I am starting our first Mega2560 board. Windows 7 tries to load drivers from Microsoft update but does not find anything, it wont find those from C:\Program Files\arduino-1.0.1\drivers either. What is wrong?
This particular piece of crap has Windows 7 starter edition in it, could that cause problems?
The drivers are
in C:\Program Files\arduino-1.0.1\drivers.
Stop looking for the 16U2 !
Just select the Arduino MEGA 2560 REV3.inf or Arduino MEGA 2560.inf
This is the driver you need..
From the .inf:
DESCRIPTION="Arduino Mega 2560 R3"
SERVICE="USB RS-232 Emulation Driver"