Well I’ve been having installation problems, and I’m not really sure what happened.
I just got my new arduino mega and plugged it in, I was following the installation guide and when the setup wizard came up it said " Install the software automatically (Recommended) " and when I got to that point in the guide it states something along the lines of " to the best of its efforts it wont be able to find the driver and fail " so I decided to run it to see if it would, well to the best of its efforts it did find a driver it found suitable. Now every time i plug it in, uninstall it and remove it, it automatically installs the same driver. and i tried following the usb to ftdi conversion driver over it and the arduino uno driver and select that to install over the usb serial port. but doesn’t appear to work.
anyway i use windows XP and im not sure if thats actually what is happening but seems to be.
here is how it appears in my device manager as of now