DXLab Launcher Download and Installation


To install the DXLab Launcher, navigate to http://www.dxlabsuite.com/download.htm and click its Install Launcher button. A step-by-step guide is available

You can uninstall DXLab Launcher by running the Add/Remove Programs applet on the Windows control panel.

To manually install the Launcher, 

Step Directions
1 Create the application folder in which the Launcher will reside, such as:


If you choose a folder within C:\Program Files or C:\Program Files (x86) on  Windows 7 or Vista,

  • If your PC is running Windows 7, login to an account with Administrator privileges to install or run DXLab applications
  • If your PC is running Vista, login to the account named Administrator  to install or run DXLab applications
2 Click here to download DXLabLauncher197Archive.exe, a 2.0 MB self-extracting executable file that contains the Launcher and its associated files. When prompted, direct your browser to store this file into the application folder you created in step 1. 
3 Direct Windows to run the downloaded DXLabLauncher197Archive.exe file; this will run the Launcher's Setup program. 

Ignoring the setup program's request to close all running applications may result in error messages during the installation process, and possibly a faulty installation.

After copying several system files, the setup program may ask that you reboot your PC before continuing with the setup. If, after rebooting, your PC does not run setup.exe on its own, direct it to do so.

The setup program may report that the files being installed are older than files already installed on your system, and ask whether you want to over-write the existing newer files with the older files -- you should decline.

The setup program may ask to replace obsolete files with newer files; these new files are Microsoft-supplied updates to components used by multiple applications. The Launcher will likely not run unless you allow these replacements. The updated components are upwardly compatible with their older versions. In theory, existing applications that use these updated components should not break, but this is not guaranteed. If you are running Windows XP, it will create a restore point prior to installing the Launcher, providing you with the option to undo these replacements. If you aren't running Windows XP and are risk-averse, cancel the Launcher setup and install a configuration snapshot utility like ConfigSafe on your PC. Then if the Launcher (or any other) installation does break existing applications, you can easily revert to a working configuration.


If you have questions or suggestions, please send them via email to the DXLab reflector.