kenwood+software+conflict?

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Anyone with experience using Kenwood's MCP-4A software while having SmartSDR installed?  I just bought a Kenwood TH-D72A and have had zero luck getting the USB-UART bridge drivers that Kenwood supplies to work.  Drivers installed OK.  When I plug in the radio, the drivers show up in win7 control panel.  However, they say they are not working because windows cannot find the drivers.  Driver update reports the latest drivers are installed. I am stumped!

So, was wondering if the Flex software and/or other VSPs might be source of a conflict.  Am guessing some other Flexer has come across this. 

The handheld is working fine otherwise.  First one I have had since a 20 year old Yaesu bit the dust many years ago.  Not sure why this ancient CW op needs one, but it is fun.

Thanks for any help.

73, Tom
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Well, finally... success!  Wish I could claim some brilliant deduction led me to it, but found that blowing away the ELTIMA VSPs plus totally ignoring the Kenwood manual worked.  Blew away the Kenwood provided VSP as well and just plugged the handheld into the USB.  Windows found a driver that worked.  Pretty nice software once one gets it running.

73, Tom
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