Installation of eXtreme Burner PIC is fairly straightforward. This step by step guide will help you install eXtreme Burner PIC easily. Please make sure the following points before proceeding.
Connect eXtreme Burner - PIC with your PC using the USB cable provided in the package.
Power up eXtreme Burner PIC with the help of 12V 1A supply provided with the kit. The yellow LED (this may be green in some models) should glow indicating that device is properly powered up.
As soon as the device is powered up, Windows will try to find its driver on Windows Update website. You have to cancel this step.
On the window that comes up, click Skip obtaining driver software from Windows Update.
Click Yes on the confirmation dialog.
When you abort driver download from Windows Update, Windows will show you the following message.
Device driver software was NOT successfully installed.
It is perfectly OK, so click close.
eXtreme Burner PIC comes comes with a single installer that will easily install the device driver and the application for burning hex files to MCUs.
Please note that their is NO need to install device driver separately, the installer will do everything.
You can find this setup file on the DVD that is supplied in the package.
Load the DVD into your DVD drive and open the folder
G:\eXtreme Burner - PIC\Software\
Their you will find folders
Their are two separate application for use with PIC16F or PIC18F series chips. If you wish to use chips like PIC16F877A or PIC16F628 etc then install software from the PIC16 folder.
Similarly if you wish to work with PIC18F chips like PIC18F4520 or PIC18F4550 etc then install software from PIC18F folder.
You can also install both the software if you wish to work with both the families.
Launch the setup file and it will guide you with the installation process step by step.
First of all it will ask you to plug eXtreme Burner - PIC on USB port before proceeding. We have already did that, so we can click OK.
The next screen will ask you where you wish to install the software. Default location is C:\Program Files\ which is OK so you can just click next.
Or you can change the location of installation by clicking Browse.
In the next step you can select whether you want to create desktop icon or not. It is suggested that you create the icon so it is easy for you to launch it from the Windows desktop.
Now setup has all inputs required to install the software and drivers, so just click next.
USB driver installation.
Windows will ask you whether you want to install the driver or not. So just select
"Install this driver software anyway"
After successful installation, the wizard will ask you whether you want to launch the newly installed software.
Following image shows the main screen of eXtreme Burner - PIC which is used to program PIC microcontrollers.