Installation and Updates

This section describes the process of installing Atmel Studio 7, installing updates for Studio or plugins, as well as adding support for new devices.

Getting Started Topics

Video: Installation and Updates


Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows 7 Service Pack 1 or higher

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 or higher
  • Windows 8/8.1

  • Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2

  • Windows 10

Supported Architectures

  • 32-bit (x86)

  • 64-bit (x64)

Hardware Requirements

  • A computer that has a 1.6 GHz or faster processor

  • RAM

    • 1 GB RAM for x86

    • 2 GB RAM for x64

    • An additional 512 MB RAM if running in a Virtual Machine

  • 6 GB available hard disk space

Downloading and Installing

  • Download the latest Atmel Studio installer: Atmel Studio 7

    • The web installer is a small file (<10 MB) and will download specified components as needed
    • The offline installer has all components embedded
  • Atmel Studio can be run side-by-side with older versions of Atmel Studio and AVR Studio®. Uninstallation of any previous versions is not required.
  • Verify the hardware and software requirements from the 'System Requirements' section
  • Make sure your user has local administrator privileges
  • Save all your work before starting. The installation might prompt you to restart if required.
  • Disconnect all USB/Serial hardware devices
  • Double-click the installer executable file and follow the installation wizard
  • Once finished, the installer displays an option to Start Atmel Studio after completion. If you choose to open, then note that Atmel Studio will launch with administrative privileges, since the installer was either launched as administrator or with elevated privileges.
  • In Atmel Studio you may see an update notification (flag symbol) next to the Quick Launch field in the title bar. Here you may select and install updated components or device support.

Downloading Offline Documentation

If you would like to work offline, it would be advisable to use the offline documentation for Studio 7.
To do this, from the Studio 7 Start Page, click on Download documentation. When the help viewer pops up, first click the Online button and search for documentation of interest, such as data sheets, user manuals, and application notes (wait for the available documents to show up).
In the example below, we are choosing to download the Power Debugger user manual, the ATtiny817 Xplained Pro user manual, as well as the ATtiny817 Complete data sheet. Clicking update will then initiate the download.