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Install Hardware Driver

Install Arduino Driver on a Windows System

  1. Download latest version of the Arduino IDE here.

  2. Before installing device drivers, make sure that you have administrative privileges.

  3. Open Device Manager, and find your device mentioned as USB Serial Device or Unknown Device.

  4. Right-click on the device, and select Update Driver Software.

  5. Select Browse my computer for driver software.

  6. Enter the path for the Arduino driver in your computer. For example, if the location is at "C:\Program Files (x86)\Arduino\drivers", type in the same under Search for drivers in this location.

  7. Click Install to install the driver software for Arduino® board.

  8. You receive confirmation of a successful installation.

Install FTDI Driver

If you do not have a FTDI driver installed on your system, follow one of these instructions:

  • Connect your system to the Internet, and then connect an FTDI device. If your system is connected to the Internet, the FTDI driver installs automatically once the FTDI device is plugged-in.

  • Follow the installation guides to manually install the FTDI drivers.