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USB-blaster won't install, certificate outdated

123jan456
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Dear community and Intel employees,

I just bought a new laptop and had to reïnstall Windows and Quartus. But the USB-blaster drivers just wouldn't install. After a whole day of trying to figure out the problem I noticed that the certificates for the USB-blaster drivers had expired last month (Januari-2021).

If USB-blaster just won't install and you are installing the drivers for the first time on a Windows system after 1-2021 you probably have this problem.

The solution:

1) Follow these "instructions" to start Windows in a way that it doesn't require drivers to have valid signatures.

2) Restart the driver installation program located at: "C:\intelFPGA_lite\<version>\quartus\drivers\DPInst.exe"

3) When asked, allow Windows to install drivers that have an invalid signature.

4) Use device-manager to reïnstall the driver for your USB-blaster device. You can let Windows look for the correct driver by itself of select the folder "C:\intelFPGA_lite\<version>\quartus\drivers\"

If it still doesn't work try rebooting with your device disconnected.

I posted this message to prevent other people from wasting their time and in the hope that Intel will renew the certificates.

 

Cheers,

Jan

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Zawani_M_Intel
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Dear Jan,

This is really good sharing to others! From my side, I really appreciate your input and it is really useful!

We hope you stay healthy wherever you are! Take care!

Regards,
Wani

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Zawani_M_Intel
Employee
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Dear Jan,

This is really good sharing to others! From my side, I really appreciate your input and it is really useful!

We hope you stay healthy wherever you are! Take care!

Regards,
Wani

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TravisCovert
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Hi Wani,

 

Are the certificates now fixed for new installs? I have recently installed multiple new versions of Quartus and the certificates are outdated.

 

Thank you,

Travis

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123jan456
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Hi Travis,

Note the solution I put in my message if you can't wait.

 

Cheers, Jan

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TrineSYS
Beginner
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Do you or does anyone know if Intel plans to release the drivers with updated certs anytime soon for the Quartus-Lite version?  The solution to disable security from Windows OS does not meet our University's security initiatives whether for our student lab workstations or faculty devices.  This is almost a year now and no mention of driver cert updates for Quartus-Lite.

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