DXKeeper Download and Installation

Important Note

The DXLab Launcher automates the process of downloading and installing DXLab applications like DXKeeper:

If you prefer to manually download and install DXKeeper, follow this process:

 

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

C:\DXLab\DXKeeper

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 In the application folder, create an installation subfolder in which the downloaded and extracted files will reside, such as:

C:\DXLab\DXKeeper\Install

   
3 Click here to download DXKeeper719Archive.exe, a 17.1 MB self-extracting executable file that contains DXKeeper and its associated files. When prompted, direct your browser to store this file into the installation subfolder you created in step 2; when downloading is complete, proceed to step 4.

To optimize the downloading of a file of this size, consider using a download manager such as Download Express .

If downloading a single large file is infeasible, you can download each of the following 13 files, none larger than 1.5 MB,  into the installation subfolder you created in step 2:

After downloading these files, run setupArchive.exe  - in its WinZip Self-Extractor dialog box, direct it to place the unzipped files into the installation subfolder you created in step 2, and click the Unzip button. After extraction completes, click the Close button and proceed to step 5.
   
4 Run DXKeeper719Archive.exe - in its WinZip Self-Extractor dialog box, direct it to place the unzipped files into the installation subfolder you created in step 2, and click the Unzip button. After extraction completes, click the Close button. The following files should now be present in the installation subfolder:
  • DXKeeper719Archive.exe
  • DXKeep1.CAB
  • DXKeep2.CAB
  • DXKeep3.CAB
  • DXKeep4.CAB
  • DXKeep5.CAB
  • DXKeep6.CAB
  • DXKeep7.CAB
  • DXKeep8.CAB
  • DXKeep9.CAB
  • DXKeep10.CAB
  • DXKeep11.CAB
  • DXKeep12.CAB
  • setup.exe
  • setup.lst
   
5 To install DXKeeper, run the setup.exe program in the installation subfolder. 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.

   
6 DXKeeper requires access to a DXCC database; step 5 above installs one, but DXCC databases are typically updated monthly.  If you've installed, or are planning to install DXView, then DXKeeper will automatically use DXView's DXCC database; updating DXView's DXCC database will automatically give DXKeeper access to the most up-to-date DXCC data.

If you are not planning to use DXView, however, you should click here to download the most recent DXCC database update; when you run this self-extracting executable, be sure to set its "unzip to folder" to DXKeeper's Databases folder.

7 Now that you've installed the full release, check to see if a development upgrade is available.
8 After DXKeeper is installed and you've verified that it works, you may delete the installation subfolder and the files it contains.
9 Check http://www.dxlabsuite.com/download.htm for access to the latest development release

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

If you have questions or suggestions, please post them on the DXLab reflector; if you're not a member, you can sign up.