zadig fails to install (5 min timeout)

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zadig fails to install (5 min timeout)

Post by Byroniix » Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:16 am

Cannot install zadig. I read the post about the batch program not being able to install zadig so I downloaded it from and try to run it as administrator but get message "The driver installation failed.

Running Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1
Processor AMD Athlon II P320 Dual-Core 2.10Ghz
Memory 4 GB
System 64-bit

My exploration of SDR seems to be stalled unless I can figure out the problem.
Any advice would be much appreciated
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Re: zadig fails to install (5 min timeout)

Post by Username » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:34 pm

in my case the older version worked fine.

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Re: zadig fails to install (5 min timeout)

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Re: zadig fails to install (5 min timeout)

Post by beast6228 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:46 am

If you are getting this error, it's probably because you have some type of SDR software running. Close all SDR applications before you install the driver.

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Re: zadig fails to install (5 min timeout)

Post by Corrosive » Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:31 pm

I would also recommend a restart of the PC to ensure nothing in the background is attempting to use the hardware for one reason or another.

When I was doing my installation tutorial I uninstalled the driver several times and ran into the same issue, installing immediately after a reboot resolved it for me.

And just for shits and giggles... You did but the RTL-SDRv3 right? I've seen a lot of people buy the cheap Chinese tuners back before these things became so popular and those just don't have the same build quality or QA that the RTL-SDR blog offering has.


If all else fails temporarily disable microsoft windows restore and attempt the install. I had a computer that was having issues with restore... it would fail to create a restore point and cause the driver installation to time out.

If that works just make sure you turn restore back on after.

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