Atmel Studio 7 - Problems installing - Application cannot start

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Downloaded and installed Atmel Studio setup from the official site. Installed everything mostly ok. There were several long pauses during the installation. Anyway after the installation, double-clicking on the Atmel Studio 7 icon brings up this error message:

 

Did an extensive Google search and came across a few hit-and-miss articles across this forum and reddit. Apparently this might have something to do with Windows SxS or something similar. Downloaded Dependency Walker and opened up the Atmel Studio exe in it. Comes up with the following:

 

Full Dependency Walker log attached.

 

Been trying to uninstall, force uninstall and reinstall many times (including with the pro tool Revo Uninstaller). Still the same stuff. Any help?

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Last Edited: Thu. Sep 26, 2019 - 04:46 AM
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If it is an SxS problem then the Widows command sxstrace can be useful. You start it in one Command Prompt (with it logging to file) then try to launch the failing program separately. Then close and use the tool a second time to decode the log. It'll basically show you all the DLL load action/attempts.

 

But to be honest I'd just try uninstall/reinstall first.

 

(oh and another possibility may be over aggressive anti virus too)

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1)  Delete  %appdata%\Microsoft\VisualStudio\14.0

 

2) Delete %localappdata%\Microsoft\VisualStudio\14.0

 

3) Delete %appdata%\Atmel\AtmelStudio\7.0\

4) Delete %localappdata%\Atmel\AtmelStudio\7.0

5) Uninstall Atmel Studio 7.0

6) Clean up Visual Studio using https://github.com/Microsoft/VisualStudioUninstaller/releases/tag/v1.4

7) Install Microsoft Visual Studio Isolated Shell 2015 installer (https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/atmel-studio/visual-studio-isolated-shell-14.0.23107.10.exe

8) Install Atmel Studio

 

Regards,

Charles

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Thanks a lot. That fixed the problem.

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It not solve my problem: Atmel installer still not starting, although  Microsoft Visual Studio Isolated Shell 2015 installed successfully.

I've Windows 10 release 1803.