The first thing you need to do is plug in you main Firewing port. This will start the "Found New Hardware" Wizard. Ensure that the "No, not this time" is selected and then press "Next".

Ensure that the "Install from a list or specific location" is selected and then press "Next".

You now need to point the wizard to the folder that contains the "FirewingCDC.inf" file. If you have installed the Firewing IDE, you can find it located in the Firewing IDE installation folder under "USB Driver". Alternatively, you can download the *.inf file from here. Press the "Next" button to continue.

The wizard will now start to install the required driver.

When the "...has not passed windows testing" screen appears, press the "Continue Anyway" button. Note that Firewing uses the USB to serial driver provided by Microsoft themselves, so it is safe to use.

If the driver installs correctly, you will see this screen. Press "Finish" to complete the install.

At this point, it may be worthwhile identifying on which port the board is installed (useful when you want to connect to the main board using a terminal program or the like). To do this:

  • Right click on "MyComputer" and select "Properties"
  • Select the hardware tab and then press the button that says "Device Manager"

Scroll down until you reach the "Ports" section. Note the port number next to "Firewing Communications Port".