When you click on the "Link" link in step 1 the version of programmer is now 3.20 which is the version I already had but otherwise the instructions are as given. Installing the 64-bit driver on my Windows 8.1 computer fixed the problems I was having.
After initially installing PSoC Programmer, PSoC Creator would not longer program the Dev Kit via USB and I had to use the MiniProg to program from PSoC Creator. After installing the new driver I am able to have the Dev Kit connected via USB and the board I'm working on hooked to the programmer and they now both work which is saving substantial amounts of time.
All the intermittent issues I was having acquiring ports now appear to be gone.
Thank You for all the suggestions.
I used pnputil to find all cypress drivers in "driver store" and then it should download fresh ones from microsoft.
there was large number of them... nothing
I tried the extra drivers from win 8.. you know what ;)
I dont know what to do. If you know some god to pray to... :)
is there any other dependances, like some version of .net or something like that?
I do not say I know what am doing all the time, but I believe, I did not do some permanent damage.
wrong forum, sorry