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The main advantages to using the CDM driver are:

·A single driver package removes uncertainty over which driver to install.  
·CDM 2.00.00 is Microsoft WHQL certified for Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP x64 and Windows Server 2003 x64. This provides a Microsoft WHQL certified D2XX interface which has not been available before CDM.  
·CDM is compatible with driver pre-installation tools such as DPInst (see AN232R-03 FTDI Windows Driver Pre-Installation). FTDI provide the certified CDM driver as an executable which uses DPInst to install the drivers (see  
·No longer a need to uninstall VCP drivers and install D2XX drivers to reprogram device EEPROMs. So long as only one application is communicating with the device, either interface can be used.