Tag: windows 8

Virtualbox shared folder between guest (Ubuntu) and host OS

Ok, so this will be just a quick guide and I will just cover the case I had. I have a Windows 8 host operating system and Ubuntu 14.04 as the guest operating system. The guest operating system was already

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Install arduino driver on Windows 8

Lol, actually Arduino beat me in releasing a properly signed driver before I published this article. I tested it and it works like a charm – no workarounds needed, just download the latest Arduino IDE release and install the  included

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Install USBASP programmer on Windows 8

I have the following programmer (a chinese clone actually, however it is equivalent): http://www.fischl.de/usbasp/   I have happily used it on my older WinXP computer, but as that computer has been retired I came across a problem of installing it

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Prevent Windows 8 from automatically updating a driver

Mostly it is ok to let Windows decide when to update a driver, but sometimes you may want to keep the old driver for some device. This is the case if new driver causes system instability or if the new

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Installing PL2303 HXA driver on Windows 8

PL2303 HXA USB to serial converters are discontinued by the producer. They have also made the latest driver block the old chips. This is OK if you want to use new hardware, but there may also be some devices that

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