Sensor driver installation

To install the sensor driver on Windows 8, just plug the board into your Windows 8 computer. This installs an in-box version of the HID class driver.

However, if you want to install the sample driver, you must override the default installation. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Make sure that your driver builds without errors.

  2. Copy the DLL and INF files for your driver to a separate folder.

  3. Install the Windows Sensor Development kit board, or some other HID sensor board with VID = C1CA and PID = 0020. Locate this newly installed board in the Device Manager under Human Interface Devices – it will be a “HID-compliant device.”.

  4. Right-click on the device and select Update Driver Software…
  5. Select Browse my computer for driver software
  6. Select Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer
  7. Select Have disk…
  8. Select Browse…
  9. Navigate to the folder in which the DLL and INF files were placed in step 2. Select the INF and select Open
  10. Select OK
  11. Select Next
  12. If a Windows security prompt appears, select Install this driver software anyway
  13. The device will appear in Device Manager under Sensors as a HID Sensor Collection.

Related topics

The Sensor Diagnostic Tool
The Sensors HID Driver Sample
Writing a Sensor Device Driver



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