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(Windows) Arrow Installation, Registration & Authorization

The steps below will guide you through the process of installing the UAD software, registering your Arrow, and authorizing your UAD plug-ins. 

Important Note: A Windows 10 PC with Thunderbolt 3 via USB-C is required to use Arrow with Windows 10. For details, see the Arrow Windows Compatibility article.  


    1. Connect and power Arrow

      Before installing the UAD software, connect your Arrow to a Thunderbolt 3 enabled USB-C port on your PC via a Thunderbolt 3 USB-C cable.

      Note: Not all USB-C cables support Thunderbolt 3. For details, see this article

      A "New Thunderbolt devices have been attached" message will appear when connecting your Arrow to the computer for the first time. For details, see this article.

    2. Download the UAD software

      Registration and authorization is managed by the UAD software. Visit to get the latest UAD software installer.

    3. Install the UAD software

      Open the UAD software installer after the download is complete. The installer will guide you through the process. Be sure to restart the computer when prompted. 

      Note: If the "Firmware Update" prompt appears, click Load and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.

    4. Register your Arrow

      After restarting, your web browser will launch and connect to the UA website. You will be prompted to create an account or log in to an existing account (if not already logged in). Follow the instructions on the web pages to register your Arrow and claim the bundled UAD plug-ins.

      Note: If your web browser doesn't launch automatically, you can start the process manually by clicking the Authorize Plug-Ins button on the Plug-Ins panel in the UAD Meter & Control Panel.

    5. Authorize your Arrow

      After registration is complete, authorize your Arrow by clicking the Authorize Plug-Ins button on the Plug-Ins panel in the UAD Meter & Control Panel.


    6. Configure Windows

      Follow the steps in the articles below to configure Windows for use with your Arrow. After Windows configuration is complete, the system is ready for use. 

      Windows Setup - Required Settings
      Windows Optimization - Optional Settings
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