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Re: Windows 7 installation

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 5:52 pm
by Mayhem
I use WIndows 7 and I can say I didn't have any issues setting everything up on my laptop. I will see if I can connect all the relevant gubbins up and see what my entries in Device Manager say etc for a comparison.

Re: Windows 7 installation

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:12 am
by mr.vince
WinUSB is correct. KF uses a standard serial connection, hence no need for fancy additional drivers. The driver is just WinUSB bound to KF's hardware ID.

Does the device manager show a change, eg does KF disappear after you access it for the first time? Does a camera (or anything else) appear?

Re: Windows 7 installation

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:50 am
by jayh
I don't understand. Shouldn't the driver files show as the KF files when I'm done? When I update the driver files and then the driver files show as the same files that were shown originally, I get the feeling that the update didn't work.

KF guys - is there any debugging built in to the KF driver? If I really got the driver installed, how can I find out what's going on?

Thanks

Re: Windows 7 installation

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:52 am
by jayh
Also, in answer to mr.vince's question, when I access the device for the first time, nothing changes in the Device Manager.

Re: Windows 7 installation

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:48 am
by mr.vince
jayh wrote:I get the feeling that the update didn't work.
Which update? The KF driver was never updated, because it's a standard Windows component.

Once you have a KryoFlux Disk System driver installed, all should be fine.

After first access, eg via

DTC -c2

the device will load the firmware and report as a different device (to indicate the firmware has loaded correctly). This happens when the lights on the board start to fade.

Now if something went wrong here (which usually does not as long as people disconnect from the net during installation as requested), it might happen the driver (it's the same) for this second device never gets installed correctly. You'd notice that KF Disk System would disappear and eg a camera device would pop up.

Re: Windows 7 installation

Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:18 am
by jayh
The update I'm talking about is my attempt to update the USB driver on the Windows 7 laptop (please re-read my previous post).

Anyway, I probably have done something wrong in the installation. How do I wipe things clean on my laptop and start over?

Jay

Re: Windows 7 installation

Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:37 am
by mr.vince
Attach KF, open device manager, right click KF, remove. The detach the device, disconnect from the net, then re-attach the board.

Re: Windows 7 installation

Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:09 pm
by Darkstar
The drivers are definitely the correct ones, I see the exact same driver files used on Win7, and for me KF works fine.

Make sure that you follow the instructions exactly, the correct sequence of plugging in etc. is crucial, and on the first call to DTC.exe you will get a "USB disconnect" sound and only after that (I think it's uploading firmware or something) the KF will work as intended. You will notice that the two LEDs are slowly blinking

Re: Windows 7 installation further question

Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 4:05 pm
by ggrihn
Hi!

Was this question ever resolved? I am having similar issues with Windows 7. This thread might have answered my question as to how to get the driver to install, as Windows 7 initially does not allow manual searching, but did this ever work? Thank you!

Re: Windows 7 installation

Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 8:18 pm
by mr.vince
If Windows is reluctant, try this.

1. Open device manager
2. Attach KF
3. Watch out for a device popping up. Usually under COM and LPT port section. It might be a GPS camera or some Bocca (just writing this from memory) device.
4. Right click for properties, chose to update driver. Always pick the last option, like "manually". Chose to "have disk".
5. Point to KF driver directory. You should be offered, if there are different choices, to use KF Disk System.

Let us know how it goes.