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Honeywell Voyager MS9540 barcode scanner not scanning into Windows

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Hi,

We bought multiple Voyager MS9540 barcode scanners used.  They are working on the serial port.  We do not have any CDs, if there were.  

We are trying to scan a simple barcode into notepad, in Windows.  It seems to detect a barcode, because it beeps, but it doesn't write anything into notepad.

When I look at the model, it is written MS9540

Questions:
Do I need to configure my Com port in a special way?
Do I need to install a driver, even if it's working on serial port?
Do I need to use the Metroset software to configure it, and if I do, which of those 3 models should I choose : (1 Voyager MS9540 V, 2 Voyager 9540(no MS?) or 3 Voyager MS9540  N/S/R/T)  and what configuration does it need?

Thanks for helping me
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Serial port is not input
USB barcode scanners are tested over notepad.
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Thanks.  I'm used to USB or PS2 barcode scanners so that makes sense.  You will be awarded at least some of the points.

Now at some point there has to be input...  Is it a POS software only that can manage that input?  Can you give me more information?
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This explains the differences between interfaces very well:
http://www.taltech.com/barcodesoftware/articles/which_barcode_scanner_interface

So a POS software has to come get the data when using a barcode scanner over a Serial port.  There is no other way around
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you can test input from serial port using putty if you have no hyperterm.

your scanners datasheet says it supports USB. good if it is usb input in that case...
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