USB 2 serial adapter gets the wrong drivers in Windows

Hi! I've just unpacked Arduino 1.0.1 in a freshly installed Windows 7, and my Uno is running fine, but every time i install the drivers for the USB 2 serial adapter it is installed as an Uno. It worked before when I used another PC running Vista (ugh). With no driver installed it shows up as it's meant to be, but doesn't work (obviously). I already restarted my PC, created a folder containing only the USB Serial driver file, selected it as the source for installation, installed it and... presto, it is an Uno again! Of course i cant upload anything that way. Has anyone else had a similar problem, or is it because I made an error, or could the driver file be named wrong by accident?
Oh, and yes, I selected the right board and COM port, before someone asks.
(Edit: added some words my brain was thinking, but my fingers forgot to type :D)

“I used another PC running Vista (ugh).”
I’ve got a Sony Vaio running Vista with a Centrino processor, has worked well for me for 3 or 4 years now.
I don’t follow what everyone’s beef is over Vista.

Which “USB 2 serial adapter” do you have?

I am using the official arduino adapter.
About Vista: every time I was using it, it consumed ridiculous amounts of RAM besides other funny antics. Never had it on my own PC though. So my experiences with it weren't that great. Anyway, i'm glad to read that it actually works for someone.

MontySylver:
I am using the official arduino adapter.
About Vista: every time I was using it, it consumed ridiculous amounts of RAM besides other funny antics. Never had it on my own PC though. So my experiences with it weren’t that great. Anyway, i’m glad to read that it actually works for someone.

If you use another port, you get the same results? Windows can’t install “wrong” drivers on purpose, windows just matches vendors ids from inf files.

About Vista: I also used vista since it was released up to Win7 release without issues :slight_smile: Aero Glass is a milestone in Windows graphics, you can’t compare the old shared graphic buffer to a windows composer http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desktop_Window_Manager that uses much more resources. I think that’s mainly the reason why people think Vista was broken, same PC, side by side XP looked snappier. Not used RAM is wasted ram.

Great! It works with the drivers provided in Arduino ERW! Thanks a lot!
Btw: Okay, Vista obviously isn't bad at all, the people I know who are using it don't know that much about computers and just tried to "fix" it until it became that awful :astonished:.