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Old July 4th, 2018
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I currently have a Passport MAX2 that runs fine on the older Detector Tools and Windows XP. (Keep it to yourselves, don't want to hear it about XP).

I was thinking of purchasing a new MAX 360 or 360C but it uses the "Pro" version, which is incompatible with Windows XP. Is there an older version of the PRO on the Escort website, that I can download that is still compatible with Windows XP?

If not, I will not be upgrading to a 360 or 360C. (Would consider going over to a competitor. Had good luck with a different brand several years ago).

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I currently have a Passport MAX2 that runs fine on the older Detector Tools and Windows XP. (Keep it to yourselves, don't want to hear it about XP).

I was thinking of purchasing a new MAX 360 or 360C but it uses the "Pro" version, which is incompatible with Windows XP. Is there an older version of the PRO on the Escort website, that I can download that is still compatible with Windows XP?

If not, I will not be upgrading to a 360 or 360C. (Would consider going over to a competitor. Had good luck with a different brand several years ago).
There is no "older" version of DTP that is compatible with Windows XP. However, with the Max360c, you don't need to use DTP at all. Firmware updates and Defender updates can be installed wirelessly over WiFi in your home, using a WiFi hotspot device, using your smartphone (if configured as a hotspot) or your in-vehicle WiFi (if so equipped).
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That would change everything. (They make it so confusing. I have a Lincoln MKX and it's not a "connected" car. Because of this, I had assumed that it would not connect.)

So, just to be clear, with the car in the garage, a 360C will connect to my wireless router (the signal is strong enough to reach there) and update itself? Without any other devices or software needed?
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That would change everything. (They make it so confusing. I have a Lincoln MKX and it's not a "connected" car. Because of this, I had assumed that it would not connect.)

So, just to be clear, with the car in the garage, a 360C will connect to my wireless router (the signal is strong enough to reach there) and update itself? Without any other devices or software needed?
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Initially you will need to enter your Wi-Fi network's password using the Escort Live app on your smartphone (make sure your smartphone is connected to this Wi-Fi network). After that, the detector will automatically connect to this Wi-Fi network when it is within range of it. It will then check for any available firmware and database updates and prompt you to begin the installation process.
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Thank you so much, that cleared up a lot of confusion. At this juncture, I will consider the 360C, but have other reservations that I will need to address in the proper forum. Thank you again.
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I have the max 360c and find it a phenomenal device. Just for kicks, I will try to install pro on my old xp machine (since the pro version for the Mac is so delayed) and I have no other windows machine capable of running a newer windows version. I will say that through the escort iOS app and setting up the 360c, updates are a breeze and work fine within your network environment whether it’s your car hotspot or iOS hotspot or home network.
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I have the max 360c and find it a phenomenal device. Just for kicks, I will try to install pro on my old xp machine (since the pro version for the Mac is so delayed) and I have no other windows machine capable of running a newer windows version.
Doesn't work. The drivers will not install. (And probably uses a later version of Java than XP allows).

Sigh, this old companion is finally running out of steam. I just noticed that Microsoft discontinued security updates to Windows XP this year as they had stated they would. As much as I hate Windows 10, I'm going to have to use that computer more and more it seems. But I DO HATE WINDOWS 10. It takes me 10x longer to do anything.
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Doesn't work. The drivers will not install. (And probably uses a later version of Java than XP allows).

But I DO HATE WINDOWS 10. It takes me 10x longer to do anything.
Funny you should mention that. You are more correct than you may realize.

I just switched from WIN 7 to WIN 10 and noticed an anomaly (caused by lack of proper drivers) that causes it to actually operate 10 times slower than WIN 7 when transferring data to an external drive through a standard SATA3 to USB3 adapter cable. Such is common usage to clone internal drive to an external one for backup. WIN 7 treats the adapter cable/drive assembly as a USB3 device and transfers at about 130 meg whereas WIN 10 treats it as a SCSI device and transfers data at about 13 meg. A tenfold reduction in speed. I contacted the involved parties and it was like pulling teeth but they admitted that others had also discovered the issue but had no solution.

I hate WIN 10 also, as WIN 7 transported the user to their "destination" apps via Cadillac while WIN 10 does so via Prius (no offence to Prius owners). WIN 10 just makes things harder for no good reason in my opinion, and add that to the fact the newly created driver issues can cause actual tenfold data transfer slowdowns. This latter driver issue will go unnoticed by most users until such time as they try to move a lot of data quickly such as cloning where a 10 minute process on WIN7 takes over an hour on WIN 10. Other items abound, such as WIN 7 can play a DVD right out of the box. With WIN 10 the user has to locate and install a 3rd party utility to do so (or buy one where the manufacturer has already installed such a utility no longer provided by Windows). What a step backward in OS functionality. WIN XP was great too and WIN 7 just added to its capabilities.

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Doesn't work. The drivers will not install. (And probably uses a later version of Java than XP allows).

Sigh, this old companion is finally running out of steam. I just noticed that Microsoft discontinued security updates to Windows XP this year as they had stated they would. As much as I hate Windows 10, I'm going to have to use that computer more and more it seems. But I DO HATE WINDOWS 10. It takes me 10x longer to do anything.
That saves me some trouble then. I do have win 7 installed on my Mac via parallels and that actually works!
All I use my old dell pc for anymore is audio editing which it still does fine. Be nice if escort would actually release the Mac Pro version.
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