After receiving my first beaglebone black a couple of weeks ago, I was eager to get started playing around with it.

So I followed the instructions, plugged into my PC, opened the BBB as an external drive and opened the getting started page. So far so good, I downloaded the drivers and ran the wizard.

 

Here is where the problems began, I kept getting an error at the end saying that the wizard was unsuccessful. I keep trying, running as admin, re downloading the drivers, trying to install drivers through device manager; but nothing worked.

So after a lot of expletives and shouting (I had just finished a fifteen hour shift and was already a little annoyed) I got fed up of trying and put the BBB in the drawer to try another day.

 

I haven't heard of anyone on the community having this problem, but whilst searching online I found a lot of other people who this affected.

 

I had a look online and found out that window 10 needs drivers to have a Signature to be allowed to install. So I had a look for how to disable this feature, finding a tutorial online at How to Disable Driver Signature Verification on 64-Bit Windows 8 or 10 (So That You Can Install Unsigned Drivers) from How-To-Geek. I won't go into detail here on how to do this but will give a brief overview.

 

Two options exist for doing this the first permanently disables the requirement for signatures (which I didn't want to do, as I know it is there for security reasons) the second only temporarily disables the function, and that is the way I used.

Basically:

  • Restart computer whilst holding down the shift key
  • Click on "Troubleshoot"
  • Select "Advanced Options"
  • Select "Startup Settings"
  • Press F7
  • Finally click restart

 

Now you can run the driver installer and that should be you. Happy days