AtmelStudio 6 Windows 8 AVR Dragon Debug
I have been working with getting Atmel Studio 6 to actually work in Windows 8 it seems to be a bit more picky then Windows 7 in terms of actually being able to debug. So to get the AVR Dragon to actually install you have to update the drivers that are located For
Windows 8 32bit: “C:\Program Files\Atmel\Atmel USB\usb32\windrv6.inf” or
Windows 8 64bit: “C:\Program Files (x86)\Atmel\Atmel USB\usb64\windrv6.inf”
After that worked I found out that the avrdbg.exe does not launch correctly when Studio launches to get around this you need to start avrdgb.exe via the command line before launching avr studio.
1. Launch avrdbg from command prompt.
2. Start AVR studio. Go to Tools | Options | Debugger | AVR debugger , and set “AVR debugger port” to 4711.
3. Wait for avrdbg to come up.
4. Restart AVR studio.