• Installing MicroCode Studio Plus with Vista/Win7



    If you are installing from the blue disc, you shouldn't have any problems.
    But remember to right-click the install program and "Run As Administrator".

    If you are installing from an older Black and White disc, there are a few extra steps to follow.
    They must be done in the order shown.

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    1. Right-click the Install program and "Run as Administrator".
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    2. Enable XP compatibility for the newly installed CodeStudioPlus.exe program.
      Tutorial - http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...lity-mode.html
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    3. Run the online update for MicroCode Studio. Being careful to read all the instructions.
      You may have to download and rename files to complete the update.
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    4. Once it has been updated to version 3.0.0.5 (or higher), turn XP compatibility OFF for CodeStudioPlus.exe.
      Leaving compatibility turned on will generate run.pif errors.
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    5. Install MPLAB.
      If you have PicBasic Pro version 2.50 or previous then MPLAB 8.15a is the last version you should use.
      It's available from ... http://www.melabs.com/support/mplab_old_versions.htm

      If you have PicBasic Pro version 2.60 or later, download the latest version from Microchip.
      http://www.microchip.com/stellent/id...&part=SW007002
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    6. In MicroCode Studio, go to View > Compile and Program Options > Assembler tab.
      Click the "Find Manually" button and point it to the new MPASM installation ...
      C:\Program Files\Microchip\MPASM Suite, for 32-bit windows
      C:\Program Files (x86)\Microchip\MPASM Suite, for 64-bit systems
      Check the "Use MPASM" check box.
    Note:
    The default PM.exe assembler is a 16-bit program and will not run on 64-bit systems.
    On 64-bit systems, all programs must be assembled with MPASM.

    MicroCode Studio Plus should now compile in Vista/Win7-32/64.
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    If you are using the free version of MicroCode Studio, download the latest version (4.0.0.0) from here ...
    http://melabs.com/resources/win_ide.htm

    Save it to your desktop, then right-click and Run As Administrator.
    It's OK to delete the install program when you are done.