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FTDI USB Drivers for Windows RT RRS feed

  • Question

  • Microsoft, when are you going to release USB FTDI drivers for Windows RT so that I can use USB virtual serial port communications in the same way as on X86 Windows 8 tablets?

    I have automotive desktop applications which use virtual serial ports to communicate via USB. I want to port these applications to Metro so that clients with Windows RT tablets can use my automotive USB products. However, this appears to be IMPOSSIBLE because, for reasons unknown, FTDI cannot create drivers for Windows RT.

    Microsoft, please get your act together on this ASAP!!! It's extremely frustrating dealing with Windows RT when trying to communicate with external devices.


    • Edited by ulogix Monday, April 29, 2013 3:22 PM
    Monday, April 29, 2013 3:21 PM

Answers

  • Microsoft doesn't write drivers for FTDI drivers, third parties write them.  At this point in time, third parties cannot write drivers for Windows RT for devices outside of the device itself.

    d -- This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    Monday, April 29, 2013 6:13 PM

All replies

  • For the most part I believe the answer will be NO.  Microsoft has designed RT to be a much more locked down system than Windows, and support for things like serial ports is highly limited.

    Since this is a forum on writing drivers, I don't think you will get a lot more data here.  You might try one of the hardware support forums.


    Don Burn Windows Filesystem and Driver Consulting Website: http://www.windrvr.com Blog: http://msmvps.com/blogs/WinDrvr

    Monday, April 29, 2013 3:33 PM
  • Microsoft doesn't write drivers for FTDI drivers, third parties write them.  At this point in time, third parties cannot write drivers for Windows RT for devices outside of the device itself.

    d -- This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    Monday, April 29, 2013 6:13 PM