Platform: Windows 10 Version 10.0.17134 Build 17134
Atmel Studio 7 (Version: 7.0.1645 - )
I've been using an STK600 and a Dragon. Everything was working decently. I only use the machine for this. I think a few days ago windows pulled an update.... now anything having to do with the backend is excruciatingly slow. I increased the back end timeout to 2 minutes, and it still almost always times out. This would be in something like the Tools | Device Programming | ISP "Apply". Dragon rarely works, STK usually takes a "Wait 1 minute more" or two to work. Oddly, if you get that far, actual writing a code load to the device is fairly reliable and fast. If Studio goes to poll the tools, studio hangs for a while. If you power cycle the STK, studio hangs for a good while. Often, if you kill Studio, the back end component will be left as a zombie (it might go away eventually). Sooner or later, it all goes to hell and studio won't talk to the back end at all, not even the simulator; starting will take many man cycles of "Wait 1 more minute" and likely you'll eventually need to do a "Stop waiting". At that point, only a reboot will do; note it doesn't even matter if anything is plugged in at that point.
Any ideas? This is totally slaughtering my productivity.