Have tried both windows install and via downloading the .zip
When I try to run arduino.exe the splash screen comes up, several messages flash by with the last being "starting...." then the splash screen disappears and program exits without any message.
I've tried uninstalling and re-installing, have java 8, I have admin rights and have tried with admin marked in the comparability settings under preferences for the executable. Have tried launching from cmd. (other java program I have work just fine).
no luck so far.
(was able to setup the online version to run on firefox, but would prefer a local copy)