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terryking228

Hmmm. Latest look at Arduino Downloads:
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Arduino 1.5.6-r2 (release notes):
Windows Installer, Windows ZIP file (for non-administrator install)
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IsThere a specific "non-administrator install" procedure??

Thanks!
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ElliottW

Hello Terry,

The zip file would indeed let you run the IDE without installing it first. However, as far as I know, there's still no way to install drivers without administrator privileges.

Elliott

terryking228

Hi Elliot,

THANKS! I was afraid of that...  Skool IT seems universally fearful. Wish we could get a couple of testimonials from big school IT that "Arduino FTDI Drivers are No Problem"..   Anyone have suggestions?

I have this on the ArduinoInfo.Info site:
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WINDOWS XP - 7 - 8 INSTALL PROBLEMS:

Windows 7 / 8 may not see the Yourduino or Arduino board when you first plug it in.

You must install the USB serial port drivers. Download and install the Virtual COM Port Driver from this web site: http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm

The easiest way may be to get their Setup executable that can load the drivers here:
http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/CDM/CDM%20v2.10.00%20WHQL%20Certified.exe
This is an executable program that loads the drivers. It SHOULD work for Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 8/8.1.

You can check that the drivers have been installed. Plug in your Arduino/Yourduino and then open the Windows Device Manager (Control Panel > All Control Panel Items > Device Manager). Look for a "USB Serial Port" in the Ports section; that's the Arduino board.
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I assume that Setup executive will also ask for Admin permission. Can any test on a WIN7 WIN8 machine>

At least the "WHQL%20Certified" title may relieve School IT Anxiety a little??
Regards, Terry King terry@yourduino.com  - Check great prices, devices and Arduino-related boards at http://YourDuino.com
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ElliottW

Hello again,

Just to point it out, the newer Arduinos don't need the FTDI version of the drivers. All of the current versions of the IDE have signed drivers that will install nicely using the dpinst method mentioned earlier. They also install with the packaged version of the IDE.

Any method of installing drivers will ask for administrative permissions. I've tested this quite a bit on Windows 7.

The non-profit I work at has put together an MSI installer for the drivers which you could use if you like. All this MSI does is use the dpinst method mentioned before. However, I doubt your school would be excited about that either. Regardless, you can find some more information here: https://www.manylabs.org/docs/general/usingSensors/

We'll open source this sometime this summer, so you eventually won't have to just take my word for it.  :)

terryking228

Hi,
After the volume of problems with the controller-based USB interfaces on Arduino I stuck with FTDI on my latest version (Like THIS: but R3 pinout)

Sparkfun's new RedBoard  HERE: has also gone back to FTDI.

KISS

YMMV
Regards, Terry King terry@yourduino.com  - Check great prices, devices and Arduino-related boards at http://YourDuino.com
HOW-TO: http://ArduinoInfo.Info

CrossRoads

I only use FTDI in my boards too. No messing with programming another chip to make things happen.
I also set up for offboard USB/Serial, so I guess you could use this 8U2 equipped board
http://arduino.cc/en/Main/USBSerial
if you didn't want a Sparkfun FTDI Basic,
https://www.sparkfun.com/products/9716

or clone equivalent:
http://www.tinyosshop.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=600
Designing & building electrical circuits for over 25 years.  Screw Shield for Mega/Due/Uno,  Bobuino with ATMega1284P, & other '328P & '1284P creations & offerings at  my website.

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