[SOLVED] Crazyradio USB-Driver installation problems on Windows 7 64bit

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[SOLVED] Crazyradio USB-Driver installation problems on Windows 7 64bit

Post by GT_Philip » Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:28 pm

Hi,

I have problems with the installation of the usb-drivers of the crazyradio PA usb-dongle for Windows 7 64bit.
I tried to follow the instructions under https://wiki.bitcraze.io/doc:crazyradio ... dows_zadig.
However, zadig from the linked website: http://zadig.akeo.ie/ seems not to work under
64bit systems, so I compiled it from source using Windows Developer Kit with activated 64bit support
using the instructions: https://github.com/pbatard/libwdi/wiki/Install.
The compilation worked, but after the installation of the driver from the compiled
zadig binary, the usb-device is still not working. Windows recognizes the device
but complains about not installed drivers (Code 28).
Does anyone know how to solve this problem?

Best regards
Philip
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Re: Crazyradio USB-Driver installation problems on Windows 7 64bit

Post by arnaud » Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:46 am

What error do you get from Zadig?

Zadig should work fine on 64bit system (we are using it because on 64bit Windows systems a driver signature is required).

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Re: Crazyradio USB-Driver installation problems on Windows 7 64bit

Post by GT_Philip » Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:42 am

Hi Araud, I translated the error-message for you:

The version of this file is not compatible with the executing Windows-version.
Open system-informations of your computer to check wether a x86-(32bit) or
a x64-(64bit)-version of the program is needed and contact the publisher of the software.

EDIT: I forgot to mention, that this message is probably generated by windows, not by zadig.

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Re: Crazyradio USB-Driver installation problems on Windows 7 64bit

Post by arnaud » Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:53 am

Hi,

I tested in a newly installed Windows 7 64 bit virtual machine and it works for me. I run zadig 2.3 from http://zadig.akeo.ie/. I attach a screenshot of how it should look like when it is well installed (the WCID field should be different in your case, I have an experimental firmware is this radio).

The only reason I could see that fails is if you have some antivirus or some rules set by IT (if it is a work computer) preventing zadig from running. The error messages does not make much sense though.
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Re: Crazyradio USB-Driver installation problems on Windows 7 64bit

Post by GT_Philip » Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:00 am

Hi, the problem is now solved.
The problem was, that the downloaded file was corrupted. I downloaded once again and now it works.
I do not know why the binaries, which I compiled from source did not work. However I will not investigate
this topic any further.

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Re: [SOLVED] Crazyradio USB-Driver installation problems on Windows 7 64bit

Post by arnaud » Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:46 am

Hi, good to hear that it is solved.

I am not sure for the self-compiled problem. I have had some success compiling zadig and libwdi before and I wanted to include it in the Crazyflie client installer, but I got some problem with my compiled file being tagged as virus by the antivirus.

Now that I think about it, we could bundle zadig in the client installer and install it with the client, do you think that would be a good thing?

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Re: [SOLVED] Crazyradio USB-Driver installation problems on Windows 7 64bit

Post by GT_Philip » Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:55 am

Hi Arnaud,
I am unsure wether bundling zadig to the client is necessary, because the problem that I had was not the fault of zadig.
After the second download it worked fine. Maybe Windows-users who are working with the VM do not want to install the
whole windows client only for the usb-drivers.
But this decision is up to you.

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Re: [SOLVED] Crazyradio USB-Driver installation problems on Windows 7 64bit

Post by arnaud » Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:45 am

Hi, thanks for the feedback. Then it seems not that necessary.

We are not Windows user but I am trying to support Windows use case as well as I can so it is good to get feedbacks :).

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