I recently installed AS7 fo my Win10 laptop. I have not had prior version of Atmel Studio on this laptop. I have a new USB/Serial cable -- that does not have the "counterfeit chip." Per Device Manager, it uses FTDI as driver, and in Device Managers it is shown as under "Ports(COM & LPT)-->USB Serial Port (COM6)."
However, I cannot get AS7 to recognize the STK500 -- it does not show up under "View>Available Tools," nor does it show as an available programmer under "Tools>Device Programming."
So, searching Microchip site and looking over this thread , I imagine that I need to update firmware. Note, this is an old STK500 that I purchased back in 2010 -- or earlier -- and have not used in many years. I found this link on Microchip site regarding updating the STK500 firmware. Note, the paths given on the Microchip site are not present on my laptop, I did find STK500.bin in "C:\Program Files (x86)\Atmel\Studio\7.0\tools\STK500":
I assume that I should I should do (and I have done) the following:
- Connect STK500
- Push the PROGRAM button while turning on the power
- Double click Upgrade.exe
- After Upgrade.exe runs and verifies, I am instructed to power on/off "the..., and click ok) -- I assume this means to turn the STK500 on and off -- which I have done.
However, Studio 7 still does not "see" the STK500 -- even after a re-start of Atmel Studios 7.
What am I doing wron -- can anyone point me in the right direction?
Thanks in advance.