After downloading the IDE, I have downloaded two different versions, I attempt to open the program and get an nsis error:
Installer integrity check has failed. Common causes include incomplete download and damaged media. Contact the installers author to obtain a new copy.
I have downloaded the IDE from the arduino website multiple times on two different computers both with windows operating systems.
I did download the IDE from this page:
which I obtained from the Arduino forum under this address:
and it works fine on my laptop.
I am just curious why I cant use the most current IDE from the arduino website, its frustrating to have to chase this stuff down to get this product to opperate correctly.
I also have a brand new arduino that I bought from barns and noble, the IDE will not recognize it. My USB port lists it as ATmega16U2 DFU not arduino. which as I understand means that the firmware must be updated. Once again I have to chase information and additional programs down to get the product to operate correctly.
How can I get a new arduino uno sent to me that does not require this additional programming?