Setting up JMRI on Windows XP
revised d. bodnar 4-8-2016
|Installing DCC++ and JMRI on Windows XP (and perhaps other
older versions of Windows) can be a challenge.
A method that has worked for me is presented here. The hardware used is an inexpensive Arduino UNO clone that was purchased on eBay.
|UNO Driver Installation
The UNO clones don't automatically install a proper driver when used with Windows XP. This driver worked for my clone
I found it in an Instructable that was written by a fellow having the same problem - thanks!
Run the CH341SER.exe file before plugging in the UNO. After installation plug in the Arduino and you should see a serial port number assigned to it in Device Manager (click Windows / Control Panel / System / Hardware / Device Manager / Ports)
|Installing an Older Java Version
When you install JMRI you must have at least version 1.8 of Java installed. I have found that jre-8u77-windows-i586.exe will install and work with JMRI