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=== Installing the DXLab Launcher ===
If you've never installed the DXLab Launcher on your PC, visit http://www.dxlabsuite.com/download.htm and click the '''First Time Install''' button. When the following window appears, click its '''Run''' button:
== Downloading and Installing the DXLab Launcher ==
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http://www.dxlabsuite.com/Wiki/Graphics/Install-1.jpg The DXLab Launcher provides a single point of control for all DXLab applications. It can download and install an application, inform you when new versions of applications are available, and upgrade you applications with new versions.

If the DXLab Launcher is not installed on your PC,

 * [[http://www.dxlabsuite.com/Launcher/DXLabLauncher197Archive.exe|click here for installation on Windows Vista, 7, 8 or 10]]

 * [[http://www.dxlabsuite.com/Launcher/DXLabLauncher181Archive.exe|click here for installation on Windows NT, 2000, or XP]].


When the following window (or your Browser's equivalent) appears, click its '''Run''' button:

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If on clicking the '''Install Launcher''' button your web browser displays a window without a '''Run''' button, for example:

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then create a new folder named '''c:\DXLabLauncher''', click the window's '''OK''' button, and save the downloaded DXLabLauncher Archive file into the folder '''c:\DXLabLauncher'''. When the download is complete, use Windows Explorer to open '''c:\DXLabLauncher''', and run the DXLabLauncher Archive file by double-clicking it.
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Several windows will flash by while the DXLabLauncher initializes. You should have already terminated any other running applications, so click the '''OK''' button: Several windows will flash by while the DXLabLauncher initializes. You should have already terminated any other running applications, so click the '''OK''' button when this Welcome window appears:
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Before clicking the '''Install''' button in the window below, Click the '''OK''' button, and this window will appear:

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Before clicking this window's '''Install''' button,
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 1. since you're already viewing '''Getting Started with DXLab''', uncheck the '''Show Getting Started...''' box  1. if you want to install the Launcher in a folder '''other than''' the one shown in the '''Directory''' panel, then click the '''Change Directory''' button and select the desired destination folder. By default, the Launcher will be installed in ''C:\DXLab\Launcher''. If you override this default and install the Launcher into ''C:\Program Files'' or ''C:\Program Files (x86)'', then
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 1. if you want to install the Launcher in a folder '''other than''' the one shown in the '''Directory''' panel, then click the '''Change Directory''' button and select the desired destination folder   * on a [[RunningOnWin7|PC running Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10]], first login to an account with Administrator privilege.

  * on a [[RunningOnVista|PC running Windows Vista]], first [[InstallVista|enable and login to the account named Administrator]].
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Placing start menu entries for DXLab applications in a group named '''DXLab Suite''' is recommended, so just click this window's '''Continue''' box:
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http://www.dxlabsuite.com/Wiki/Graphics/Install-7.jpg Placing start menu entries for DXLab applications in a group named '''DXLab Suite''' is recommended, so just click this window's '''Continue''' button:

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The DXLab Launcher will now start. Since no other DXLab applications are installed, the LED-like display above each of the Launcher's application control buttons are shown in black. The DXLab Launcher will now start. If no other DXLab applications are installed, the LED-like displays above each of the Launcher's application control buttons are shown in '''black'''. If you previously installed other DXlab applications, their LED-like displays will be shown in '''red''' (assuming they aren't running).
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To install an application, click the appropriate Launcher button: Your web browser will also display [[GettingStarted|Getting Started with DXLab]]; reviewing this before your proceed any further is strongly recommended!
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 * cmd - Commander (transceiver control) To install an uninstalled application, click the appropriate Launcher button:
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 * dxk - DXKeeper (logging)  * '''cmd''' - Commander ([[TransceiverControl|transceiver control]])
 * '''dxk''' - DXKeeper ([[Logging|logging]])
 * '''dxv''' - DXView ([[DxInfo|DX information]] and [[RotatorControl|antenna rotator control]])
 * '''pf''' - Pathfinder ([[QSLRouteDiscovery|QSL route discovery]])
 * '''pv''' - !PropView ([[Propagation|Propagation Prediction]])
 * '''sc''' - !SpotCollector ([[CollectingSpots|DX and WWV spot collection and analysis]])
 * '''ww''' - !WinWarbler ([[Operation|PSK31, PSK63, RTTY, CW, and Phone operation]])
See [[InstallApplication|Installing a DXLab Application]] for additional information.
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 * dxv - DXView (DX information and antenna rotator control)

 * pf - Pathfinder (QSL route discovery)

 * sc - SpotCollector (DX and WWV spot collection and analysis)

 * ww - WinWarbler (PSK31, PSK63, RTTY, CW, and Phone operation)
To upgrade an installed DXLab application, see [[UpgradeApplication|Upgrading a DXLab Application]]
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[http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dxlab/post Post a question or suggestion on the DXLab reflector] [[DXLabDiscussionGroup|Post a question or suggestion on the DXLab Discussion Group]]
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[:InstallingDXLabApplications:Installing DXLab Applications] [[FalsePositive|If Your Anti-Malware Application Objects to a DXLab Application]]
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[:GettingStarted:Getting Started with DXLab] [[InstallingDXLabApplications|Installing DXLab Applications]]

[[
GettingStarted|Getting Started with DXLab]]

Downloading and Installing the DXLab Launcher

The DXLab Launcher provides a single point of control for all DXLab applications. It can download and install an application, inform you when new versions of applications are available, and upgrade you applications with new versions.

If the DXLab Launcher is not installed on your PC,

When the following window (or your Browser's equivalent) appears, click its Run button:

http://www.dxlabsuite.com/Wiki/Graphics/Install-1.jpg

A download progress window like this one will appear while the file is being downloaded:

http://www.dxlabsuite.com/Wiki/Graphics/Install-2.jpg

If on clicking the Install Launcher button your web browser displays a window without a Run button, for example:

http://www.dxlabsuite.com/Wiki/Graphics/Install-1A.jpg

then create a new folder named c:\DXLabLauncher, click the window's OK button, and save the downloaded DXLabLauncher Archive file into the folder c:\DXLabLauncher. When the download is complete, use Windows Explorer to open c:\DXLabLauncher, and run the DXLabLauncher Archive file by double-clicking it.

If this window or one like it should appear, click its Run button:

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The next window informs you that the DXLabLauncher Setup program will run, after which the Launcher itself will start. The abbreviated captions on the Launcher's buttons are expanded here so you'll know which button to click to install the desired DXLab application. Before proceeding, its best to terminate any other applications running on your PC; this prevents conflicts when installing shared files. When you're ready, click the OK button:

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Several windows will flash by while the DXLabLauncher initializes. You should have already terminated any other running applications, so click the OK button when this Welcome window appears:

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Click the OK button, and this window will appear:

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Before clicking this window's Install button,

  1. leave the create desktop shortcut... box checked unless you don't want a desktop shortcut to the Launcher created; a desktop shortcut makes it easy to start the Launcher, which in turn can start any DXLab application, so most users will leave this box checked

  2. leave the start DXLabLauncher... box checked

  3. if you want to install the Launcher in a folder other than the one shown in the Directory panel, then click the Change Directory button and select the desired destination folder. By default, the Launcher will be installed in C:\DXLab\Launcher. If you override this default and install the Launcher into C:\Program Files or C:\Program Files (x86), then

  4. when you're ready, click the Install button

Placing start menu entries for DXLab applications in a group named DXLab Suite is recommended, so just click this window's Continue button:

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DXLabLauncher Setup will now install the Launcher, displaying its progress as it proceeds:

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When the DXLabLauncherSetup completes, click the OK button:

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The DXLab Launcher will now start. If no other DXLab applications are installed, the LED-like displays above each of the Launcher's application control buttons are shown in black. If you previously installed other DXlab applications, their LED-like displays will be shown in red (assuming they aren't running).

http://www.dxlabsuite.com/Wiki/Graphics/Install-10.jpg

Your web browser will also display Getting Started with DXLab; reviewing this before your proceed any further is strongly recommended!

To install an uninstalled application, click the appropriate Launcher button:

See Installing a DXLab Application for additional information.

To upgrade an installed DXLab application, see Upgrading a DXLab Application


Post a question or suggestion on the DXLab Discussion Group

If Your Anti-Malware Application Objects to a DXLab Application

Installing DXLab Applications

Getting Started with DXLab

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