Author Topic: Does all the software posted under the Axon II setup link work on Windows 8.1?  (Read 882 times)

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Offline mtnj356Topic starter

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If I follow the steps in the below link and download those versions of software will it work on windows 8.1?  If not I am going to install a Windows XP VM and run things that way.  I would prefer to install directly on 8.1 but not if it will be a hassle to get things working.

http://www.societyofrobots.com/axon2/axon2_setup1.shtml

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Offline mtnj356Topic starter

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Well I have my answer and it will not.  You will get all sorts of errors and I gave up trying to resolve them all.  Back to installing a Windows XP VM.

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Can definitely do AVR Studio 4 (4.19, iirc) + WinAVR (for compiling code) on Windows 7, so I expect that would work on Windows 8/8.1. 

To program it, I'm not sure there's a way other than using a hardware programmer and the corresponding interface in AVR Studio.  Generally the newer Atmel Studio 6 takes a bit more work to get working... so I tend to do my coding in a better editor (e.g. Notepad++) and just use AVR Studio 4 for compiling/uploading. (Or you can go the command line route with avrdude, which comes with WinAVR)

Hope that helps! If you're still stuck, I can give it a try on my Surface Pro...
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Hi,
I have tried studio 4 and it installed ok on 8.1 but could not compile code due to errors recieved (0xc000142) using winavr.

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That was the same problem I had.  I can install all the software without a problem but it fails when trying to compile code.  I was getting some program fails it relied on.  One was rm.exe I think and the other was something with winavr.  I uninstalled everything and I am now setting up an XP VM.

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Atmel studio 6 and winAvr not working ?

Offline knossos

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AVR-GCC doesn't work with Windows 8.1 (I believe it worked under Windows 8 though).  IIRC it has to do with the AVR-GCC's make and a few websites have posted alternative builds of make.exe but I have not tried them to confirm that they work.
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If and when you guys figure it out, let me know and I'll update the instructions.

I'm still on an XP machine as I really don't want all my software to become dysfunctional . . .

Offline knossos

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I have tested a fix, and while it has not yet been tested thoroughly, it appears to be working so far.  Replace the file msys-1.0.dll in the WinAVR utils/bin directory with this 64 bit Vista .dll .

Original post where I found the fix:

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