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Topic: Problem installing Arduino driver on Windows 8 (Read 2372 times) previous topic - next topic


I learned that Windows 8 requires that device drivers be digitally signed in order to be installed. So when I try to install the Arduino driver, it doesn't work. There is a workaround that disables the Windows requirement, but I was wondering if there were plans for Arduino to issue a signed version of the driver.

Louis Davis

Yes, there is already an issue opened and the developers said they are working on it:


arduino program no longer loads up on my windows 7    just pops up for a second then disappears total pain ....I changed my java but that didnt help .......any ideas ?


my windows 7 is having issues also with the program loading ... it was fine but I think unplugging it messed something up ...tried java reload by still no luck .....major pain ....


I think I may have to get another Java ....the program started at first but now when I click on the arduino icon it pops up for a minute then dissapears    ....any advise please ?

Nick Gammon


Please do not cross-post. This wastes time and resources as people attempt to answer your question on multiple threads.

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More info:


Arduino 1.0.4 and higher now have signed drivers for Windows 8.

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