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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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