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How to Auto Detect GPS in iGuidance 2011
Marvin Hlavac
In the current iGuidance 2011, as well as the previous iGuidance 2009, the GPS Auto-Detect feature may seem not to function.

iGuidance GPS Auto Detect

While it is possible to enter the baud rate and the com port of the GPS receiver into iGuidance manually via Menu > Settings, it is not necessary because there is an easy way to get the GPS Auto Detect working.

Run iGuidance as an Administrator

Right-click the iGuidance desktop shortcut, and click Run as Administrator. When iGuidance is started this way, the GPS Auto Detect feature works as expected.

As far as I can tell, all other features of iGuidance 2011 work just fine even without running the software as an administrator, so you can either run it as an admin only when you need to detect a new GPS receiver, or you can set iGuidance to always run as admin by doing the following:

  1. Right-click the iGuidance shortcut on the desktop
  2. Click Properties
  3. Click the Compatibility tab
  4. Place a check mark in front of Run the program as an Administrator

The above describes the procedure for Windows 7. Other operating systems may require slightly different steps, but the idea is the same.
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