There are no special considerations for installing our programs. This topic is presented for users not familiar with the standard Windows install procedure and user rights considerations.
Download the Program Installer MSI file from the product Download Web page. You should get a dialog asking to "Run or Save to File" (depending on your Windows security settings). Either option will work. Run will download then start the installer automatically. If you pick Save, when the download is complete, open your Downloads folder and double click on the installer file to start it.
Windows accounts have one of two types of access rights: Account Type of Administrator OR Standard (Limited on XP). You can determine your Account Type by going to Control Panel -- User Accounts . The default program install target location is in the Windows Program Files folder (typically C:\Program Files). Installing to this folder requires Administrator rights.
You will need to know the password of an account with Administrator rights to do this. If you are logged on to a Standard Id, when you start the Program Installer, you should get prompted by Windows (7/Vista) to Run as Administrator. This prompt is a Windows User Account Control (UAC) prompt. On XP, it is just Run as but you won't get prompted automatically. If you don't get prompted and the installer fails, you will need to force the installer itself to Run as Administrator. To run a program as an administrator, follow these steps:
When you run the Program Installer, you may get a warning message similar to "File Download - Security Warning - Publisher could not be verified" dialog like the one in Figure 4. This means that Windows did not find a digital certificate signature in the installer file. Our installers are not signed with a digital certificate, so this warning is normal. Security minded users can verify the authenticity of the installer file by the Checksum listed on the program's download page.
It is a best practice (although optional) to move the program Setup file (MS Installer MSI file) to a permanent folder location BEFORE installing the program. And do not delete it after installing. The reason is that Windows remembers the MSI location path in case you need to use the Change -- Repair button in Add or Remove Programs at a later date. The MSI files from a previous release can be deleted once that release is uninstalled.