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cantore

Sep 07, 2012, 04:59 pm Last Edit: Sep 07, 2012, 05:02 pm by cantore Reason: 1
Hello, I set up windows dpInst to automatically install arduino drivers. Everything is ok under windows 7 32bit but the process fails under windows Xp (tested on many pc). Under xp it install well "FTDI CDM bus" and "FTDI CDM VCP" but can't install "Arduino LLC (usbser) Ports". I took the drivers from here http://arduino.googlecode.com/files/arduino-1.0.1-windows.zip
Do you have any idea of why windows7 yes and xp (that is less strict for drivers) no?

Thanks in advance

eried

How do you install the drivers?

I am using devcon for x86 and x64 in http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php/topic,118440.0.html and it seems to work for xp and win7
My website: http://ried.cl

cantore

I put them in a driver folder and I set the DPInst.xml to go there. I know the path is correct because it si found both in win7 and in xp. I have seen your project and it seems to be very good. I will download it and try. What I want to do is only the first part of the your project. Automaticcally install a driver for arduino. I need to give an arduino with the code already uploaded to many people. I do not want to confuse them giving also the IDE. I just want they can easly install the driver without searching for the right folder and in path.
What have you used to develop that part of your project?
thanks

eried

c# .net

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Arduino\Arduino ERW 1.0.1c\drivers\DriverHelper.exe" this exe reads the inf files to make the driver list, selects between 86 or 64 bits and installs the drivers via devcon. And in the end throws a "driver detection" command to force windows to re-detect devices
My website: http://ried.cl

cantore


cantore

DriverHelper.exe is very good! Thanks. I see from the details that you're the developer, congratulation. If you have released it with the gpl license where can I get the code?

eried


DriverHelper.exe is very good! Thanks. I see from the details that you're the developer, congratulation. If you have released it with the gpl license where can I get the code?


I will release it eventually, with all other improvements of the mod but not soon, I want to finish all changes first (I still don't test them in all the possible scenarios to trust them), but I didn't protected the assembly so you can see the sourcecode with Reflector. Driverhelper.exe also supports to include a .config xml to define the "pretty names" of the inf files (in this case is bundled into the exe to rename the ftdi ones).
My website: http://ried.cl

eried


DriverHelper.exe is very good! Thanks. I see from the details that you're the developer, congratulation. If you have released it with the gpl license where can I get the code?


I published the source code here: http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php/topic,118440.0.html
My website: http://ried.cl

cantore

Thank you very much Eried. You save me a LOT of time!

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