Staff Assigned: Adam Robichaud SBIG Driver Checker Question

Discussion in 'CCDOPS and SBIG Universal Driver' started by Sreilly, Jun 22, 2019.

  1. Sreilly

    Sreilly Cyanogen Customer

    Oct 10, 2014
    Seems the older version of the Driver Checker use to let you know what drivers were out of date, like installed and newer. They do warn about issues if older drivers are installed so with this system at SRO and we’re 3,000 miles away I’d like to make sure this makes sense to do. What happen to “Current” status next to the Date?

    This is what SBIG Drv shows when run:

    Driver Name Version Date


    sbigudrv.dll 4.97 Build 1 05-25-17

    sbigu64.sys 01-27-15

    sbigpcam.hex 2.46 01-27-15

    sbiglcam.hex 2.20 01-27-15

    sbigfcam.hex 2.25 01-27-15

    sbigfga.bin 2004.11.10 01-27-15


    Note: Be sure to hit the "Update" button regularly

    to make sure your drivers are all current with

    our latest releases.

    Removing older, Classic Drivers

    If the 64-bit DriverChecker detects older, non-64 bit compatible drivers on your system it will offer to remove them for you. Unfortunately upgrading from these older drivers to the 64-bit compatible drivers is a bit more complicated than just that and once they've been removed you'll have to use the following procedure to bind these new drivers to your camera(s):

    1. Use the 64-bit DriverChecker's Update button to make sure the latest version of these 64-bit drivers are installed on your computer. You will first be asked if you want to download the latest version of the drivers, and then asked to update the version installed on your computer.

    2. For each type of SBIG camera you own repeat the following steps.

    3. Power-up the camera then attach it to the PC's USB port.

    4. In the Device Manager, locate the camera (it probably has a yellow exclamation point in it's icon) and then right-click on it and select Update Driver. This will bring up the Hardware Update Wizard (HUW) or equivalent.

    5. Tell the HUW that you don't want to search the Internet and that you'll Install from a list or specific location.

    6. In the HUW select the Don't search, I will choose the driver to install option then click Next then the Have Disk button.

    7. Click the Browse button then navigate to the C:/Program Files [(86)]/SBIG/Driver Checker 64/SBIG Drivers 3r2 folder and then to one of the four sub-folders ( 32 Bit / 64 Bit ) and ( Classic / Pro ) depending on your version of Windows and model of Camera.

    8. Select the sbiguxxx.inf file (xxx is 32/64 and c/p based on the sub-folder you are in) then click Open and then finish with the HUW.

    9. Depending on your model of camera you may have to repeat steps 4 through 9 a second time after the camera boots but only if the Device Manager icon shows the yellow Exclamation Point.

    10. At this point the camera should show up as some sort of SBIG Camera with Firmware in the Device Manager, free of any Exclamation Points and you should be able to Establish a Link to the camera with CCDOps.

    11. Finally repeat steps 4 through 10 for additional cameras you may own.

    So are the installed drivers current, need to be removed because they are older, Classic drivers thus requiring the more involved process, or should this procedure go fine? Again 3,000 miles away and I really don’t feel like fighting with the system remotely. Seems there could be a way to tell ahead of time.


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