In order to be compatible with , a driver package must be Microsoft WHQL certified and meet certain requirements as outlined in . The standard FTDI CDM driver package meets these requirements if certified (version 2.00.01 is certified). When bundled with DPInst, the driver package for 32-bit systems typically contains the files shown below:
A typical 64-bit driver package will contain the following files where FTD2XX64.dll and FTD2XX64.lib are 64-bit versions of the D2XX DLL and lib files respectively:
In order to use DPInst to install the driver, DPInst.exe must be run. By doing this, the driver will be pre-installed on the PC and any matching devices will be automatically installed.
If a custom VID and PID combination is required, FTDI can grant reseller rights to customers with a WinQual account. This will allow them to modify the INF files and obtain new signature files for them without having to submit HCT test logs. Microsoft charge a small fee for this service. To learn more about using DPInst with FTDI drivers, please see application note .