I waste a lot of time trying to successfully install the Android Debug Bridge (ADB) driver for my tablet in Windows 8.1. So here I will post what I did, in case anyone has the same problem.

Error Code 43

If Windows fails to enumerate the device which is reported in Device Manager as error code 43:

  • Install this Compatibility update from Windows (x86 version | x64 version).
  • If you already have this update but you get this error, restart your PC (unfortunately, it happened to me, I tried everything until I thought what if I restart…).
Error Code 28

If the device is listed in Device Manager as Other devices -> Android but reports an error code 28:

  • Restart the computer (very important)
  • Go to Device Manager, find the Android device, and select Update Driver Software
  • Select Browse my computer for driver software
  • Select Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer
  • Select ADB Interface from the list
  • Select SAMSUNG Android ADB Interface (this is a signed driver). If you get a warning, select Yes to continue.
  • Done!

By doing this I was able to use my tablet for development under Windows 8.1.

Note: This solution uses Samsung drivers but works for other devices.

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