Dongle installation
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When a dongle is used, the registration number (in the Configuration menu) is set to "Dongle"  (upper or lower case) and the dongle must be inserted in a USB port.

When first inserted, the device drivers must be loaded.  This is a simple operation, as described below.  It does vary between operating systems, but the following is a general guide line

Driver downloads.   A separate download is required for the dongle drivers.  Please go to the following link link to download the drivers.  The link is near the bottom of the page and the downloaded file is CnWDongle.msi  This is a standard Microsoft Install file and will by default save the drivers in the program files(x86) CnW recovery\CnW  directory.  Drivers will not need updating between versions of CnW.

Insert the dongle in the USB port and Windows will detect new hardware.  If it cannot find the driver, or give you a choice of where to search then

Go to Control Panel, System, Device manager, or device drivers

In this column, you should see the DL-D device with a yellow question mark, indicating no driver found

       Select the device and the Update driver

In all cases ...

       On the first menu do not search the internet for drivers

       On the second menu, select the option to install from a  specific location

       The location to install from is in the program files, where CnW has been loaded.  By default this will be

                       c:\program files\Cnw Recovery\cnw\CDM20802 WHQL Certified


                       c:\program files (x86)\Cnw Recovery\cnw\CDM20802 WHQL Certified

       The driver is not certified, so please accept the next dialog warning box.  Do not be put off by the red colour.

       Installation will then take place.  It is not necessary to reboot the PC after installation.

The installation is only required the first time the dongle is loaded on a new PC.

If the software is run without the dongle being installed, it will only operate in demo mode, ie no files will be saved.


The dongle is not a CnW produced device and the following link is from the manufacturer which can be used if there are problems with the driver installation try the site.  The dongle is based on the FT232 device, but has a non standard product ID, and so the .INF files have been modifed specially to handle this device


Windows 7 64 bit compatibility. The CDM20802 version of the driver, and CnW supplied .inf files are comptaible with Windows 7-64 bit

Windows 8-64

Unfortunately the installation of Windows 8-64 is a bit more complex.  The current driver for the dongle is not signed by the manufacturer and so a process is required to allow Windows to load an unsigned driver.  This is a few simple stages, but it does require rebooting the PC, and so these instructions should be printed out to aid the process.

1. Windows Key + R
2. Enter shutdown.exe /r  /o  /f  /t 00
3. Click the “OK” button

       System reboots here

4. System will restart to a “Choose an option” screen
5. Select “Troubleshoot” from “Choose an option” screen
6. Select “Advanced options” from “Troubleshoot” screen
7. Select “Windows Startup Settings” from “Advanced options” screen
8. Click “Restart” button
9. System will restart to “Advanced Boot Options” screen
10. Select “Disable Driver Signature Enforcement”
11. Once the system starts, install the drivers as described above