We have received some reports on Windows 8 not detecting the device properly after a new GHI SDK installation or after “Windows Update”. From what we have seen, Windows sometimes “loses” the driver and tries to search for a driver. Through Windows driver database, it finds “Windows Sideshow” and installs that.
This can be easily solved by “right click” on the device and then “Update Driver” and point it to the drivers at
C:\Program Files (x86)\GHI Electronics\GHI Premium NETMF v4.2 SDK\USB Drivers\GHI_NETMF_Interface
To help us identify if the this issue, please let us know if you have experienced any issues with Windows 8 and what do you see on device manager should you have any problems. A snapshot is best.
Please keep this thread strictly for “my Windows 8 can’t detect my device” and not for any “I can’t update firmware” questions
Edit: We learned that the GHI boot loader, which exposes itself as a virtual serial port, does not work properly on windows8. It seem to be worse when using USB3 on windows 8. Beside the loader, we are not seeing any issues in the NETMF drivers (deploying/debugging). We think this is a timeout issue in windows8.