Installing PowerCoach X on Windows

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• Go to the News page of PowerCoach ACADEMY.

• Enter your password into Personal Domain Login. From your Personal Domain, go to Software Download page.

• Download PowerCoach X (install package) for Windows.

• Unzip the downloaded file. You get a folder named "PowerCoach_X" containing 4 objects:

  - PowerCoach_X_YYYYMMDD
  - DATA

Note that the date YYYYMMDD denotes the release version of the PowerCoach_X application program.

TIP: If you have problems to unzip the downloaded file, try StuffIt Expander.

• Drag the "PowerCoach_X" folder into your "Program Files" folder.

• To launch the application easily, create a short cut of

  - PowerCoach_X.exe (located in "PowerCoach_X_YYYYMMDD")

and move the short cut to your desktop.

• To launch PowerCoach X on Windows Vista:

  - right click the short cut and select run as an administrator.

• To launch PowerCoach X on Windows 2000 or Windows XP:

  - double click the short cut.

• When the dialog "Open" gets displayed, choose "My_Database_X.4DD" and cklick [OPEN]. The database file "My_Database_X.4DD" is located in the "DATA" folder.

Note that the file extension ".4DD" is mandatory for a PowerCoach database, but you can change the file name. For example, you may name your database "Ann_Smith.4DD".

Important: You must quit the PowerCoach program before renaming a database.

• When the PowerCoach start screen gets displayed, click the release version to choose your user language (English, French or German).

• Click anywhere else on the start screen to resume initialization.

• When the LICENSE dialog gets displayed, enter your firstname and name into the first field. Optionally, enter the name of your organization into the second field.

• Click [OK] to get the next dialog with your license CODE and the LICENSE entry field.

• To get your LICENSE, send your NAME and CODE to PowerCoach Software.

TIP: Simply click the license CODE. Your email program will automatically compile a corresponding email -- ready to send and requesting your license (Tech Tip 20070312).

• If you don't know your license yet, click [CANCEL]. Once you know your license, enter the license and click [OK].


You are ready to use PowerCoach software !

You might want to start with the following steps:

Downloading and importing objects from PCO Library...
Downloading and importing data series...
• To quit PowerCoach, type [F8] to quit all active Jobs. Then, choose in the main menu PowerCoach >> Quit PowerCoach or use the keyboard command [CTR]+[Q].

Note: [CTR]+[Q] means, hold down the control key and hit the Q key simultaneously. If you are not familiar with symbols used in the PowerCoach documentation, click here.

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