Putting this out there for future users:
I bought the programming Cable and spent 5 hours trying to get it to get drivers installed and working. Even went so far as to install Windows xp. To no avail.
Then I decided to throw it in the trash and buy a new TX.
But I wanted to see what the cable was made of and found out it use nothing but a TX rx 5v and ground serial cable. I make these all the time with arduino
After some digging I used an arduino I have that I made a ttl shield for and connected right to the TX.but it wouldnt upload settings
Use a ftdi 232 USB adaptor. They will work and work perfect. Reading, uploading, tuning. They are as cheap as the cable and no drivers to mess with.
I just found this sitehere
this is exactly what I was talking about with step by step.