Tried that with a geek squad UPS from Best buy, did not work for me.
Appeared to make the USB port on the computer look like a serial port rather
that make the serial port on the UPS look like a USB port.
"AlecR" <AlecR@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> Has anyone tried one of those cables that coverts serial to usb. If this
> plugged into a USB port, would Vista recognise the UPS as being connected
> "Richard Urban" wrote:
>> The UPS will still work till the battery runs down. You just can't
>> the options. In fact, you don't even need to connect the parallel cable
>> I have the same problem. I will live with it till it goes bad and needs
>> be replaced.
>> Richard Urban
>> Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
>> (For email, remove the obvious from my address)
>> "AlecR" <AlecR@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> > Hi All,
>> > I am trying to install my UPS in Vista Ultimate. It connects to the com
>> > port
>> > to monitor the power and configure shut down options.
>> > .
>> > In XP I could configure it in Control Panel/Power options.
>> > I've searched Vista and can't find where to configure it.
>> > Any suggestions welcome.
>> > Regards