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Topic: Enhancement for "Getting Started w/ Arduino on Windows" (Read 765 times) previous topic - next topic

arduinoist

Add a note below:
"When the download finishes, unzip the downloaded file. Make sure to preserve the folder structure. Double-click the folder to open it. There should be a few files and sub-folders inside."
Stating:
"With 64-bit Windows, unzip the downloaded file to the C:\Program Files (x86) folder."
Reason:
64-bit Windows, which is quite common, requires that you run 32-bit software from this folder. If the user tries running arduino.exe from any other location, the IDE silently fails to run.
RolfeDH
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PaulS

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Reason:
64-bit Windows, which is quite common, requires that you run 32-bit software from this folder. If the user tries running arduino.exe from any other location, the IDE silently fails to run.

I've never had any issues running Arduino.exe from C:\Users\Paul\Documents\arduino-0022.

arduinoist

That's interesting. What is your hardware environment, OS, Java version?

I'd like a few of us to extract and run arduino.exe from:
1. C:\arduino-0022
2. C:\Program Files\arduino-0022
3. C:\Program Files (x86)\arduino-0022
4. C:\Users\<username>\Documents\arduino-0022

And then report back to this forum.
RolfeDH
http://arduinoist.com/

PaulS

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What is your hardware environment, OS, Java version?

I thought the first 2 were clear, but, I guess not. Win7, 64 bit. Java: 1.6.0_14

Where do I unzip Arduino installer? in the Programs directory? in Downloads? Instructions are not specific.
Instructions say download and unzip, so I'm assuming the App will then end-up in the Downloads directory ?? if I follow those instructions. thanks

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