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)".

Atmel Studio 7 Install error

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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, and retry installation.
  4. 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.