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Using Arduino => Installation & Troubleshooting => Topic started by: blacksanta_69 on Oct 30, 2012, 11:44 pm

Title: Arduino Software not opening in Windows 8
Post by: blacksanta_69 on Oct 30, 2012, 11:44 pm
Hi there,

I'm having difficulty opening the Arduino Software - 1.0.1 or 0.23 - on a x64 Windows 8 system. When I run the software the splash screen opens and closes. The program doesn't open following the splash screen.

I've tried running the program in multiple compatibility modes - including Windows SP3 - as an administrator and the result is always the same.

I read on a site that in Windows 7 "disable visual themes" helped a similar sounding issue. (http://www.nerdybynature.com/index.php/2011/10/arduino-ide-crashing-on-windows-7-64-bit/) As near as I can tell there is no equivalent option for Windows 8 - trying "Reduced Color Mode" and "Run in 640x480" doesn't seem to help.

Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

**edit: I've also confirmed that the driver is correctly installed: the arduino DigitalReadSerial sketch (loaded on another system) prints out in hyperterminal.
Title: Re: Arduino Software not opening in Windows 8
Post by: eried on Oct 31, 2012, 12:35 am
Can you check if happens the same with: http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php/topic,118440.0.html
I updated almost everything I was able too, JDK, winavr, etc

I still don't move to the final version of Windows (too much stuff to update)
Title: Re: Arduino Software not opening in Windows 8
Post by: kd7eir on Oct 31, 2012, 03:01 am
Are you trying to open it from the desktop or from the start screen?
Title: Re: Arduino Software not opening in Windows 8
Post by: blacksanta_69 on Oct 31, 2012, 06:16 am
Both, but mostly from the desktop.
Title: Re: Arduino Software not opening in Windows 8
Post by: blacksanta_69 on Oct 31, 2012, 06:20 am

Can you check if happens the same with: http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php/topic,118440.0.html
I updated almost everything I was able too, JDK, winavr, etc

I still don't move to the final version of Windows (too much stuff to update)


I'll give it a try, thanks.
Title: Re: Arduino Software not opening in Windows 8
Post by: asarpi on Jul 01, 2015, 10:27 am
Hi

You should Run as administrator. It's working :)