Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Installing Arduino on Windows 8 without disabling driver signing

At this point in time some people are having issues installing their Arduino Uno and other compatible boards on Windows 8 systems due to the requirement for a "signed driver". Thus there have been several work-arounds published involving forcing Windows to allow installation of unsigned drivers - however some aren't too happy with that solution. Thankfully a new method has been described by Darrell that involves using an existing signed driver for another piece of hardware with the same device ID. Interesting - check out the video for more details:

 

So if you're looking for another method of Windows 8 installation, check out Darrell's blog. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

If you're new to Arduino, the first step is a solid board for your projects - our Freetronics Eleven - the Arduino-Uno compatible with low-profile USB socket, onboard prototyping space and easy to view LEDs:

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