I actually figured it out finally...... sorry for this post if you go into the mission planner folder and select the MissionPlanner10 it works like a charm.
im a noobie sorry
Naw, noobs don't solve their own problems. You have no idea how often I've answered this question, most are regulars, and smarties to boot. I can count on one hand the number of people who have asked and solved the puzzle on their own. You are number 2. Nice job. Finding the answer will serve you well even when you have help.
Imagine how much time would have been saved if the dialog box said "Try running MissionPlanner10.exe".
Sorry for the delay in my response...... had some medical stuff to address.
Mike good news planning on doing the 1st flight/crash this weekend :)
So how'd your flight go?
Copied from MP wiki section:
You are still running the MP with MAVlink 0.9. You can fix this in 2 ways: Either go to the folder where MP is installed and find the .exe for MP 1.0 or Download the MP installer from the downloads section, and install it. You will have start menu options for MP0.9 and MP1.0
Arducopter 2.6 (AC2.6) defaults on sending out messages in the MAVLink 1.0 protocol vs. the older 0.9. All future releases will use 1.0... AC2.5.5 still outputs the 0.9 protocol.
OR... you can download the Arducopter 2.6 ZIP source files and recompile with the MAVLink 0.9 #defines activated vs. the 1.0 to run the current MP version you are using. People using the APM 1.4x 1280 Atmel hardware maybe interested in this method as it's a smaller footprint (easier to get it working on legacy stuff).