This article shows you easy steps on how to install MTK VCOM driver software on Windows 10 computer (32-bit or 64-bit) without any complicated stuff. This guide is really for newbie who wants to properly have MediaTek driver set up on his/her PC/laptop. The driver software is necessary for a Windows-based computer to be able to detect a phone or a tablet powered with MediaTek chipset (and processor). Therefore, make sure you have this driver installed if you own any MTK-powered Android device or otherwise you won’t be able to troubleshoot any problems in case bad luck happens.
The steps are proven work properly on either Windows 10 or Windows 10 Pro but feel free to try it on any version and any build of Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1.
Read all the steps and try to understand them thoroughly before you actually implement them.
Guide to install MTK Driver
Step 1 – Download preloader package of MTK VCOM USB Driver which is very small in size (15KB). Extract it into your Desktop and you’ll then get following files:
- Windows 10 x86 MTK USB Drivers.inf –> for Windows 32-bit
- Windows 10 x64 MTK USB Drivers.inf –> for Windows 64-bit
Step 2 – Right-click on Windows Start menu icon and choose Device Manager. This will bring up Device Manager window.
Step 3 – Now right-click on the name of your computer and choose “Add legacy hardware“.
Step 4 – A new window called “Welcome to the Add Hardware Wizard” will appear. Simply click the Next button.
Step 5 – In the next section, choose “Install the hardware that I manually select from a list (Advanced)” then click the Next button again.
Step 6 – Click the “Show All Devices” and then click the Next button again.
Step 7 – Now simply click the “Have Disk” button and then click “Browse“.
Step 8 – Now locate the extracted driver file (.inf). Choose the one according to your operating system whether a 32-bit or 64-bit OS.
Step 9 – Next, simply click OK.
Step 10 – Several options will be displayed including MediaTek DA USB VCOM Driver, MTK USB Debug Port, MTK USB Port, and so on. Choose MTK USB Port and then click Next button.
Step 11 – Click Next again.
Step 12 – You may or may not see a warning box (depending system configuration). Simply choose “Install this driver software anyway” if you see it. Otherwise, simply click Finish.
Also read: How to disable Windows driver signature enforcement.
At this point following components have been installed:
MediaTek DA USB VCOM Port MediaTek PreLoader USB VCOM Port – for transferring the firmware to your device MTK USB DEBUG Port MTK USB Modem Port MTK USB port – for transfering PreLoader to your device (and recovery in case of bad or corrupt firmware)
Step 13 – Now you will need to remove the device but leaving the drivers intact. Hence, you’ll need to expand the Ports (COM & LPT) section.
Step 14 – Right-click on it >> Uninstall the MTK USB Port.
Step 15 – Click on Finish and that’s it.
Now each time you connect a turned-off MediaTek device into your computer, it will be recognized as a MediaTek Preloader USB VCOM Port interface or as a MTK USB port. Just don’t forget to make sure the USB cable is in good condition.