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Altera USB Blaster Drivers / software for windows 2000NT

Elihus
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Hi, I'm hoping someone can help me.

I work at a manufacturing company for PCBAs which often involves testing and programming completed units to customer demands.

I have assumed responsibility for an archaic system/product which is ran on windows 2000NT.
The above PC has somehow lost a lot of drivers - The test is run on Gopel Cascon, which then calls for Altera Quartus prime II 6.1 to program the PCBA at the end of test.

from what information I have managed to gather I have two options: find the drivers that I need for the USB blaster (which I have tried and no success) or reinstall the Quartus prime software.


I have already noted that there have been responses on similar requests suggesting I must raise support tickets, however my support ticket has pointed me back here.
If anyone could give me some assistance I would greatly appreciate.

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Elihus
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Hi Aiman,

 Unfortunately I had already seen this page and this doesn't contain the drivers for USB blaster at all (unless it has a different name on this page).

 

I understand there's little the community can do but the direct support keeps pointing me back here.

anyway - My colleague had found a solution on stackexchange - he had gone into regeddit and made changes following sinstructions found here:
https://electronics.stackexchange.com/questions/482358/quartus-ii-usb-blaster-not-found-even-after-installing-the-driver/518098#518098?newreg=995df8b64d0e4f309fdb7fcb98b816f1

 

either way going forward I am hoping the relevant parties will upgrade the test as a matter of urgency so we don't have these struggles again!

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NurAiman_M_Intel
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Hi,


You can refer to below link for driver installation for Quartus 6.1 windows 2000.

However, please be noted that we have very limited information as this is consider as old version.

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/programmable/support-resources/download/dri-usb-blaster-2000.html


Regards,

Aiman


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Elihus
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Hi There Aiman,

thank you for your response - I have already used this page but my issue isn't with installing the drivers, it's that I specifically need the drivers to install as I believe some of the data is completely missing.
if I could get a fresh installation of the quartus version or just the drivers I believe this would solve my issues.

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NurAiman_M_Intel
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Hi,


Are you looking for this? We only able to provide what is in the link below;

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/programmable/support-resources/download/dri-index.html


Quartus 6.1 is too old and already obselete.


Regards,

Aiman


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Elihus
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Hi Aiman,

 Unfortunately I had already seen this page and this doesn't contain the drivers for USB blaster at all (unless it has a different name on this page).

 

I understand there's little the community can do but the direct support keeps pointing me back here.

anyway - My colleague had found a solution on stackexchange - he had gone into regeddit and made changes following sinstructions found here:
https://electronics.stackexchange.com/questions/482358/quartus-ii-usb-blaster-not-found-even-after-installing-the-driver/518098#518098?newreg=995df8b64d0e4f309fdb7fcb98b816f1

 

either way going forward I am hoping the relevant parties will upgrade the test as a matter of urgency so we don't have these struggles again!

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