Installing the AXE027 Cable & Software on a Windows 7 64-Bit
PICAXE Forum is making this way to HARD, here is the simple way to
do the install!)
NOTE: If you did an install prior to this Insiall, plug-in
the AXE027 Cable, go to Devices, and REMOVE the AXE027 COM Device,
then pull the Cable from the USB Port, and follow the instructions
below. See Step (5) if your lost.
1. Download the Windows Preinstaller
& Windows Driver File's.
2. Uncompress the .ZIP file to a Folder of your choice.
3. Run the
Preinstaller-- you WON'T see anything happen. (They could
have at least said its done!)
4. Plug in the AXE027
Cable. It will try and install, but will fail!
5. Right-Click "Computer" >
"Properties" > "Device Manager"
> "Other Devices".
(This assumes you put the "Computer Icon" on
your Desktop.) You can also create a shortcut on
your Desktop for this by entering: devmgmt.msc in the Shortcut-- path is
NOT needed, it will find it!
way is: Start > Control Panel > Hardware &
Sound > Device Manager > Other Devices.
6. Under "Other Devices", you will see "AXE027
PICAXE USB", with a Yellow
Right-Click that Device, and choose "Properties".
"Browse My Computer".
Choose "Browse" and point to the Folder where your Files are
11. Click: "OK"
Click "Next" then "Tick" the "Always trust Future Technology",
Choose "Close" > "Close"
You will now see an entry for "AXE027 PICAXE USB" under the (USB),
"Universal Serial Bus controllers".
Also, Under "Ports (COM & LPT)", there will be an entry
"AXE027 PICAXE USB
(COM3) which will have a Yellow Exclamation
(If you HAVE NOT setup a Device for the COM
Port's in the past; just go back to steps #6)
If all went well, this will work the first time!
If you want to use another Port, right-Click AXE027 PICAXE USB
18. Choose "Properties" > "Port Settings" > "Advanced"
At the Top-Left, you will see a pull-down to change the Port
Change the Port Number to whatever you wish it to be. I use
Then click "OK" > "OK"
22. Make SURE
when you install and run the "PICAXE Program Editor",
that you set it to the same
Port that you installed in the "Device
23. Always use the same USB PORT, otherwise it won't
recognise the AXE027 Device Cable!
That's it, your done! Notice that you DID NOT have to do this whole process TWICE!
-= Happy PICAXE-ing!!! =-
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