GC Image GCxGC-HRMS Edition Users' Guide

Release 2.7 Installation and Upgrade Instructions

Follow these steps to install or upgrade a licensed version (not a test version) of GC Image GCxGC-HRMS Edition, Release 2.7. [In particular, note Step 6.]

  1. If you have a new license for Release 2.7 and are not upgrading from Release 2.6, you will need a USB key and an activation code. For a license and USB key, contact:

    info@gcimage.com

    If you are upgrading from Release 2.6, you must have an upgrade code for your existing USB key. If you are licensed for the upgrade but have not received your upgrade code, contact:

    info@gcimage.com

    with your USB key serial number. You may obtain your USB key serial number by either (a) following these instructions through Step 9 below or (b) executing the "WIBU-KEY" program from the "Control Panel" and then selecting the USB key on the Contents pane.

  2. Download the current release of the software from:

    http://www.gcimage.com/gcxgc/downloads.html
    or request a CDROM from:
    info@gcimage.com
  3. Remove the USB key from the computer.

  4. Run the downloaded exe file (or the setup.exe file from the CDROM).

  5. Read and agree to the license terms.

  6. Choose an installation folder. For a clean install of Release 2.7, choose a new folder for the software. Overwriting the old version may result in problems due to differences in the installations. Also, if you are running Microsoft Windows Vista or Microsoft Windows 7 Operating System, we recommend that you do not install the software in the Program Files folder (or other system folder).

  7. If desired, and if not previously installed, install the WIBU-Key driver and software and/or the NIST MS search software and demonstration library. If you are upgrading from Release 2.6, these installations should not be required and you may cancel their installations.

  8. Insert the USB key.

  9. Execute the activation program from the "GC Image GCxGC-HRMS Edition" program group in the "Start" menu (or from the bin folder in the GC Image GCxGC-HRMS Edition installation folder). The activation program displays your USB key serial number and requires an activation/upgrade code (referenced in Step 1) to activate the USB key.

  10. Execute "GC Image" or "GC Project" from the "GC Image GCxGC-HRMS Edition" program group in the "Start" menu (or from the bin folder in the GC Image GCxGC-HRMS Edition installation folder). The first time you execute your new version, you will be asked whether or not you wish to import settings from a previous installation. This question is not asked subsequently.

Your installation or upgrade should now be complete. If you encounter licensing or technical problems, contact:
info@gcimage.com