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Installation of Manifold® Release 8
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- Release 8 installation packages come in one form: .exe files that are Windows Installer packages. Release 8 installation packages are not published as portable installations. Download the Release 8 installation packages from the Release 8 Downloads page.
- Install the package using the installation instructions on this page.
- Launch Release 8. The first time 8 is launched it will raise an Activation dialog. Enter your serial number to activate. For details, see the Activation Guide page.
- Learn to operate Release 8 by reading the User Manual.
Release 8 builds are cumulative, including all new features and fixes issued in previous builds. You don't need to install any previous builds to get everything in the latest build.
Windows Installer Packages
Release 8 installation packages are .exe Windows Installer installation packages, either for 64-bit Windows or for 32-bit Windows. You cannot install a 64-bit installation package on 32-bit Windows. Install or uninstall as follows.
- A Windows Installer package is a .exe file. Double-click the .exe file to launch the installation.
- Windows may complain the package is an unrecognized app, or that the publisher is unknown. Ignore those warnings and run the installation anyway.
- Installation dialogs are the usual, obvious dialogs. Press the Install button and otherwise click through the dialogs.
- In addition to installing Release 8, if necessary the package will install or update any Microsoft pre-requisites, such as the C++ Redistributable package. When finished, the dialog will announce the installation is successfully completed. Press the Close button to close the dialog. Release 8 is now installed.
- Launch Release 8 from the Windows Start button. The first time 8 is launched it will raise an Activation dialog. Enter your serial number to activate. For details, see the Activation Guide page.
After installation, save the installation .exe file. You may need it to later uninstall or to repair an installation.
- Launch the Windows Programs and Features applet
- Click the entry for Manifold System 8 (it will be identified by the build number that was installed) and press Uninstall in the applet's menu
- The Manifold Modify Setup dialog pops open, with choices to repair or to uninstall. Press the Uninstall button.
- When finished, the dialog will announce the uninstall is successfully completed. Press the Close button to close the dialog. Release 8 is now uninstalled.
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