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1  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Troubleshooting / Re: Windows XP won't recognise driver and install on: October 29, 2010, 10:10:39 pm
Charbot this post will probably get axed but if you are trying to teach an after school robotics class try Parallax, they have a whole line devoted to teaching robotics directed at boards of education, fully supported and backed by texts in the form of books all very user friendly.
2  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Troubleshooting / Re: Windows XP won't recognise driver and install on: October 29, 2010, 10:05:36 pm
Update : I own 4 computers all with varying versions of Windows XP (I've allways been an XP fan and still am), all very nice and well equiped, two notebooks and 2 desktops the newest one purchased just a couple of months ago. Not being one to give up easily I blew out the OS on each computer and tried to re-install Arduino on each one again with total failure. FTDI's website is pretty user unfriendly as well so no help there either.  

3  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Troubleshooting / Re: Windows XP won't recognise driver and install on: October 19, 2010, 07:01:18 pm
Dustin, I like how you think, you are right.

 Installing the drivers should be the easiest thing about this though.

I've posted here, scoured the internet and even contacted FTDI with no success (FTDI said not their product not their problem by the way. Contrary to the suggested direction to go in other threads).

After spending nine hours on this the next step is to scour computer files, com port configs, PID and VID files but I'd rather put the Uno back in it's box and wait for the makers to publish executable driver disks.

Pluggy if what you mean is, to format and recover my OS, thanks, I've thought of that to but it shouldn't be that hard to install drivers

All in all I'm having to much fun with other microcontroller platforms that are fully supported.
4  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Troubleshooting / Re: Windows XP won't recognise driver and install on: October 19, 2010, 04:01:37 pm
Update - After much internet research and hearing the common theme 'this doesn't work' that doesn't work' can't do this ' can't get that to work' I'm finished with Arduino. I've been programing with other micro controllers for years with much success and will be sticking with those. Lesson learned.
5  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Troubleshooting / Windows XP won't recognise driver and install on: October 19, 2010, 02:08:15 am
Tried for 6 hours, up until 3am on a work night. Windows XP home will not find and/or recognise the drivers. Please help before I wing my Uno out the window.
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