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"STMicroeletronics Virtual COM Port 'This Device Cannot Start (code 10)' - Windows 8.1"

Question asked by M B on Feb 13, 2018
Latest reply on Feb 14, 2018 by STOne -32

Boards: STM32F0 Discovery, STM32F4 Discovery

OS: Windows 8.1 x64

GUI: PlatformIO


Tried the following multiple times with restarts, uninstalls:

  1. Downloading driver from here (downloaded as en.stsw-stm32102)
  2. Installed VCP_V1.5.0_Setup_W8_x64_64bits.exe
  3. Plugged in device (shows up as STM32 STLink)
  4. Assign driver by 'picking from a list of device drivers'


PlatformIO cannot build on device. I gave it to my friend and he was able to flash both disco boards no problem in Linux.


Forum links:

  • I assigned the driver to my ST Link device as mentioned by sinha here, did not work
  • I don't know where to find the "startup file" mentioned here


[UPDATE] I used the driver from here and both boards work no problem