How to--upgrade Studio 6.1x to 6.2x; Windows7 (failed miserably, but now success)

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I've been using a Studio 6.1 installation on my W7 machine.

 

Atmel Studio 6 (Version: 6.1.2730 - Service Pack 2)
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OS Version: Microsoft Windows NT 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1
Platform: Win32NT

Installed Packages: Shell VSIX manifest - 6.1
Shell VSIX manifest
Version: 6.1
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Company: Atmel Corporation

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Company: Atmel
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Version: 3.20
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Company: Atmel
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AVR Assembler
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Package GUID: 03CB4AE1-80EA-40C7-B561-98CC87EA539C
Company: Atmel
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Company: Atmel
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Company: Atmel
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Atmel Gallery
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Company: Atmel

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Atmel Kits
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As it is the new year--time to get current, right?  I upgraded the toolchains. Then time for Studio 6.2.  Kicked to Atmel's Web site when I did Check for Updates.  As I already use .NET, I picked the "no .NET" package.  Downloaded 500MB.  Tried to run; instantly:

 

 

Downloaded again and tried again.  Same results.

 

I'm not well versed in this stuff.  How do I update my 6.1 to 6.2?

This topic has a solution.

You can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pig.

I've never met a pig I didn't like, as long as you have some salt and pepper.

Last Edited: Mon. Jan 5, 2015 - 08:11 PM
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-5001 means that the installer got corrupted. what browser did you use, and could yoy try another?

:: Morten

 

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-5001 means that the installer got corrupted. what browser did you use, and could yoy try another?

:: Morten

Browser is a current version of Firefox.  That is where I do all my downloads.  How do I do this with another browser?  Copy the link for the download page into Windows Explorer, and see what it does?

 

 

Windows info:

You can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pig.

I've never met a pig I didn't like, as long as you have some salt and pepper.

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open IE (it's there somewhere) and try that...

:: Morten

 

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Success!  Forced use of Internet Explorer to get the 6.2 image.  (Now, is the entire Atmel Studio predicated on that?  Why?  I've downloaded a lot of stuff with Firefox...)

 

After the download with Internet Explorer, things seemed to go OK.  The USB install took nearly an hour, with confirmation of the validity of each piece.  But it progressed.

 

Thanks, Morten.

You can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pig.

I've never met a pig I didn't like, as long as you have some salt and pepper.

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Now, is the entire Atmel Studio predicated on that?  Why?

Not IE (that would indeed be stupid), but the usual answer is 'another' when the CDN fails. I'll have to nag the saxophone players tomorrow and see if they have any logs on this issue...

 

The USB install took nearly an hour, with confirmation of the validity of each piece

On windows 7? That's strange, usually means that for some reason your certificate chain doesn't contain our CA (Verisign...). There have been work on a new USB installer (which fixes the windows 8.1 issue that Larry had in another thread). That one is still in the testing phase, but it shows big speed improvements (Larry clocked it to 3 mins on his machine)...

:: Morten

 

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Morten,

This 'upgrade' has been tossed around in several threads lately.  When I was at an Atmel Tech on Tour seminar in September I needed to have 6.2, but I had 6.1 on my laptop.  I downloaded the "Update" and all it did was install 6.2 next to 6.1 and add it to the Atmel folder in my start/programs/atmel..  So I have two versions of Studio on my drive.  the guys running the show told me, and I have repeated here, that this is done on purpose because projects created in 6.1 will have to be converted to run on 6.2, so the 'update/upgrade' really isn't.  THey just install the newer version and it is up to the user to know what version to run.

 

Your opinion on this?

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Our current official stance on this is to the extent possible never to upgrade (remove +install) between minor or major versions. Updates to minor versions (patch, so etc) will upgrade a preexisting version. Note that this may not hold for all the components of studio (between 5 and 50 depending on who counts).

I guess you can say that we take the conservative stance on this, since people want to have for instance 6.1 and 6.2 in parallel for their own reasons. However as you say, upgrading a project (especially asf projects) will probably not be "downgradeable" again.

As for my stance, does it matter? Also, isn't this a hijack of the thread?

:: Morten

 

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Last Edited: Mon. Jan 5, 2015 - 09:12 PM
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Also, isn't this a hijack of the thread?

Allowed. ;)

 

I'm not a heavy user of Studio, nor of GCC.  I poked a bit in this forum and found somewhat similar threads to what I experienced, but not the "same".  So any tips/issues/gotchas are welcome.

 

My opinion?  6.1 and 6.2 alongside is a "good thing", for some of the reasons mentioned.  However, it would have been nice going into it (as I clicked on "Update" in 6.1) that it was indeed a new install "alongside".  For example, my "recent" list was lost (which makes sense), and that would normally be carried forward in updates/upgrades of many (most?) Windows apps.

You can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pig.

I've never met a pig I didn't like, as long as you have some salt and pepper.

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Hmm, I guess. The reason why these do not carry between minor versions is that we use registry trees that are versioned on a major+minor level. So to keep consistency we choose to not copy parts of the configuration etc (it can be exported inside studio and imported in a different version).

The problem with these sort of things is that there's as many opinions as we have users. So our official choice is instead of 'surprising' some by doing too much, we are doing as little as possible w.r.t migratingget configs, update parts of studio and similar. As far as I know this is how things have been done always, and I doubt we will change this strategy without a very good reason.

:: Morten

 

(yes, I work for Microchip, yes, I do this in my spare time, now stop sending PMs)

 

The postings on this site are my own and do not represent Microchip’s positions, strategies, or opinions.

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Also, isn't this a hijack of the thread?

Yes and no.  If you look at this line in Lee's OP:

As it is the new year--time to get current, right?  I upgraded the toolchains. Then time for Studio 6.2. 

 

And the OP in this thread:

 

https://www.avrfreaks.net/forum/p...

 

I took it as same/similar and since lee had your attention I thought I would bring it up.

 

Thanks Lee for the Allowance :-)

I would rather attempt something great and fail, than attempt nothing and succeed - Fortune Cookie

 

"The critical shortage here is not stuff, but time." - Johan Ekdahl

 

"Step N is required before you can do step N+1!" - ka7ehk

 

"If you want a career with a known path - become an undertaker. Dead people don't sue!" - Kartman

"Why is there a "Highway to Hell" and only a "Stairway to Heaven"? A prediction of the expected traffic load?"  - Lee "theusch"

 

Speak sweetly. It makes your words easier to digest when at a later date you have to eat them ;-)  - Source Unknown

Please Read: Code-of-Conduct

Atmel Studio6.2/AS7, DipTrace, Quartus, MPLAB, RSLogix user