Adafruit Metro M4 Express Arduino with Windows XP

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ki3u
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Adafruit Metro M4 Express Arduino with Windows XP

Postby ki3u » Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:38 pm

I've got one of the relatively new Adafruit Metro M4 Express microcontroller boards (still marked BETA)
working reliably with an old (2003) Dell Inspiron 5100 32-bit laptop running Windows XP.

For those familiar with the Arduino world it will be no surprise that overcoming the "could not find device ....." problem
was the issue to deal with in getting the M4 + Arduino IDE + Win XP combination operational.

Here are the details of the simple procedure :

http://ki3u.byethost3.com/Instruments_e ... in-XP.html

Berj / KI3U

ki3u
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Re: Adafruit Metro M4 Express Arduino with Windows XP

Postby ki3u » Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:58 am

I found a couple of typos in the step by step procedure which I have corrected :

In steps 5.) and 6.) the example should read COM20, not COM21.

Berj / KI3U

ki3u
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Re: Adafruit Metro M4 Express Arduino with Windows XP

Postby ki3u » Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:23 pm

It turns out that one additional check is necessary - I've added it to step 8.) :

8.) The device manager now shows, instead of the Adafruit board, the UF2 Bootloader - change its port to an unused
one (e.g. COM21 ). Ignore the listing for the dummy UF2. In the device manager, under Disk drives, check to see if
the "Metro M4 Express USB Device" is disabled - if it is not, then disable it.

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ki3u
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Re: Adafruit Metro M4 Express Arduino with Windows XP

Postby ki3u » Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:59 pm

I now have a reliable procedure for the Arduino IDE Serial Monitor working with the M4 board under Windows XP.

I've put the procedure steps as an Addendum in the original webpage :

http://ki3u.byethost3.com/Instruments_e ... in-XP.html

Berj / KI3U


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