuration data to a file in its directory. It can't do that in the 'Program Files' locations; but, it can to its own dedicated folder off C: or on other partitions or disks.
{^_^}
#36119

Please do let us know what the problem really is and whether my simple notes helped. The more description of problem exists the narrower and more likely accurate help you can get.
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Thanks. I am new to this group thing!

On Mon, 21 Sep 2020, 23:51 jdow, <[email protected]> wrote:
>> I can't get sdrsharp to work on Win 7 SP1 or Windows 10. Can I get support? I tried to start a topic but it was rejected. 🙁. I do have C++ and .Net 4.7 on both systems.
I moved this to its own topic for you. You can get support. SDRSharp is known to work on WIndows 7 and Windows 10. Perhaps some description of your configuration might help. And perhaps more precision with regards to 'work' in ' I can't get sdrsharp to work' entails.
One thing that does come to mind is a bad installation point on your system. 'C:Program Files' and 'C:Program Files (x86)' won't work in one important regard. Creating a 'C:SdrSharp' for the installation will work. Or simply unzipping to a USB memory dongle works. SDRSharp saves its configuration data to a file in its directory. It can't do that in the 'Program Files' locations; but, it can to its own dedicated folder off C: or on other partitions or disks.
{^_^}

#36121

Thank you for your help. I bought an RTL-SDR dongle. I have followed the install instructions at https://www.rtl-sdr.com/rtl-sdr-quick-start-guide/
My computer runs Windows 10, ver 2004 32-bit on an x64 chip. C++ and .Net 4.7 are both installed.
I used Zadig to install the WinUSB successfully
When I launch SDRSharp.exe, I see the Airspy logo for a few seconds and then nothing happens
I was unzipping in Program Files. I followed your advice and created a folder 'SDRSharp' on C: and unzipped in there.
I ran install-rtlsdr.bat
But I still can't get SDRSharp.exe to run.
#36123

I was unzipping in Program Files. I followed your advice and created a folder 'SDRSharp' on C: and unzipped in there.
You did unzip and copy all the files to the folder?
Alan
#36124

Yes, I copied sdrsharp-x86.zip to C:SDRSharp and unzipped it there.
#36125

Does SDRSharp quietly exit or do you have to knock it over the head with Task manager? If the latter make sure you give SDRSharp time enough to look for possible sources, taste them, and select one for use. It also seems to take excess time lately to get the fancy GUI up and running. One or two minutes should be sufficient, though.
Lemme see the logo shows while it is looking for things to load. That means it was not found. I hope you did the Zadig install correctly. We could check for what the OS thinks is installed. The way I get in to do that is right click on 'This PC' and select 'Manage'. When the management tool comes up I go down the tree view to 'Device Manager'. I select it and wait for it's view to populate off to the right hand side of the window. Go down and expand 'Universal Serial Bus devices'. I'd expect there to be an RTL... device or a Bulk-in, interface device. There will probably only be one in there so listing them in an email should not be difficult. Then you can right click on each one, select 'Properties', select 'Details', click on the drop list under 'Property' and select 'Hardware_ids'. This should show a couple lines beginning with something like 'USBVID_0BDA&PID_2838'. If not you may want to use the recover facility to go back to before you tried to install the dongle. You may have picked the wrong thing to install with Zadig. Don't panic, yet. It can be rescued.
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Thank you for your help. I bought an RTL-SDR dongle. I have followed the install instructions at https://www.rtl-sdr.com/rtl-sdr-quick-start-guide/
My computer runs Windows 10, ver 2004 32-bit on an x64 chip. C++ and .Net 4.7 are both installed.
I used Zadig to install the WinUSB successfully
When I launch SDRSharp.exe, I see the Airspy logo for a few seconds and then nothing happens
I was unzipping in Program Files. I followed your advice and created a folder 'SDRSharp' on C: and unzipped in there.
I ran install-rtlsdr.bat
But I still can't get SDRSharp.exe to run.

#36126

It exits quietly.
USBVID_0BDA&PID_2838&MI_00
I will restart Windows, launch SDRSharp and wait a few minutes.
Thanks
#36127

That is fine. If you got the logo even briefly SDRSharp does run on your system without exploding.
The first thing to look for with the RTL dongle involved is whether it is properly installed. AirSpy may find nothing to use as a source and simply vanish. (I can't easily test that at the moment, though.) I think it should show it's GUI. But a messed up rtlsdr install can do unpredictable things.
If it comes up and quietly vanishes after a minute or two let's check if taskmanager shows it is working. Open task manager and see if sdrsharp shows as a process. If it doesn't then it came up and quietly went away. If it does show there we'll have to figure that out.
Either way one step at a time. And to facilitate one step at a time please keep the message history so that we do not find ourselves trying to cover ground already covered.
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Yes, I copied sdrsharp-x86.zip to C:SDRSharp and unzipped it there.

#36128

Fascinating. That is correct. As a matter of fact it is identical to a couple of my rtl devices.
Taskmanager does not show it?
(The VM I tested on is as up to date as Win 7 ever gets. It's a test machine for other software.)
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It exits quietly.
USBVID_0BDA&PID_2838&REV_0100&MI_00
USBVID_0BDA&PID_2838&MI_00
I will restart Windows, launch SDRSharp and wait a few minutes.
Thanks

#36129

It does appear in Task Manager but only for a few seconds.
Windows recognises the dongle as RTL2838UHIDIR.
It seems to be installed per Device Manager events
Device USBVID_0BDA&PID_2838&MI_006&38a180a5&0&0000 was configured.
Driver Name: oem42.inf
Class Guid: {88bae032-5a81-49f0-bc3d-a4ff138216d6}
Driver Version: 6.1.7600.16385
Driver Section: USB_Install
Matching Device Id: USBVID_0BDA&PID_2838&MI_00
Outranked Drivers: oem40.inf:USBVID_0BDA&PID_2838&MI_00:00FF0001 oem41.inf:USBVID_0BDA&PID_2838&MI_00:00FF0001 oem38.inf:USBVID_0BDA&PID_2838&MI_00:00FF0001
Parent Device: USBVID_0BDA&PID_283800000001
#36130

And if fails this way on 7 and 10? Double check if there is a new version. One of the new versions had a problem of this sort. Youssef has a new version up as of yesterday. (I tested with an older version I had handy.)
I wonder if there is a failure event posted to the windows events system. The Events Viewer might reveal something, if you dig around enough. Otherwise I hope somebody else has an idea.
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It does appear in Task Manager but only for a few seconds.
Windows recognises the dongle as RTL2838UHIDIR.
It seems to be installed per Device Manager events
Device USBVID_0BDA&PID_2838&MI_006&38a180a5&0&0000 was configured.
Driver Name: oem42.inf
Class Guid: {88bae032-5a81-49f0-bc3d-a4ff138216d6}
Driver Version: 6.1.7600.16385
Driver Section: USB_Install
Matching Device Id: USBVID_0BDA&PID_2838&MI_00
Outranked Drivers: oem40.inf:USBVID_0BDA&PID_2838&MI_00:00FF0001 oem41.inf:USBVID_0BDA&PID_2838&MI_00:00FF0001 oem38.inf:USBVID_0BDA&PID_2838&MI_00:00FF0001
Parent Device: USBVID_0BDA&PID_283800000001

#36131

I only need to get this on my Win10 unit. The Win7 was just to see if it worked on a different laptop. I only downloaded SDRSharp yesterday so I think it is the latest. I will check soon.
#36132

Latest is 1754 uploaded early hours today so suggest you download that and then start afresh.
(1750 or 1751 briefly broke AMD support, it will be in the changelog, but quickly fixed by Prog)
#36133

On 22/09/2020 09:08, Martin Ross wrote:
Yes, I copied sdrsharp-x86.zip to C:SDRSharp and unzipped it there.
Martin,
Strange.
All,
Surely SDR# will run without any radios actually installed? Suppose I wanted to play a ,wav or use a simple soundcard SDR?
73 Alan G4ZFQ
#36134

OK, I did think of other things. Let's see if I remember them....
First, I presume you are unzipping into 'C:sdrsharp', running install-rtlsdr.bat in the directory created, and double click on SDRSharp.exe with no copying or anything else. And you are not using the 'community edition.' If not, try that.
If that is not the problem, which I doubt it is, then go grab the old one without skins. (The 'here' link just above the 'Community Package with Plugins' line. Give it a try. That removes one more potential issue from the equation.
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I only need to get this on my Win10 unit. The Win7 was just to see if it worked on a different laptop. I only downloaded SDRSharp yesterday so I think it is the latest. I will check soon.

#36135

On 20200922 02:21:01, Alan G4ZFQ wrote:
On 22/09/2020 09:08, Martin Ross wrote:
Yes, I copied sdrsharp-x86.zip to C:SDRSharp and unzipped it there.

Martin,
Strange.
All,
Surely SDR# will run without any radios actually installed? Suppose I wanted to play a ,wav or use a simple soundcard SDR?
73 Alan G4ZFQ

I checked - it does run. That is needed so it can work with sound card sources.
{^_^}
#36136

Correct.
If you then try to start a device it will give a graceful error about your lack of choice.
#36137

Yes to 'unzipping into 'C:sdrsharp', running install-rtlsdr.bat in the directory created, and double click on SDRSharp.exe with no copying or anything else.'
I had version 1750 so am currently installing the latest version 1754. I have deleted all files and folders with SDRsharp in the name. Are there any registry entries I should delete?
If that doesn't work I'll try https://airspy.com/downloads/sdrsharp-x86-noskin.zip
Cheers everyone.
#36138

Bingo. 1754 works! 😂😍
Thank you jdow. Now to see if I can pick up ADS-B!