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I'd like to send a prototype board to a friend pre-programmed and wired. Ideally they should just need to plug in the USB and connect to it over a serial COM port.

With another laptop I used for testing I had to install the full dev kit, sketch editor and all to get it working.

Can I somehow send just the portion of the kit that provides the COM drivers and not the rest? Is there a prebuilt install for just that portion?

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On Windows in C:\Program Files\Arduino there is a folder called drivers, which contains all the drivers for the Arduino boards. I think that's what you are looking for.

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That sounds perfect thank you! –  asawyer May 15 at 13:54
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And for OSX and Linux the driver is typically shipped with the OS already (though older FTDI boards may require a driver on OSX? Anyone remember?) –  Chris Stratton May 15 at 16:49
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