I like Studio 4, sorry. It has support for devices I still have 1000's of, which have disappeared from the devices support of newer versions of studio. I have a STK500 and I just want to burn AVR 8 bit chips. Forced to get a new laptop lately and they all come with Windows 10.
Found it is possible to get Studio 4.19 build 730 running on Windows 10, but it's a bit tricky to get installed. I have the studio setupexe stashed away forever on my own backups so I don't even have to waste time going to the internet to find it.
Here's how I did it:
studio 4 on windows 10 has tricks to install
- turn off UAC
Control Panel\User Accounts\User Accounts
"change user account control settings" to "never"
- and a reboot to take effect
-turn off wifi/network (no access)
-to run the avrsetup "run as administrator" by right click on it to start
getting the stk500 to work with usb-to-serial adapter (prolific chipset)
- must install the 'downlevel' 188.8.131.52 driver for the adapter
newer drivers will cause a boken yellow ! device on the COM port
there's a web page that walked through it
-downloaded the 3.2 driver from the link provided on that site
I still don't know what the requirement of having the avrsetup install a "Junga" usb device driver, but do it anyway as part of the Wizard.
Look in your Windows 10 device manager to spot the COM port number assigned when you plug in the usb-to-serial adapter.
Here's a shortcut to getting to device manager in Win10: press and hold the Windows control button on the keyboard and press "x" character, brings up a popup menu, pick 'device manager' off it.
Launch Studio, Tools ... program connect... pick STK500 and the COM port you observed, or let it autoconnect to find it... not finding it, like mine didn't at first?? Power up the STK500, then try the autoconnect again.. Doh!
So, here's what I have to say to Atmel: Studio-4-ever!!! Lives on ONE MORE GENERATION of Windows and life is still good, probably 'til I die now I can program what I need to.