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Topic: Arduino Portenta H7 driver setup (windows 8 and probably newer) (Read 130 times) previous topic - next topic


Hi folks,
I have been struggling to get started with Arduino Portenta H7 and at the time of writing of this thread, there was no reliable solution for my case, a windows 8 user, after some googling and driver messing, I figured out how to install the driver for Arduino Portenta H7 flawlessly on windows 8 (and it should be the same for windows 10 or any newer Windows OS)
I have made a video about it here: https://youtu.be/RwMc44t8aKA
The principle is simple: use the arduino_mbed.inf file when installing the Portenta H7 driver
the file is located in: C:\Users\user_name\AppData\Local\Arduino15\packages\arduino\hardware\mbed\1.3.1\drivers\prewin10\arduino_mbed.inf
*"user_name" is the name of the PC account
*1.3.1 is the core version (it can change when newer version are available)

When installing the driver, the Devices manager will name it "Arduino Nano 33 BLE" but don't worry, when you check on Arduino IDE, it will show Arduino Portenta H7 (M7 core)

You need to install the driver for the bootloader as well, to enter the bootloader mode, try to upload any program to the board (after installing the driver), or simply double click on the board's reset button. the ENVIE M7 bootloader shows up in the device manger menu, do the same steps as before (except this time you choose the driver with bootloader)
a video  tutorial about these steps  can be viewed from here:  https://youtu.be/alUPp6k8f-A

Hope it will be useful to all new portenta H7 users


Thanks for sharing this awesome video. I was going through the same issue and you're really a life saver man. I loved it. Thanks again! Really Appreciated!!!

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