Download the Arduino IDE:

Download the latest version from the download page.

You may choose either the Installer (.exe) or the Zip packages. Installing Installer (.exe) is preferred as itt installs directly everything one need to use the Arduino Software (IDE), including the drivers.

With the Zip package one need to install the drivers manually. The Zip file is useful if needed to create a portable installation.

Installing the Software:

After successfully downloading the file, install the Software the, and allow the installation of drivers.

  • Choose the component that you wish to install. (It's not to change the default selection).
  • Browse the installation directory (keeping the default location is preferable)
  • The process will extract and install all the required files to execute properly the Arduino Software (IDE).