Android Debug Bridge (adb) is a versatile command line tool that lets you communicate with an emulator instance or connected Android-powered device
Note: You must have debugging enabled on your Android device. Go into developer options and enable it! Your computer SHOULD install the drivers for you. If not after installing ADB, install them through the sdk manager. Special Driver Settings for Windows 8 (Fastboot) (Click to show)
Reboot into the advanced boot options menu.
Hit (Win + i), click Change PC Settings, select Update and Recovery, and then click Recovery. Then reboot into advanced boot options.
Once it reboots click troubleshoot, advanced options, startup settings, and disable driver signing.(OPTION 7)
Once your're back in windows open up device manager and click whatever exclamation point it gives you when plugging in your phone, Click update driver, and then manually find your phone's manufacturer and install the newest driver. Installing the Google USB Driver could also work. Let me pick A driver > Have Disk > Browse to *.inf
You should also reboot your phone into the bootloader and type "fastboot devices" to see if that works. If you're on Windows 8 there's a could chance you'll have to see my explanation up above to get it working. Fastboot is handy because you can flash bootloaders/recoveries at ease.
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