I canceled out of the XC8 compiler install part. Would that have given two compiler choices inside Microchip Studio or installed MPLAB?
Also, I saw some posts about newer versions of gcc - do they work with studio? After installing the Microchip Studio and rebuilding a project, it says 5.4.0 for gcc's version, but I've seen references to 8 and a google search shows 10.
Can these newer gcc versions be used in studio?