By default, Windows 8 enforces the requirement that drivers be digitally signed. This constraint needs to be relaxed in order to manually install the IOLab driver, which requires you to reboot your computer and follow the steps described below. If you are not comfortable doing this you probably shouldn't. Also, since the computer will reboot after you do A
, you should write down the steps of B
before you start.
. Open a command prompt and reboot your computer with the following command: shutdown -o -r -t 0
. On reboot, do the following:
- Click Troubleshoot
- Click Advanced Options
- Click Startup Settings
- Click Restart
- When the computer restarts, select Disable driver signature enforcement
from the list.
Once the computer starts up you can proceed with the manual driver installation described below. Once the driver is installed you should reboot the computer again to restore the driver digital signature enforcement.
1. Download Driver.zip
, a zipped folder containing the driver.
2. Extract the folder called Driver
and put it on your desktop (you can delete it when you are finished).
3. Plug the IOLab dongle into an available USB port on your computer. After trying for a while, Windows will fail to find the driver.
4. In the Start Menu
, choose Control Panel
and open the Device Manager
5. Under the heading Ports (COM & LPT)
you should see an entry called IOLab Virtual COM Port
. Right click on this entry and select Update Driver Software
6. Select Browse my computer for driver software
and navigate to the Driver
folder that you put on your desktop in step 2. Select the Driver
folder and click on OK
and then on Next
7. When Windows complains that it can't verify the publisher of this driver software, just click on Install this driver software anyway
to finish the installation.