Hello, I just received my first Boarduino and FTDI friend from ladyada. As the subject line says, I am using a 64-bit Windows 7 machine. I follow the instructions for installing the FTDI Friend (http://www.ladyada.net/learn/breakoutpl ... riend.html
) and everything goes as planned until after I install the driver for the USB serial port (the 2nd driver install). Instead of it completing successfully, I get a window saying that "Windows encountered a problem installing the driver software for your device: "Window found driver software for your device but encountered an error while attempting to install it. Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)". Device Manager shows the device under Ports (COM & LPT) as "USB Serial Port (COM8)" with a yellow triangle and exclamation point.
I have tried both 2.08.02 and 2.08.08 from the site linked to in the FTDI Friend tutorial (http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm
). I've tried uninstalled and reinstalling each several times with no luck. Finally, I tried installing on an old 32-bit XP machine at work, and that installation went well and allowed me to upload Blink to the Boarduino, so the cable, FTDI Friend, and Boarduino all seem to be working. It seems to be a Windows 7 64-bit issue.
Any suggestions on what to try next? Thanks for your help.