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Windows 7: How do I install a Driver from a Zip folder

13 May 2015   #1
mugelbbub

Windows 7 ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
How do I install a Driver from a Zip folder

Hi

Sincere apologies for this simple task that I'm sure I should know BUT! How do I install a driver from a .zip file?

Action center says I need a driver (CP210x USB to UART Bridge VCP Drivers) and gives me a link (silabs.com) from which I download the .Zip file for my W7 version.


Now that I have the .zip file, what do I do to install the driver? OR, can you point me to an existing thread that covers this.

Thank you for any assistance




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13 May 2015   #2
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Have you tried the 64 exe File Installer ? ...
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13 May 2015   #3
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

I always extract all files from a zip file, right click on the zip and click Extract all...
Read the ReleaseNotes.txt
You probably just need to run the CP210xVCPInstaller_x64.exe and follow the installer instructions.
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13 May 2015   #4
mugelbbub

Windows 7 ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Maxie

Thanks for answering but I don't know what you mean by "the 64 exe file installer" !

DavidE

Thanks also for answering. I hoped the release notes would help with installation BUT it only says
"Driver Installation
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See Kit User's Guide for installation instructions."

and (you guessed it) I dont know what that is either.

Should I just try extracting through he Zip wizard to desktop and then double click the "CP210xVCPInstaller_x86.exe" and follow instrucitons?

Thanks
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13 May 2015   #5
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mugelbbub View Post
Should I just try extracting through he Zip wizard to desktop and then double click the "CP210xVCPInstaller_x86.exe" and follow instrucitons?
Yes, that's what i would do.

fyi,
I also scan the zip file, and the extracted exe at VirusTotal before running the exe.
https://www.virustotal.com/
If i see any malware found, i research best i can before installing.
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13 May 2015   #6
mugelbbub

Windows 7 ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Thank you both for your input.

Regards
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13 May 2015   #7
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

You're welcome and glad to see you have it solved
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13 May 2015   #8
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Glad you got it sorted thanks to Davids help ...
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