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chongmagic

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Pickit 2 Software Windows 10
« on: November 04, 2018, 08:18:52 PM »
I ordered a Pickit 2 to mess around with FV-1 programming. However, I can't seem to set it up on Windows 10 it will never detect the device. Has anyone setup their Pickit 2 on Windows 10?

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Re: Pickit 2 Software Windows 10
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2018, 11:41:22 PM »
Mines running ok. Don't recall having to do anything special. Run the installation as administrator?
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Re: Pickit 2 Software Windows 10
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2018, 12:12:21 AM »
Oops. Pickit 2 or 3?
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Re: Pickit 2 Software Windows 10
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2018, 07:45:21 AM »

Pickit 2, I installed the v2.61 software and when I open it, it indicates that the device is not found.

Should I have purchased a Pickit 3? I read a few threads in some other forums about the Pickit 2 not liking USB 3.0 ports and that is about all I have on my computer.

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Re: Pickit 2 Software Windows 10
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2018, 08:02:36 AM »
Have you tried selecting the device from the menu in the software?

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Re: Pickit 2 Software Windows 10
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2018, 08:48:10 AM »
Have you tried selecting the device from the menu in the software?

I didn't see that option but it was getting late and I am unfamiliar with the software. I will check that again this evening.

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Re: Pickit 2 Software Windows 10
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2018, 05:30:45 PM »
I cannot even click on device family, it is grayed out.

I get the message, Pickit 2 not found. Check USB connections. The LED on the device is lit up and plugged in.

From what I can tell there are some issues using it with Windows 10.

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Re: Pickit 2 Software Windows 10
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2018, 05:36:12 PM »
Try changing the program compatibility to an earlier version of Windows. Right click on Pickit2 software icon and set compatibility to Windows 8. Try using a different USB cable and/or port.

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Re: Pickit 2 Software Windows 10
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2018, 05:56:39 PM »
Sorry, I shouldn't answer questions when I'm half asleep.  I'm not running the app in any compatibility mode.   I'm running v2.61.  This fix might be worth looking at although I don't recall having to jump thru hoops to get the software to work:

https://youtu.be/NM1MN8QZhnk

I also read about the device not working correctly with other USB devices plugged in and not being compatible with USB3 ports.
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Re: Pickit 2 Software Windows 10
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2018, 07:12:43 PM »
Yeah I have tried different ports and a different cable no dice. Unfortunately I don't have any USB 2.0 ports available.

I will keep searching to see if I can find an answer. It took me quite a while to get SpinCAD working. But it seems to be ok now.

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Re: Pickit 2 Software Windows 10
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2018, 07:39:39 PM »
So I got the Pickit 2 working sorta, I have to unplug my mouse and then it will detect the device. I am going to Google it and see if I can find a workaround.

In the pickit 2 software it doesn't list the PIC chip that can be programmed into the FV-1 circuit, does it show on anyone else's setup?

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Re: Pickit 2 Software Windows 10
« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2018, 10:31:32 AM »
I have a box running Server 2012 and I got it to work that way, I have to RDP into it and have the Pickit 2 connected there. A convoluted workaround but hey it works.

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Re: Pickit 2 Software Windows 10
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2021, 02:08:28 AM »
I wanted to add my $0.02 to this discussion for others who may be having problems getting their Pickit 2 to work under Windows 10:

I have a Microsoft Surface Book as my daily driver. 
I bought a Pickit 2 device from AliExpress for a few dollars, along with a unit to program the EEPROM
I downloaded the Pickit 2 software (version 2.61) and decided to check it all worked.

When I plugged the Pickit 2 unit into my Surface Book, Windows 10 made the sound to confirm it had detected a new USB device - BUT, when I ran the Pickit 2 software, it did not detect the device.  Error message was "PICkit 2 not found. Check USB connections and use Tools -> Check Communications to retry".  No matter what I did, or what rabbit holes I followed from numerous Google searches, I could not get the software to detect the device.

Then I read this thread, and saw the note about unplugging ALL other USB devices on the Surface Book.  I have the Surface Book connected to a docking station, which in turn connects to a monitor, keyboard, mouse, external headphones, etc.,.  But I decided to unplug USB device, reboot, and plug in ONLY the Pickit 2 device.  THIS WORKED!

And if I plugged in my docking station, then the Pickit 2 would not work. 

Lesson:  To get the Pickit 2 device to be detected and operational with a Microsoft Surface laptop, unplug ALL other USB devices first. Then open the Pickit 2 software.

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Re: Pickit 2 Software Windows 10
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2023, 03:20:27 PM »
I've had some experience setting up a Pickit 2 on Windows 10 and I know it can be a bit tricky. I've found that sometimes it's just a matter of making sure the drivers are up to date and that the device is properly connected. Have you tried downloading the latest drivers from the Microchip website? Also, make sure to check that the device is properly connected to your computer, sometimes a loose connection can cause detection issues. If you're still having trouble, try reaching out to Microchip's technical support for further assistance. And, if you're in need of a Windows 10 key, you might want to check out some of the cheap windows 10 keys available on the market, it might be helpful.
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