Upgrade to AS7 or stay AS6.2

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Hi all,

 

I am thinking about upgrading from AS6.2 to AS7.  Is AS7 stable yet on windows 8.1.  Are most people staying with AS6.2 as it is more stable or jumping over to AS7.

 

Would just like your feedback.  I have read some of the other posts, but not sure whether to upgrade or not?

 

Look forward to your reply.

 

Tuurbo46

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I plan on having both.

 

I have some code that is nearly at the production point, and I will not change IDEs on it now. But, I probably want to try 7 for new projects. I was told by alexru that the two coexist. So, I plan to have both. That thread is here:

 

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

 

Jim

 

Until Black Lives Matter, we do not have "All Lives Matter"!

 

 

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I myself am avoiding AS7 for now.  My plan is to set up a brand new install of Windoze and once all the service packs are installed THEN install AS7, and ONLY AS7 to see how it works on a machine that is not doing anything else first.  Then I will add AS6.2 to the machine and see how they play together.  This way I have a clean environment to see what happens and if something does I know where the problem came from and figure it out from there.  Slow and antiquated way of doing things? YES.  But I am not about to use my working PC's as lab rats.  JMO

 

Atmel may not like my view, but from the threads I am reading here AS7 has a lot of issues, and as of this writing I am not having any problems with AS6.2 worth worry so I see no reason to put what few projects I have going in jeopardy because AS7 does not see hardware/does not startup/does not install etc.

 

Right Coast Jim

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One of the things I AM concerned (and cautious) about is USB drivers, after having been through one debacle accessing my AVR Dragon after a Win10 update (that I did not know happened).

 

Jim

 

Until Black Lives Matter, we do not have "All Lives Matter"!

 

 

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jgmdesign wrote:

I myself am avoiding AS7 for now.

+100

Ross McKenzie, Melbourne Australia

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Hi all,

 

I am glad we all think the same.  I think I will stick with AS6.2 for the minute.  

 

Also I have been considering upgrading to windows 10 from windows 8.1, but also hesitating on that.  It is quite a big jump to move to something new, as so much can go wrong.

 

Thanks for your input.

 

Regards,

 

Tuurbo46

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I have Windows 10 ad I am not a fan of it.  But I am going to have to eventually 'upgrade' all my machines so I guess I better start to accept it.

 

JIm

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

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I have AS7 on both my PC and laptop, works better than AS6.1 and faster start up, never went past AS6.1 and keeping AS4.18 firmly bolted to both machines.

 

And I'm using Win7 on both machines despite the harassment from M$.

John Samperi

Ampertronics Pty. Ltd.

https://www.ampertronics.com.au

* Electronic Design * Custom Products * Contract Assembly

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js wrote:

I have AS7 on both my PC and laptop, works better than AS6.1 and faster start up, never went past AS6.1 and keeping AS4.18 firmly bolted to both machines.

 

And I'm using Win7 on both machines despite the harassment from M$.

You feeling OK John?

 

JIm

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