MEL PICBASIC Forum - Installing MicroCode Studio with Vista/Win7

  • 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.

    1. Right-click the Install program and "Run as Administrator".
    2. Enable XP compatibility for the newly installed CodeStudioPlus.exe program.
      Tutorial -
    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.
    4. Once it has been updated to version (or higher), turn XP compatibility OFF for CodeStudioPlus.exe.
      Leaving compatibility turned on will generate run.pif errors.
    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 ...

      If you have PicBasic Pro version 2.60 or later, download the latest version from Microchip.
    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.
    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.

    If you are using the free version of MicroCode Studio, download the latest version ( from here ...

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