How to install a Proxmark3 Driver on Windows 8.1

September 28, 2015

Follow the instructions below to install the Proxmark3 CDC drivers on a computer running Windows 8.1. 

Before beginning, be sure to download the CDC Driver.

A video of the instructions can also be found below:

 

Step 1: Connect Proxmark3 to Computer.


Step 2: Bring up the Run Command by holding the Windows Key and R.


Step 3: Type in "devmgmt.msc" in the run terminal. Then click "OK".


Step 4: Open up "Other Devices" tab. Then right click on "Unknown Device".

Step 5: Click "Update Driver Software..."


Step 6: Click on "Browse my Computer for Driver Software"


Step 7: Click on "Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer"


Step 8: Click "Next"


Step 9: Click "Have Disk..."


Step 10: Click "Browse..."


Step 11: Navigate to "CDC (new serial interface)"


Step 12: Select "proxmark3.inf" file. Then Click "Open"


Step 13: Click "Ok"


Step 14: Click "Next"


Step 15: You will receive a message saying "Windows encountered a problem installing the driver software for your device." This is caused by Windows Driver Signature Enforcement.


Step 16: Now we will disable Windows Driver Enforcement. Bring up the "Charm Bar"


Step 17: Click "Settings"


Step 18: Right Click "Power" 


Step 19: Hold "Shift" and Click "Restart" 


Step 20: Click "Advanced Options"


Step 21: Click "Startup Settings"


Step 22: Click "Restart"


Step 23: Press "7" to disable Windows Driver Signature Enforcement. The computer will now restart.


Step 24: Go back to Device Manager


Step 25: Right Click on "Unknown Device"


Step 26: Click "Update Driver Software..."


Step 27: Click "Browse my Computer for Driver Software"


Step 28: Your driver should still be selected, click "Next". The driver will now install.  


Finished: Your Driver is now installed.

 

 






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