Spyder X – Spyder X driver may not be installed properly on Windows 7 installations
Please make sure your Windows installation is regarding Windows Updates up-to-date. After the installation of the Spyder X software plug in the Spyder X sensor at your computer. Please prefer a USB port directly at the computer.
You will receive a message that the device driver will be now installed:
This can take a few moments and will cause an error message at the end:
Please go to the Windows Device Manager. You can access the Device Manager by open the Windows Start Menu and type in the word „Device Manager” while the start menu is open. While entering the word „Device Manager” you will see the „Device Manager” entry as search result in the start menu. Just click on the „Device Manager” entry and the „Device Manager” will be opened:
You will now find the entry „Datacolor Spyder X“ with an exclamation mark in the section “Other Devices”.
Do a right mouse click on this entry and select from the context menu “Update Driver”:
In the next step of the driver installation please select the option “Search on my Computer:
Click the “Search…” button and for Spyder X ELITE select the folder “C:\Program Files (x86)\Datacolor\Spyder XElite\Win7-USB” or for Spyder X PRO select the folder “C:\Program Files (x86)\Datacolor\Spyder XPro\Win7-USB”:
If you have installed the Spyder X software in a different volume / folder please adapt the path in the dialog box.
Click the button “Continue“ to proceed with the Spyder X driver installation:
After the successful driver installation the Spyder X will be shown as “WinUsb Device” under the “Universal Serial Bus devices” section:
You can now start the Spyder X ELITE or Spyder X PRO software to calibrate your monitor.