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Installing Drivers

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Drivers, as of May, 2018

If, for some reason, you re-OSed or re-imaged your PC, or are installing on a new PC (or your local IT people made some changes preventing you from connecting to the printer), you will need to ensure that the proper drivers are in place. AFTER you have done the install above:

1. Download the file linked above.

2. Navigate to C:\Repetrel\bin\_RUN_ME_ON_NEW_INSTALL and execute each numbered file AS ADMINSTRATOR, IN ORDER:

  • 1.Windows 8 Compatibility Resolver.bat
  • 2.dpinst_amd64.exe
  • 3.dpinst_x86.exe
  • 4.CDM v2.12.00 WHQL Certified.exe
  • 5.VCP_V1.3.1_Setup_x64.exe
  • 6.VCP_V1.3.1_Setup.exe
  • 7.vcredist_ia64.exe
  • 8.vcredist_x64.exe
  • 9.vcredist_x86.exe

Note: Yes, we know, not all of these will succeed. Some are for different versions of the OS or different chipsets. Rather than give a dozen different instruction sets, please just run these in order, as admin, and the ones that fail will fail. Thanks.

Now, in Devices and Printers, you should see the FT232R USB UART without any alert icon. Congratulations!

Windows Visual C++ Redistributables

Unfortunately, some Windows installs do not have the complete Microsoft Visual C++ library. If you are having problems, please go to the Microsoft site at and download and install the following (in order):

  • Visual Studio 2010 (VC++ 10.0) SP1
  • Visual Studio 2012 (VC++ 11.0)
  • Visual Studio 2013 (VC++ 12.0)
  • Visual Studio 2015
  • Visual Studio 2017

Microscope Driver

The newer microscopes (send in 2018) require this driver to be downloaded, extracted, and installed: