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I run my Arduino Uno on Windows 8, thanks to the forum help I was able to install the driver and bypass the digital file info not accepted thing that kept blocking the driver installation.

Now I have the Arduino Uno showing on my device manager, but it doesn't work.

When I run the compiler nothing shows up in the Serial Port Menu. I'm tired of trying and trying again, it's been two day with my new arduino and I still can't get started!

Any help would be appreciated, many people are having trouble with similar issues.


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If nothing shows up in the serial port menu while the Arduino is connected to your computer can have several reasons:

* driver not installed / working
* the usb cable is broken
* the usb port on you computer is broken
* the arduino itself is at least partially broken

Try a different cable / usb port / computer / OS. The Arduino IDE works very well with XP, so if you have that running it in a virtual machine may help.
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