DXView Download and Installation

Important Note

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

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

 

6 Directions
1 Create the application folder in which DXView will reside, such as:

C:\DXLab\DXView

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 installation files will reside, such as:

C:\DXLab\DXView\Install

   
3 Click here to download DXView268Archive.exe, a 5.5 MB self-extracting executable file that contains DXView and its associated files. When prompted, direct your browser to store this file into the installation subfolder you created in step 2. 
   
4 Run DXView268Archive.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:
  • DXView268Archive.exe
  • DXView1.cab
  • DXView2.cab
  • DXView3.cab
  • DXView4.cab
  • DXView5.cab
  • setup.exe
  • Setup.lst
5 To install DXView, 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.

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. DXView 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 DXView, providing you with the option to undo these replacements. If you aren't running Windows XP and are risk-averse, cancel the DXView setup and install a configuration snapshot utility like ConfigSafe on your PC. Then if the DXView (or any other) installation does break existing applications, you can easily revert to a working configuration.

6 To execute DXView, run the program DXView.exe in the application folder.
   
7 If you haven't previously downloaded country maps
  • click here to download CountryMaps.exe, a 6.8 MB self-extracting executable file that contains country maps for many DXCC entities

  • when prompted, direct your browser to store this file into the installation subfolder you created in step 2

  • Run CountryMaps.exe - in its WinZip Self-Extractor dialog box, direct it to place the unzipped files into the Maps subfolder created by DXView in step 5, and click the Unzip button.

8 After DXView 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, DXCC database, and IOTA database

You can uninstall DXView 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.