Atmel Studio 7.0.1006 installation hangs

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Hi,

I'm trying to install Atmel Studio 7.0.1006 in Windows 7 x64 SP1

Tried the web installer and offline installer. Both installations hang

at:

 

Atmel Studio Development Environment Applying

Details: Initializing environment

 

What's the matter???

I tried before to install the previous version of Studio 7,  which succeeded, but

which I uninstalled because Arduino Sketch import failed and someone suggested

to install l Studio 7.0.1006.

 

Installation does not work. When I finally cancelled it, I noticed the exe got installed, but gives error when

launching. Also, it is been marked as "Installed" in the Windows Control panel -> Programs and Features

list, but it does not allow me to uninstall it! When selecting uninstall, it just starts over the installation again.

What is this crap?

 

 

P.A.M. Dirac

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Solved it myself.

I succeeded in making the installation proceed to completion by killing the AtmelStudio.exe (*32) process which was apparently running in the background as part of the installation process.

After killing it, the installation continued correctly apparently because I can launch Studio 7.0.1006 now.

 

P.A.M. Dirac

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Web install on Win10Pro worked OK.

Greg Muth

Portland, OR, US

Xplained/Pro/Mini Boards mostly

 

Make Xmega Great Again!

 

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I had the same Hanging issue on Windows 10 with both the Web Installer and the Offline Installer. 

Dirac's solution worked. Thanks Dirac!

~R

 

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Cheers r_y_a_n! Thanks for the feedback.

P.A.M. Dirac

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diracsbracket wrote:

Solved it myself.

I succeeded in making the installation proceed to completion by killing the AtmelStudio.exe (*32) process which was apparently running in the background as part of the installation process.

After killing it, the installation continued correctly apparently because I can launch Studio 7.0.1006 now.

 

Thanks. It was an issue for me too. I solved it like you said.

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Had the same problem in windows 7.  Not sure why you tried cancelling the atmelstudio.exe but I'm glad you did.  Solved it for me too!  Thanks diracsbracket.

 

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Thank you.  I had the same problem on Windows 7 x64 and this solved it.  I also tried the web and full download with the same result. 

 

I hope someone at Atmel is fixing this.  I've wasted 3 days trying to install Studio 7.

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I didn't have any problems with Win7 x64.

Leon Heller G1HSM

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I too had problems hanging. I stopped the exe but then there was no processes runing at all in task manager.  Tries uninstalling and got a message a process was running. rebooted - Force stop - Yes- reboot - and the AVR studio started reinstalling itself . Fingers crossed it will complete. Ahh No I have split my drive into C for windows and D for programs - I selected D for the install and it has filled my C drive !!!!!  Guess I'm back to Studio 4.

 

On this score, I'm now going to backup my complete hard drive before installing each new package from now on. After taking many days to get Win10 properly running on my Laptop, I don't want to do this all over again. 

 

Off topic but along the lines of keeping your work environment running.  Lets spend time coding and debugging and not the windows environment.

 

After trying several backup programs, all having their limitations I found Macrium. I did a complete backup of my 128 SSD drive and from that backup I managed to restore the image to a HDD and a 250GB SSD without any issues. It even copied my Linux partition correctly.

 

One condition I wanted was a bootable USB external hard drive which it did. So I can now backup my complete PC onto a 1TB external HDD before installing each new program.

 

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Not sure why you tried cancelling the atmelstudio.exe  

I found it odd that the actual program executable (atmelstudio.exe) would keep on running at the same time

the installer was running, so I just killed it and got lucky.

P.A.M. Dirac

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I've wasted 3 days trying to install Studio 7

Yeah, I also wasted way too much time for this, but hey... it's free, and I'm grateful for that.

Feedback from Atmel guys seems to be somewhat poor though. They must be very busy.

P.A.M. Dirac

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marsheng wrote:

I too had problems hanging. I stopped the exe but then there was no processes runing at all in task manager.  Tries uninstalling and got a message a process was running. rebooted - Force stop - Yes- reboot - and the AVR studio started reinstalling itself . Fingers crossed it will complete. Ahh No I have split my drive into C for windows and D for programs - I selected D for the install and it has filled my C drive !!!!!  Guess I'm back to Studio 4.

 

 

Hi,

 

Download and install https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/atmel-studio/visual-studio-isolated-shell-14.0.23107.10.exe in D drive first and then install Atmel Studio. But any how there will be few components which are required by the shell that might still be installed in C drive. Disk space required by shell on C:\ would give you a fair enough idea.

Last Edited: Thu. Jul 21, 2016 - 07:00 PM
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Thanks for the killing tip :-)

 

--Thomas

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Me too - Win7x64SP1.

Killing the AS process works - but cannot install the Anksvn extension.

Probably unrelated.

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Glad this showed up near the top of my Google search. Was installing it on Win 10 and wondered why it was taking sooooo long. I had two instances of Atmel Studio processes running so I picked the one that was using the most CPU time and left the other one running. It still took a long time to complete, but it did eventually. At least the messages changed so I knew it wasn't hung again.

 

Thanks for sharing your bold leap!

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sigh... I just had the same experience, including the "what is this crap?".  Thanks diracsbracket.

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Count me in as one of the ones bitten by the "Why will it not install?" bug. Ran all night, no joy. Fix worked well!

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Hi

 

My workstation: Win 8 Pro, i7, 32gb, 256gb SSD, 3 monitors.  10tb NAS.  

 

First attempt to install AS7 seemed to go okay ... it installed the Microsoft VS stuff ... okay.  I was busy doing other things (file sorting on servers and workstation) and since it was installing so dang slow, I forgot about it, put the PC to sleep and went to bed.  Next day when I returned, eager to start some updates on some programs, I noticed the initial AS7 INSTALL WINDOW was still OPEN and attempting to finish the install.  Hmmmm ... this isn't right. 

 

It looked like it almost finished the install ...  TASK MANAGER did not show activity.  Hit the 'CANCEL' and it uninstalled itself - and sent me looking for an answer.  I started the install AGAIN ... this time it hung after .... ummm ... maybe 30%? 

 

Found this thread - GOOD CALL! 

 

Task Manager:  What I found were two ATMEL background processes ... one connected to the actual install folder and another connected to the TEMP folder.  ENIE ... MEANIE ... MINEY ... MOE ... which one to kill?  Taking into consideration the TEMP folder had what was already expanded and ready to install, I killed the process connected to the installation folder.  POOF!  Away it went!

 

I cannot be certain which process should be killed but just passing on what apparently worked for me.

 

-Eddie

 

 

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Diracsbracket, thank you very much! it works!  I have had the similar problem tring to install VS year ago unsuccessfully(

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Thanks, Diracsbracket! Saved me much frustration as well. I'm running Win7 Enterprise at work, and it also hung. Fought for some time to uninstall the first attempt.