I adapted these steps from another source, but here's the basic run-down for using most legacy URC remotes on Windows 7.
• Install Windows Mobile Device Center • Connect the remote via USB
Note: Do not let the remote go to sleep during the remaining steps.
• Double-click the exclamation mark in Device Manager • Click "Update Driver" • Click "Browse My Computer" • Click "Let Me Pick" • Choose "Mobile Device" • Choose "Microsoft" as the manufacturer • Choose "Microsoft USB Sync"
Windows Mobile Device Center should now open, and the remote should chime when it connects.
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