Atmel Studio 7.0 fails to install on windows 8
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 of the problems mentioned below. I have also mentioned the solution to the problems.
- Problem 1 : A restart is requested, but the installer didn't do it and suffers thereafter. Solution : Manually restart the PC and start the installation again.
- Problem 2 : Latest Windows 8.1 updates are not installed in the target PC. Solution : Install the windows updates and restart the PC and try again.
- Problem 3 : Stop Block: KB2919355 OnBlue : This version of Visual Studio requires the April 2014 update to Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 Solution : Install update from https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2919355, and retry installation.
- Problem 4 : Exit with 0x80044000 (Blocked) Solution : This means the installation is suffering from a pending restart, either the operating system has not completed a windows update operation or other software installation/updates has queued a pending restart.