Installing PowerCoach X on Windows
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:
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].
Congratulations.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...
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.