Install MPLAB® X IDE

Choose your operating system from the tabs below:


Run Installer

Go to the location where you downloaded the installer. Unzip the downloaded file and run the installer:

Depending on your Windows security settings, you may get a window asking if you are sure you want to run this program. Answer "Yes".



Click Next >.

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License Agreement

Click the radio button next to "I accept the agreement".

Click Next >.

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Installation Directory

By default, MPLAB X IDE will be installed at C:\Program Files (x86)\Microchip\MPLABX. If you would prefer a different directory, click on the folder icon to the right of the text box and select the desired installation location.

Click Next >.

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Select Programs

If you only want to install MPLAB X IDE (Integrated Development Environment) or MPLAB IPE (Integrated Programming Environment), check/uncheck the appropriate boxes. Generally, you should install both programs.

Click Next >.

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Ready to Install

Click Next >.

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Wait until the installer has finished installing all components of the IDE.

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Permit Device Driver Installation

The USB device drivers are required to communicate with Microchip's hardware development tools.
Check the box next to "Always trust software from Microchip Technology" to prevent this dialog in the future.

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Leave the box checked if you want to have your web browser opened to the Microchip MPLAB XC compiler download page to download a compiler for use with MPLAB X IDE.

Uncheck the box if you already have a compiler or want to download one later.

Click Finish.

Installation is complete. There should be icons for MPLAB X IDE, MPLAB IPE, and the MPLAB Driver Switcher on the desktop. There will also be launchers in the Windows/Start menu under All Programs ▶ Microchip ▶ MPLAB X IDE.

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