Changes between Version 4 and Version 5 of InstallWindows


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    11= Installing GSAS & EXPGUI on Windows =
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    3 This procedure describes a new way to install GSAS & EXPGUI directly from a subversion repository. In this method the distribution file, http://11bm.xor.aps.anl.gov/downloads/gsas/svnload/gsas+expgui_svn.exe (for Windows) does not need to change when the program is updated. Instead the latest version of the programs are downloaded from the server when the program is installed. Subsequently, if there are updates to GSAS or EXPGUI, an update can be made where only the files that have been changed are downloaded and installed. This update can be done using the File/Update... menu option in EXPGUI or by executing the bootstrap.bat file in the GSAS directory.
     3This procedure describes a new way to install GSAS & EXPGUI directly from a subversion repository. In this method the distribution files
     4do not need to change when the program is updated. Instead the latest version of the programs are downloaded from a server when the program is installed (an internet connection is required). Subsequently, if there are updates to GSAS or EXPGUI, an update can be made where only the modified or added files are downloaded and installed. This update can be done using the File/Update... menu option in EXPGUI or by executing the bootstrap.bat file in the GSAS directory.
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    56Note this distribution is for Windows-XP or later. Windows-2000 might work; Windows-95, -98 & -ME are not supported. Also, this distribution does not include an option to uninstall the software. This was removed since it seemed to cause security conflicts for some non-sysadmin users. If you want to uninstall the software you can delete the folder and shortcuts. A few registry items will remain, but they cause no effect and are a lot of work to remove.
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    7 == How to install GSAS & EXPGUI ==
     8== How to install GSAS & EXPGUI (preferred) ==
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    910 * Step 0: If you have a previous version of GSAS & EXPGUI installed, this will not update that version. You can either delete that version or keep it, but note that shortcuts to the older version will likely be overwritten and the registry keys (for right-click options) certainly will be replaced.
     
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    1920 * Step 4: In the cmd.exe window, the names of files will stream by as they are loaded (see cmdout.png attachment for what the window will look like at the end). Press Enter in this window and then click on Finish in the "Setup Complete" window. Installation is now complete. GSAS & EXPGUI can now be run.
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     22== How to install GSAS & EXPGUI from a zip file ==
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     24The packaging program used above is getting a bit old and does not run properly on some computers. It is also possible to install the same files with different process. However, this method requires more work.
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     26 * Step 1: Download file http://11bm.xor.aps.anl.gov/downloads/gsas/svnload/gsas+expgui_svn.zip
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     28 * Step 2: Open the file in the windows file browser, you should see four files and a folder.
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     30 * Step 3: Create a directory where these files should go. I recommend C:\GSAS, but any drive can be used.
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     32 * Step 4. Drag (Copy) the contents of the zip file to the new GSAS directory.
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     34 * Step 5. Run the BOOTSTRAP.BAT file in the GSAS directory to download the GSAS & EXPGUI files from the server. This file can safely be rerun if a problem occurs in the download. In fact, it can also be rerun to update the distribution.
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     36 * Step 6. Run the MAKEREGISTRY.BAT file to make registry entries that change the icon associated with .EXP files and to link GSAS applications to these files. By default, a double-click on a .EXP file will start EXPGUI, but this can be changed by editing the batch file (see comments)
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     38 * Step 7. Make shortcuts to run EXPGUI and or PC-GSAS.
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    2140== Upgrades ==