Win7-64 Thinks My Card Reader Is Infrared
I like my Emprex CS561 59-in-1 USB card reader; it’s compact, reads almost everything (including SIM cards), and has a built-in USB plug.
But when I plug it into a Windows 7 64-bit system (I’ve tried 2 so far), Win7-64 thinks it is an eHome Infrared Receiver (USBCIR).Â The solution:
- Go to Device Manager and look under Universal Serial Bus Controllers for the “eHome Infrared Receiver”, right click on it, and select “Update Driver Software”.
- Select “Browse my computer for driver software”, press Next.
- Select “Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer”, press Next.
- Win7-64 then comes up with a choice of “eHome Infrared Receiver” or “USB Composite Device”.
- Pick “USB Composite Device”, let the drivers install, and you’re done.Â It’s worked great for me twice.
Note that this only works for the standard memory slots; if you want to use the SIM card reader, you have to install the Emprex software.