problem with Arduino micro Win 8 IDE 1.0.5
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problem with Arduino micro Win 8 IDE 1.0.5

by cyborg5 on Sat Jun 01, 2013 2:21 pm

I have a gadget built on Arduino Micro that works fine on my Windows 7 machine but I cannot get the driver to load on Windows 8. I'm using the Arduino IDE 1.0.5 which supposedly fixed all of the Win 8 driver problems. It fails to load the driver and I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling it repeatedly to no effect. I'm not had any problems with Arduino Uno on the same Windows 8 machine.

Any advice is appreciated.
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Re: problem with Arduino micro Win 8 IDE 1.0.5

by adafruit_support_bill on Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:32 am

Is Win8 giving you any specific error messages when it fails to load the driver?
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Re: problem with Arduino micro Win 8 IDE 1.0.5

by cyborg5 on Sun Jun 02, 2013 12:30 pm

I plugged the device to a different USB port and did a reboot and now everything is working. I have no idea what went wrong. I had tried unplugging and replacing it in the same port but the driver just wouldn't load. I think it may be that I had use that device in that USB port using IDE 1.0.4 and calling it a Leonardo rather than a Micro and then when it upgraded to 1.0.5 somehow it was getting confused with the old Leonardo drivers and the new Micro drivers or rather the new consolidated signed driver. I don't know what went wrong but at least it's working now.
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Re: problem with Arduino micro Win 8 IDE 1.0.5

by franklin97355 on Sun Jun 02, 2013 1:26 pm

I have found some of the new computers with USB 3.0 ports are not totally back compatable with all devices.
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Re: problem with Arduino micro Win 8 IDE 1.0.5

by adafruit_support_bill on Sun Jun 02, 2013 3:08 pm

Good to hear that it is working now. As franklin notes, we have seen some compatibility issues with USB 3.0 ports. Sometimes just trying a different USB port 'fixes' the problem.
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