AVR Studio 4 will not install in Win7 64 bit

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Hi,

I'm trying to install AVR Studio 4 on my Windows 7 64 bit laptop but every time I click on "Install" nothing seems to happen, the install window closes and while the installshield wizard seems to be running (I can see the icon in the start bar) when I click on it no window pops up. I have let it run for 15 minutes and nothing happens, it just stays that way. Tried installing AVR Studio without the USB drivers and still, the same thing happens. I've also tried explicitly running the installer as the admin... no dice. I've also looked in my installed programs and in the directory where the installer says it will install AVR studio but can't find anything. I've reset my computer twice already, to no effect.

So... what can I do to install AVR Studio 4 in my computer? I've read the windows 7 compatibility posts but my problem seems to be quite different as the program does not even want to install...

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FWIW, I didn't have any problems installing it on my laptop with Win7 x64.

Leon Heller G1HSM

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Sounds strange what version of Windows 7 64 Bit do you use?
I'm running Studio 4 on Professional without any problems.

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I realise this doesn't help very much but I've read a thread in the last 2-3 months in this forum where someone had exactly the same issue and a resolution was given. Only thing is I cannot remember what the solution was. If you can think of some relevant search terms you'll hopefully hit it.

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I too encountered the same issue today.
I had tried with a AVR studio 4.83 installer downloaded with win 7 32bit . I tried a fresh download from the 64 bit machine and it got installed with no issues.

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it's so helpfull

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Windows 7 64bit does run programs that will run on windows 7 32bit, BUT not ALL 32bit programs will run on Windows 7!!! There are many programs that will run on Windows XP and before that will not run on Windows 7. IF you had Windows 7 Pro version (or upgrade) there is a program you can download from Microsoft that will simulate an XP environment to allow programs to run that otherwise will not. I BELIEVE that this will not include ALL programs as windows 7 security settings will not probably allow some memory control for the programs that XP allowed.
I would suggest that you first look into a newer version of the program you want to run. This feature was made due to the fact that some business programs (especially custom and customized ones) cost businesses thousands of dollars and would not be able to transition over to windows 7 for years otherwise. You have to consider that a newer version of your program might not be that much more expensive than upgrading to pro, and with the newer version, usually comes newer features.

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Fix!
I had the same problem, the install wizard minimized, and then nothing would happen. I'm on Vista.
The solution is to just turn off the UAC. After turning it off, it installed without any problems. :D

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success!! i can sole this problem by install program in save mode(press F8 when boot window)

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Atmel studio is work on win 8 (64-bit)..bcoz mine gives problem while build up program . plz help

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I know that this thread was started over NINE years ago...

 

... but I thought I would post to say that I have successfully installed the last version of AVR Studio 4 (v4.19.730) on an old laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) by doing so in SAFE MODE (via F8 to get startup options), as posted by @_kolry - thank you!  Note: I initially suffered the "installer minimized and stuck" problem, so did a Google search and found this thread.

 

Incidentally, that version can be downloaded from this Microchip archive page.

 

I needed the old version, as I have recently purchased an AVR Butterfly, using the ATmega169PV chip, that is not supported under AVR Studio 7 which I have installed under Windows 10 Pro.

 

 

 

 

Last Edited: Fri. May 8, 2020 - 08:44 PM
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AS7.0 should be happy with ATmega169P but note that the 169 and 169P header files have some spelling differences.

AS7.0 should run on Win7-64 or Win7-32.

 

I suggest that you use 169P header files and change the spelling in the Source files.

 

Mind you,  AS4.xx will also encounter the spelling problems.  Albeit with a very ancient Compiler.

The only reason for choosing AS4.xx is if you use a JTAGICE-1 clone.

 

David.

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Thanks David!  I have not received my AVR Butterfly yet, so I cannot try it with either software, but good to know it ought to be possible to use AVR Studio 7, as that would generally make life simpler for me.

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G4WKW wrote:
I have not received my AVR Butterfly yet,

 

Might I ask why you would want to use that device when there are so many other options for AVR out there?  Just curious.

 

JIm

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If and when you get a "spelling" problem,  ZIP up the project and attach the ZIP.

 

Do you have a SNAP,  ATMEL-ICE, Pickit4, ..., Dragon, ... ?

 

I did not know that Captain Birdseye had a UK licence !

 

David.

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Thanks for your comments guys!

 

Jim.. here is the long answer to your question... :)

 

I am a complete noob regarding programming PIC / AVR devices, although it is something that I have been meaning to get around to for quite a while.  I have done a fair bit of stuff with Raspberry Pis and Arduinos, especially for Amateur Radio use and although I was never employed as a developer I can code a bit and I worked for a software development company for twelve years, seven of them in California.

 

As I am now retired and living in self-isolation lockdown in the UK, I thought it was a good time to do some of the projects that I have not got round to.  I use CW (Morse Code) a lot, although most of my conversations are via certain Internet modes, rather than via radio as I am very limited in what I can do regarding aerials at home, although I can do a lot more when going out low power portable (QRP).   When I got back into doing CW about four years ago, I decided to build an electronic dual paddle key when relearning to send after many years of no use and built capacitive touch keys and a keyer based on an Arduino Mega. 

 

Although I am pleased with my keyer, it is not very rugged for portable use, so I was considering a better solution.  I am tending to waffle on, so I will not bore you with all the technical details, but will just summarize.  I choose to use a mode of keying called Ultimatic, rather than the normal Iambic modes that are normally provided in an amateur radio keyer.  I want to make an adaptor that I can use with one of my keys so it will allow me to use it with the built-in keyer, rather than having to use my keyer, when out portable.

 

I found that a Norwegian Radio Amateur had found a way of doing it with an AVR Butterfly, and had written an article on his Single-lever and ultimatic adapter, so I thought that I would get one and play with it myself.  Although I am more than likely to make the working adaptor as part of the circuit for a new miniature portable capacitive touch key that I am building, possibly using a simple 8-bit PIC chip, I thought that experimenting with the Butterfly would be fun and I could most probably find a better use for it later.

 

David...

 

As for Captain Birdseye, I blame it all on Popeye!   I must have watched far too much of it when I was a boy as I joined the navy, smoke a pipe and do eat spinach :)  I do have a Snap and I have a TL866II Plus Programmer and accessories on order too.

 

 

 

Last Edited: Fri. May 8, 2020 - 10:50 PM
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You might also want to do a google search for  Smiley Micros Butterfly 

 

Joe Pardue (Smiley) published a widely used intro book of electronics prgrgramming experiments using the butterfly board, around 10 years ago.  There are many postings about that on many websites.

 

https://www.abebooks.com/book-search/author/pardue-joe/

When in the dark remember-the future looks brighter than ever.   I look forward to being able to predict the future!

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Thank you!

I have just bought a second-hand copy of "C Programming for Microcontrollers" by Joe Pardue (2005), based on ATMEL's AVR Butterfly.  I might have a bit of a wait though, as it is not due to arrive until at least 4th June.

 

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Just to point out that the modern day equivalent of butterfly is Arduino. I'm sure there's every kind of Morse project for Arduino. You are more likely to get "current" support for anything involving Arduino. 

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And it is a lot easier to use !!

 

One USB cable.   One Uno clone.    Proven libraries.   Example sketches for almost every hardware.

 

David.