Atmel Studio 7.0 fails to install on windows 8

Hi all, Seeing this dialog in Atmel studio 7 installation "An error occurred Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Shell (Isolated)". We see that Atmel Studio 7 fails in Windows 8.1 in some cases and at least all of the cases we have seen so far suffers from one…

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MySql Server Installation error in Windows "errmsg.sys" doesnt exist

Hi all, I attempted to setup MySQL Server in my Windows 10 x64 box. From web I downloaded the archive version of the server , and extracted it using the native zip handling tool that comes with windows. Well when I ran mysqld.exe it started and terminated with the following…

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verpatch fails with error code 193,

Some Introduction : Today we were debugging a third party tool called verpatch that we use for updating resource information in a installer executable created by Install Shield 2010. As you might have known, that InstallShield 2010 doesn't allow you to update the resource information of the installer you are creating.…

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Windows 8 Ethernet configuration tweak, for optimal speed

The speed of data transfer over the intranet, in my office is pathetically bad. Initially, we are not sure why, though we all have a 100 Mbps capable Intel Ethernet adapter(s), wired with a twisted pair cable, with a bus topology. Then we checked the data transfer rate and…

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Parsing IAR Toolchain Build messages

Hi all, I have been recently involved in writing a parser that categorizes the build output of IAR toolchain and fits them into one of known diagnostic message. Apart from this it also infers the line number, filename, code and message. Since I am not able to find any pattern…

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Importing a .reg file to the WOW64 bit parts of the registry in a x64 machine

I have been trying to import a .reg file into the 32-bit parts of the registry in a 64-bit machine (Wow64). The problem is that when you double click the file or run regedit.exe in command prompt, by default it imports into the 64-bit parts of the registry (because…

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Installing an unsigned driver in Windows 8 (x64)

The kernel-mode code signing policy for 64-bit versions of Windows Vista and later versions of Windows specifies that a kernel-mode driver must be signed for the driver to load. So unsigned drivers like the one (AVR Jungo USB Driver) I was trying to install doesn’t seem to work right…

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Find the unsigned drivers in your computer

To find the list of unsigned drivers installed in your computer, From start –> run –> type sigverif. This will launch a dialog that will scan and display the list of drivers. This also writes these entries to a text file, that can be viewed later.…

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How to install the ATEN Serial to USB adapter in Windows 8 !

I am super thrilled to install and work with the tablet style new windows 8. I previously used the developer preview of it, but am much much convinced to use the consumer preview. Ah ! I forget to mention that this is my office PC where we do all the super…

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