How To: Setup ADB on Windows 7 64bit (Should also work on 32bit)

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    This is a copy/paste from the thread I made over at AllDroid. Figured some people here might find it useful as well.

    Ok, so after seeing how much trouble most people have with Windows 7 I decided to make this. I too found the previous instructions a little confusing, but I finally figured out what I was doing wrong and was able to install them. Trust me, that when I point out what you guys were doing wrong you're going to laugh too...lol


    1. Download the attached .ZIP file and extract it somewhere you can find it (ie: C:\ADBDrivers_v3)
    2. Make sure your phone has USB Debugging enabled (Menu>Settings>Applications>Development)
    3. Plug USB cable into phone and put in USB Mass Storage Mode
    4. Open up Device Manager (Located in Control Panel\All Control Panel Items)
    5. Under Other Devices you should now see Motorola ADB Interface (Windows could not install the drivers for me)
    6. Right-click and select Update Driver Software
    7. Click on Browse my computer for driver software
    8. Click on Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer
    9. Now this is the step where I'm sure most of you messed up on. Click on Show All Devices then Next. DO NOT CLICK ON ADB INTERFACE FROM THE LIST!
    10. Click on Have Disk button
    11. Click Browse button
    12. Go to C:\ADBDrivers_v3\usb_driver\ then select android_winusb.inf and click the Open button
    13. Click OK
    14. Select Android Composite ADB Interface and click the Next button
    15. Click Yes on the Update Driver Warning window
    It should take a few seconds to install the driver. You'll get a window saying that you driver was successfully updated (click the Close button), and your phone should now show up at the top of the device list under Android Phone.

    ENJOY!!!
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2010
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    attached .zip?
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    My bad... forgot to attach the drivers.

    Updated 1st post with attachment.
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    This deserves a sticky too!
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    +1 on the sticky
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    I do not have motorola ADB interface show up.
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    Thanks a million and then some. Wasted an hour before witnessing your genius! :icon_ banana: IT'S PBJ TIME BABY!
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    Thanks for the sticky.

    Open up a command prompt window (Start>run>cmd) and then type adb.
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    Thank you worked like a charm. I am coming over from BlackBerry, does the Droid X have an equivalent of desktop manager?
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    I am getting my X this week, what is this function for?
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    Cool, I just did it. Off to the remove bloatware thread.

    This makes me wonder whether it would be useful to have the driver files on the SD card all the time in case I want to do this on a friend's computer.
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    Whoops. Everything worked fine as far as the directions, but 'adb' is not recognized as a command...
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    Well you need to download the SDK also, I guess I missed that part.
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    I'm truly interested please don't take this as an attack or anything. I have win 7 64bit and have never had any issues with ADB, maybe I just set something up right from the get go? I don't understand the trouble. I'm retired IT guy at the age 29, so really I just want to help but I don't understand this issue.
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    for some reason i keep getting:

    Windows found driver software for your device but encountered an error while attempting to install it.

    Android Composite ADB Interface

    This device cannot start. (Code 10)

    Any help?
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    delete the driver you have already then reinstall this one!
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    Dude, finally someone who was able to help. Thanks to the author of this post. Only person who could get my computer to acknowledge that my phone was installed in debugging mode.
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    I only get 2 modes to display debugging on my Win 7 (64). USB Mass Storage and Charge only. And then it only shows 1 driver in the device manager: (Mot Composite ADB Device)
    PC Mode and WMsync don't show debugging. Regardless of which one I use, windows tells me the driver is incompatible when I try to point it at this .inf file.
    I think I may be able to resolve some of my issues if I can just get my driver situation figured out. Then I will simply make a folder with the backup info I need to do this whenever/wherever.
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    Windows XP not Windows 7 with problem ADB Interface

    Any idea how this can be done with Windows XP? I tried basically same process but when I tried to run the driver it failed.
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