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  1. Step 2 there took about an an hour to download and install VB and then 1 second to run the command to create the catalog file. If Jason can include this file in flirc.exe, it will save people a ton of time installing it. He may need to create 2 catalog files, one for 32-bit and one for 64-bit. This will cut install time down from 1 hour to 3 minutes. I'm not sure what to recommend about how to bypass step 1 (which I think would involve a digital signature).
  2. Ignore post about crashing, deleted.
  3. I cleaned up my post/instructions, thanks to digitalb0y for helping. To install flirc on Windows 8 Consumer Preview (build 8250) 1. Move mouse to the left bottom corner and right click to bring up the administrative menu. 2. Click "Command Prompt (Admin)". 3. Type "BCDEDIT -SET LOADOPTIONS DDISABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS" and press enter. 4. Type "Bcdedit.exe -set TESTSIGNING ON" and press enter. 5. Reboot the computer. 6. Download and install Visual Studio 11 Professional Beta from microsoft.com. This takes about 50 minutes. 7. Move contents from c:\program files (x86)\flirc\driver to c:\test\ 8. Move mouse to the bottom left corner of your desktop and open your metro start screen. 9. Open the "Developer Command Prompt" (type "developer" if you can't find it). 10. Type "inf2cat /driver:c:\test\ /os:8_x64" and press enter. 11. Move mouse to the left bottom corner and right click to bring up the administrative menu. 12. Click "Device Manager" 13. Find your flirc device > right click > update driver, choose the directory c:\test\ and ok. 14. The driver should be installed. Now you can run flirc.exe and program your buttons. 15. Open a command prompt (admin) and run "Bcdedit.exe -set TESTSIGNING OFF". 16. ENJOY! Basically, I believe this is a two step process. One is to allow signing of drivers in test mode. Two is to create a driver catalog file that Windows 8 needs. Then you can install the driver.
  4. I was able to enable and confirm that I am in the testsigning mode... but that's as far as I got. I'm trying to figure out how I can actually try signing the driver based on getting to the testsigning mode.
  5. So I'm really trying to get this to work. Here's my latest findings: Control Panel > flirc > update driver > choose \flirc\driver and I get the following message: Windows found driver software for your device but encountered an error while attempting to install it. The third-party INF does not contain digital signature information. Any ideas?
  6. I tried install the software again and missed this line the first time through, "Could not install drivers for flirc." dpinst return code 0xffffff81 return code unknown
  7. Hi, I just got it today, thanks! As promised here is my report on Windows 8 Consumer Preview build 8250: 1. Plugging in flirc: Win8 device manager lists Other devices, flirc with an exclamation/alert pointing that it doesn't have drivers. 2. flirc 0.96 did install though it gave an alert box that it didn't install correctly and to check DPINT.txt. Here is the relevant part of the DPINT, sorry for the clutter: INFO: 04/25/2012 23:55:33 INFO: Product Version INFO: Version: 6.0.6000 INFO: Platform ID: 2 (NT) INFO: Service Pack: 0.0 INFO: Suite: 0x0100, Product Type: 1 INFO: Architecture: AMD64. INFO: Interactive Windows Station INFO: Command Line: '"C:\Program Files (x86)\flirc\driver\dpinst.exe"' INFO: DPInst is not multi-lingual. INFO: **************************************** INFO: Current working directory: 'C:\Program Files (x86)\flirc\driver' INFO: Running on path 'C:\Program Files (x86)\flirc\driver' INFO: DPInst.xml does not list the current UI language. INFO: User UI Language is 0x409. INFO: Install option set: Suppressing Wizard but no OS popups. INFO: Install option set: legacy mode on. INFO: Install option set: Install all driver packages or none. INFO: Found driver package: 'C:\Program Files (x86)\flirc\driver\flirc.inf'. INFO: Found driver package: 'C:\Program Files (x86)\flirc\driver\flirc_bootloader.inf'. INFO: Preinstalling 'c:\program files (x86)\flirc\driver\flirc.inf' ... INFO: ENTER: DriverPackagePreinstallW INFO: RETURN: DriverPackagePreinstallW (0xE000022F) INFO: Returning with code 0x80020000 INFO: 04/25/2012 23:55:33 3. I am able to run flirc, but it says the device is disconnected. My feeling? I think Win8 is not recognizing it as a keyboard or is wanting to find drivers and can't. I'm happy to help trouble shoot if you tell me what you want me to do. I'm sure you'll have more people using Win8 in the future.
  8. I ordered a receiver, so I'll report my findings as soon as I get it.
  9. Windows 8 build 8250 is out. I think they call it public preview or something like that. I've been using it and love it. I like the much faster boot and so was wondering if this would work. Right now my drivers for the remote doesn't work in Win8, so I thought I'd give this a chance.
  10. Hi, I tried searching this forum but without success. I am thinking about buying it, but can anyone tell me if this will work in Windows 8 64-bit?
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