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I thought I'd delve into the microcontroller world by purchasing an Arduino. I was following the installation process on the main site and the hardware isn't being read. It won't show up on the device manager (I'm using Windows XP). Has this been a problem for anyone else? If so, any suggestions?
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If the uno is not seen as a comport, then he Arduino UNO.inf file in the driver folder should be selected for installation. Others have seen the boards appear under the USB devices and apparently updated the driver there.
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Is it a real Uno? If not, then the .inf file may not be useful at all.
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Does it show up in the device manager at all (e.g. under unknown devices)?  If not, it sounds like a hardware problem.  Maybe try a different USB cable or USB port.

If it shows up, but not as a COM port, try these instructions: http://arduino.cc/en/Guide/UnoDriversWindowsXP
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