AVRISP MKII Problem

I want to program my arduino using the AVRISP MKII programmer but my computer won’t recognize it. I first tried having windows search automatically for the driver but surprise surprise, it didn’t work. I tried doing a google search for the driver but couldn’t find one.

does anyone know where i can find the driver for for the MKII? I’m running Windows 7 64-bit. Also once I get the driver how do I upload code to the arduino? Will it be recognized as a COM port and then I just select AVRISP MKII as the programmer?

Thank you in advance for the help, it’s very appreciated.

The simplest solution is to install AVR Studio, which among other things will install all of the drivers needed to use the AVRISP mk2

I should add that I want to be able to use the arduino IDE to program

Once you have the drivers installed from AVR Studio, the Arduino IDE should work for programming with the AVR ISP MKII

when I install those drivers I get the message

"avrdude: usbdev_open(): did not find any USB device "usb" "

awwende: when I install those drivers I get the message

"avrdude: usbdev_open(): did not find any USB device "usb" "

Don't install the "drivers" install AVR Studio (without first plugging in the AVRISP). Plug the AVRISP into a usb port. Wait until Windows recognizes the device.

I removed the drivers and just had AVR Studio 6 installed, plugged it in, Windows found the drivers for me but I still get the same message.

In that case I would expect the problem to be related to either a security issue with Windows 7 (try running arduino ide as administrator and see if the problem persists), I get the same message on my Ubuntu machine unless I run the IDE with superuser privileges...

If admin works, a google search should turn up instructions on how to fix the permissions on your OS...