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  1. Is anyone using the Arduino IDE in XP? Or willing to download about 100MB for a quick test? Just get the portable 1.8.9 version. Make a folder named "portable" in the same place as the .exe to avoid getting junk in your "Documents and Settings". Run arduino.exe and see if the CPU usage drops after it loads fully. It comes with its own Java and can't use the system JRE without recompiling. My issue is that whenever i start arduino.exe, which in turn starts the bundled javaw.exe, all my CPU gets hogged by the system services.exe process. This happens even when just sitting idle doing nothing. If i suspend javaw.exe, the CPU usage drops to normal. I tried to replace the bundled Java, but it doesn't start. Also tried to disable a few devices in Device manager (card reader, COM/LPT ports, etc.), but it doesn't make any difference. As a last resort i tried running it in a VM, but that was a fail as well. Recent Debian can't compile the Virtualbox 4.x drivers. Win7 in a VM is just as slow due to virtualisation overhead. My only working option currently is to every time reboot to Win7, do my arduino things, then reboot back to XP... The files used in Win7 are the same used in XP, yet the execution differs somehow.
  2. I have seen a response for Windows 7 but not for W8. Any suggestions? Thanks
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