Introduction: How to Install, Update, Uninstall Arduino IDE on Windows?

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Today, I am going to show you how to install, update and/or uninstall Arduino IDE on your personal computer (Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/Win10 e.t.c.running) As you know, Arduino IDE is multi functional development platform.

The need list:

1. Your computer

2. Internet connection

Step 1: How to Install Arduino IDE to Windows?

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1. Visit Arduino.cc click here

2. Go to "Download" bar

3. When the new page has rendered, you can see the latest version on the top.

There are two types to download Arduino IDE:

1. Admin Installaton

2. non-Admin Installation

If you are the only one user to use the computer you are using right now, you can download non-Admin installation

If your PC is someone else's PC, you may prefer non-Admin installation. Because of the fact that an administrator accounts want you to enter an administrator password. If you don't allow to install any program which is limited by administrator, you may select non-Admin Installation to program your Arduino boards.

Step 2: How to Update/Uninstall Arduino IDE on Windows?

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If you loaded your Arduino IDE a time ago to your computer, if you want to uninstall;

1. If you downloaded Admin Installation as called Windows Installer, you need to delete Arduino IDE from Control Panel.

2. If you downloaded non-Admin Installation, just delete the Arduino setup folder.

NOTE: If you want to update Arduino IDE, go back to step 1's non-Admin Installation.

That's all !

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