Problem installing Silicon Lab CP210x Driver on Win 10 Pro 20H2

  1. Posts : 16
    Windows 10 x64

    Problem installing Silicon Lab CP210x Driver on Win 10 Pro 20H2

    I am having problems installing a Silicon Laboratories Inc Driver for a external communications device. It is version dated 03/28/2016.

    I am running Windows 10 Professional 20H2. It is a fresh OS install and I this will be a dedicated PC for 2 applications.

    I receive the following error "The Device Cannot Start (Code 10)".

    Wondering if anyone has any ideas on a fix ?


    Just some PC data. This is what I am using for a Mini PC ..
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  2. Posts : 42,507
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    Hi, are comments here relevant?
    Downloading CP210x drivers from Windows Update

    Where I have had problems with a particular external device I've sometimes found driver updater tools helpful - these are not recommended for routine use- only in specific difficult cases. You may need to try more than one of these as they have different databases.

    Snappy driver installer
    Driver Genius
    Driver Easy
    etc etc
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  3. Posts : 16
    Windows 10 x64
    Thread Starter

    In the end, it was a configuration issue and it is all fixed now. I was using an external sound card device and their documentation was lacking. Once things were hooked up properly .. it all worked. It was not a Windows issue at all, even though the driver would not install.
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  4. Posts : 42,507
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    Thank you.
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