PROLIFIC USB-TO-SERIAL COMM PORT WINDOWS 10

I AM TRYING TO CONNECT MY BAOFENG USB ADAPTER TO MY COMPUTER TO PROGRAM MY HAM RADIO, YET WITH WINDOWS 10 I GET THE ABOVE ISSUE 
 

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Thank you so much. I have been fighting with this for over a year now. Never thought to downgrade the drivers. Works perfect! 

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Buy a new one, I just got one off Ebay for under $5 with free shipping. Native driver slides right in!

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The final definitive guide for fixing the failure of the (PL2303) Prolific USB-to-Serial Comm Port driver in Windows 10, step by step:

First, install the latest driver for the PL2303 USB-to-Serial adapter from Prolific's website; then

Download older driver that is compatible with Windows 10:
1. Download the core driver files (.cab .sys .inf) for version 3.3.2.102 (32bit and 64bit files):
   https://www.sendspace.com/file/5m5afw
2. Uncompress into a directory.

Install older driver to fix error/failure:
1. Open Device Manager and right click on the failed Prolific USB-to-Serial Comm Port device; 
2. Select "Update Driver software ...";
3. Select "Browse my computer for driver software";
4. Select "Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer" (other driver versions visible here);
5. Select "Have Disk ...", and then browse or paste the path to the "Prolific_Win8_x64_x86" directory;
6. Click Next to install;
7. Close.

Stop Windows from loading the latest driver and overwriting the fix:
1. Open "Device Manager";
2. Locate the adapter and check if the Exclamation mark is showing for the Code 10 error;
   If the error doesn't show, remove and re-insert the adapter from the USB port until it does (this will load the latest version);
3. Right-Click on the failed device and Select "Uninstall";
4. Complete the uninstall process (delete installed files!) and remove and re-insert the adapter from the USB port. This will remove the latest version driver files but leave the compatible version in place;
5. Done! The failed driver will not load.

Please let me know if the steps here need modification due to error or changes in the OS. This worked for the Anniversary version of Windows 10. Cheers!

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