If a new Easyflash3 module was assembled, the individual components, such as the FTDI chip, the CPLD and also the flash are still empty and therefore the module is not ready for use. Or one of the ICs was replaced after a defect and must now be reprogrammed. But also a simple update can be necessary from time to time. Assuming a fresh Windows 10 installation, I describe the procedure to initialize an Easyflash3 completely or to perform an update.
Windows 10 is supposed to be better, faster and more secure… However, especially the point “safer” brings some imponderables with it, when it comes to installing software and drivers that were not certified by Microsoft. It is about the software package “openCBM”, which is needed for the use of Commodore peripherals on a PC. Many stumble at the driver installation under Windows 10, especially if it is the 64 bit version, one or the other stumbling block. Therefore, I would like to try with this tutorial to make it easier especially for beginners.