Windows 8.1 driver installation failure

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satya369
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Windows 8.1 driver installation failure

Post by satya369 » Tue Aug 18, 2015 3:54 am

I am using a Windows 8.1 laptop 64 bit. I tired to follow the procedure on the Wiki to install drivers for Win 8.1.

http://forum.micropython.org/viewtopic.php?t=100
http://wiki.micropython.org/Installation

But I was unsuccessful. Can someone tell me whats wrong?

See the attachment. It is the screen shot for the failure message.
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Re: Windows 8.1 driver installation failure

Post by platforma » Tue Aug 18, 2015 12:49 pm

Sounds like you selected a folder.
Did you click the "Have disk" button?

Once you did, navigate to the "pybcdc.inf" file and select that and not the folder it is located in.

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Re: Windows 8.1 driver installation failure

Post by satya369 » Tue Aug 18, 2015 3:24 pm

Yes. I did select the file "pybcdc.inf" but still got the error message. I will retry it and let you know.

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Re: Windows 8.1 driver installation failure

Post by satya369 » Wed Aug 19, 2015 1:42 am

I tried this multiple time but still having the same issue.

I have another PC which is a Windows 7 PC and I was able to install drivers successfully. But for some reason its failing on Windows 8.1

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Re: Windows 8.1 driver installation failure

Post by stijn » Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:52 am

You could try replacing all occurrences of the 'NTamd64' string in the inf file with 'NTamd64.6.3' so it targets windows 8.1 specifically.

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Re: Windows 8.1 driver installation failure

Post by platforma » Wed Aug 19, 2015 4:30 pm

stijn wrote:You could try replacing all occurrences of the 'NTamd64' string in the inf file with 'NTamd64.6.3' so it targets windows 8.1 specifically.
While that is a hack, it might actually work. But the inf file should already take care of that, I don't have a copy of it though.
In the same article, there is "More information can be found here" that might be of help as well.

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