[amsat-bb] Problem using USB-to-Serial adapters with Windows 10 Laptop.
erich.eichmann at t-online.de
Thu Jan 4 14:38:10 UTC 2018
I want to use 2 FTDI USB-to-Serial converters (US232R and FT4232H) with
my Laptop Acer Aspire with 64-bit Windows 10, Home edition. But the
installation of the (latest) FTDI drivers fails. I tried automaic
installaion via the Windows Device Manager and manual installation by
running the .inf file. With both methodes I get the same Windows error
message, saying that Windows found drivers for the device, but an error
occured during installation, see screenshot. When I check the hardware
for problems Windows says that there are no drivers installed for the
With a Toshiba Laptop and a Cativa desktop PC, both also with 64-bit
Windows 10 Home, the installation worked flawlessly and the adapter
generates the virtual COM ports
I googled for a solution but without success. There are more users who
report the same error message with other USB-devices. There was a
suggestion for Windows 7 to delete a file named InfCache.1. I can't test
that, however, because Windows 10 doesn't provide that file, the
content has been moved to the registry. The FTDI support suggested to
first uninstall the drivers, but the problem remains.
Has anyone else encountered the same problem and is there a solution?
Many thanks for any support
73s, Erich, DK1TB
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