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In this lesson, you will learn how to install the USB-to-Serial Cable driver. Make sure you have sufficient security privileges to install drivers on the computer before you begin.
You will need: 1. A ROBOTC for IFI Installation CD or Internet connection 2. A VEX USB-to-Serial cable 1. Plug the USB connector end into your computer.

1. Connect the cable Plug the USB end of the cable into the computer.

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2. Cancel any automatic installation prompts that may appear, such as the “Found New Hardware Wizard” Window. Instead, run the driver installation program manually from the ROBOTC for IFI CD-ROM or download and run the driver from the ROBOTC.net website. For downloading instructions, see step 3.

2a. Cancel any installation wizard The driver installation does not require the use of the “Found New Hardware Wizard”.

2b. Run the Driver The USB-to-Serial driver installation can be run from the ROBOTC for IFI installation CD.

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3. If you download the driver from ROBOTC.net, the installation file will need to be extracted before you can start the installation process. Extract the “prolific_usb_driver” file by right-clicking its icon, selecting “Extract All...”, and proceeding through the following steps. Once complete, run the “SETUP” file and follow the its instructions to finish installing the USB-to-Serial driver.

3a. Download driver If you do not have the CD, you can download the driver from the VEX “Download” page of ROBOTC.net.

3b. Extract the driver Right click and extract the “SETUP” file.

3c. Install the driver Double click the “SETUP” file to begin the installation.

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4. Follow the installation prompts to complete the installation.

4a. Follow prompts Complete the installation according to the onscreen instructions.

4b. Finish the installation Unplug the USB-to-Serial cable and plug it back in to complete the installaton.

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