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Unofficial USB/Vista Drivers

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jc634

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Attached is a zip containing the latest USB drivers (v2.00) from the FTDI website. I originally had the official Crystalfontz drivers installed in Vista (32-bit). They worked, however, CC2 would occasionly stop working, and I would have to restart the CC2 service.

In the week that I have had these drivers running, CC2 has not gone south once. Please note:

1. Vista 32-bit only!
2. I have installed these drivers/CC2/CFA-634 on an XP machine. They work in XP, also.
3. I was going to test Win 2000, but the USB ports on that machine are broke, so I could not test. However, they should work. If you have Win 2000, and they work, please verify in this thread.
4. These are "unsigned" drivers. FTDI and/or CF will have to obtain the appropriate certifications.
5. I have modified the inf files to work with CF displays. Do NOT try to use the drivers direct from the FTDI website.

Included in the zip file is a doc file (CF_USB.doc). This is a step-by-step list of instructions on how I installed them in Vista. The same method would be appropriate for XP.

If you have any questions, a good experience, a bad experince, etc., let me know in this thread. Also, if you are using Vista 64-bit, you will have to wait awhile, since I plan on "dragging my feet" for awhile to upgrade to 64-bit.

Jim

http://www.crystalfontz.com/backlight/forum/userscreen/75/ftdi_200.zip
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jc634

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I finally got a chance to try these drivers and CC2 on a Windows 2000 machine.

Quite simply, they work. So if you are using Windows 2000, these are the drivers for you guys, also.

JC
 

jc634

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For all you Vista x64 users out there, here are the 64-bit drivers. These should work under XP x64 also, but I have no way to check.

Enjoy!

http://www.crystalfontz.com/backlight/forum/userscreen/76/ftdi_2.00_x64.zip

Jim

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BTW, for either the 32 or 64-bit drivers, unless FTDI releases new generic drivers, the only differance between these drivers and the "official" drivers *should* be the "signed" version that CF must get for use with Vista.

Just thought you guys should know...
 
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