Arduino UNO Windows 7 USB driver installation

This article shows how to install the USB driver for the Arduino UNO ( clones as well as branded ones )  in Windows 7 when it is plugged into the computer for the first time.

Install CH340 Driver : Driver download link

Check if the UNO is detected if that works you are all good to continue with downloading your program and have a play,

If not continue to below.


What you found from the Window device manager is that there is an Arduino Uno device

Double click the unknown Arduino Uno device, a property window pops up


Choose the 'Driver' tab, and select 'Update Driver...'

Go to the Arduino IDE (also known as the Arduino Software) directory, and select the 'drivers' direction, then click 'OK'

Do a final check to make sure the driver has been correctly installed.

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