Installing the DXLab Launcher
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)
- on a PC running Windows 7, first login to an account with Administrator privilege.
on a PC running Vista, [:InstallVista:first enable and login to the account named Administrator].
If you've never installed the DXLab Launcher on your PC, [http://www.dxlabsuite.com/Launcher/DXLabLauncher181Archive.exe click here]. When the following window (or your Browser's equivalent) appears, click its Run button:
A download progress window like this one will appear while the file is being downloaded:
If on clicking the Install Launcher button your web browser displays a window without a Run button, for example:
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:
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:
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:
Before clicking the Install button in the window below,
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
leave the start DXLabLauncher... box checked
since you're already viewing Getting Started with DXLab, uncheck the Show Getting Started... box
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
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 box:
DXLabLauncher Setup will now install the Launcher, displaying its progress as it proceeds:
When the DXLabLauncherSetup completes, click the OK button:
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).
To install an uninstalled application, click the appropriate Launcher button:
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.
To upgrade an installed DXLab application, see [:UpgradeApplication:Upgrading a DXLab Application]
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[:InstallingDXLabApplications:Installing DXLab Applications]
[:GettingStarted:Getting Started with DXLab]