MPLAB X v5.20 or v5.25 never finishes the installation?
I'm having problems installing the newest version of MPLAB X v5.25. It never finishes. It gets stuck at the end installing the communications library. It looks like the install folder "v5.25" (default install for Windows 7 pro 64-bit) gets most files but the uninstall has a size of zero. I can cancel the install with no problem. There are no icons on the desktop for MPLAB X IDE but there is one in the start menu under microchip. If I click on it I get "Cannot find java 1.7 or higher" error. I can type java in the start menu and click on "about Java" and it shows Java version 8 update 221 (Build 1.8.0_221-b11) but I don't know if it is what MPLAB X needs.
I had v5.15 before and worked fine. I've never had a problem upgrading... I take the old one out and install the new one. I don't have any active projects right now so I have time to deal with this. The reason I'm upgrading to the latest is to install Harmony 3.4. I figure I should have the latest. That didn't go well :-). I also tried v5.20 and it also gets stuck.
I've erased the Persistence folder and microchip install folder after I removed mplabx, xc8, xc16 and xc32 and did a cold reboot but after that MPLAB X still gets stuck and does not finish the install. I'm out of ideas. Anyone has any suggestions?