Legacy Release 8

Older Installations for Windows

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This page provides older, out of date build 8.0.30 installation files for Manifold® Release 8 for use with the legacy activation system.

Important: The installation files on this page are not supported in any way by Manifold. They are provided as a convenience for users who are willing to support themselves in using an out-of-date build.

  • For up to date installation files for Release 8 for use with the current simpler and easier activation system, visit the Downloads page.

If at all possible, instead of using an obsolete build for most users it is a much better idea to use a current build and thus automatically upgrade to the new activation system. See the discussion in the New Activation page.


  • Read the installation.txt document in the Manifold Release 8 download for Release 8 installation instructions.
  • All new Release 8 serial numbers are 64-bit. 64-bit serial numbers authorize both 64-bit and 32-bit installations.
  • If you are stuck running 32-bit Windows or if you have an older, 32-bit Manifold System serial number, you MUST use the 32-bit Installation.
  • If you don't know what license you have, check your serial number on the Serial Number Status Page. 64-bit Manifold Release 8 licenses have "x64" in their names.
  • Important: All Manifold products require Microsoft .NET. The Requirements page has links to Microsoft downloads.
  • False alarms from anti-virus programs are common. The SHA checksums published below guarantee safe downloads. Use the SHA checksum to verify the download is safe and virus-free. See the information below on how to use SHA checksums.
  • Uninstall any prior installation before installing a new Manifold Release 8 installation. If Windows Installer reports any problems, read the Windows Installer Problems page for advice.
  • Very Important: After installation, save the .msi file for future use. Windows may need it some day to uninstall or to repair an installation.

Legacy 64-bit Release 8 · Windows Installer (.msi File)

Requires 64-bit Windows and a 64-bit Manifold Release 8 Serial Number.

For 64-bit Manifold Licenses

SHA256: 331762996ef09873247f85af2162b329c09d177789f0075ad3812b298826a5a8

Legacy 32-bit Release 8 · Windows Installer (.msi File)

Requires a 32-bit Manifold Release 8 Serial Number.

For 32-bit Manifold Licenses

SHA256: b29cef3c60a5deef17fafe7d1421d93712097fad82962a5b233e9aa2d57a0355

Important: Manifold Release 8 cannot be installed or run without a Manifold Release 8 serial number. Purchase a Manifold Release 8 serial number from the Manifold Online Store.

Errors: If there are any errors when executing the downloaded file, the file was damaged during download or was not completely downloaded. Try again.


  • Manifold Release 8 documentation is online. See the Documentation page.
  • Release 8 documentation is also available in a downloaded Microsoft CHM format file. Please download and install the manifold.chm (61.3 MB) compiled Help file. Double-click on the file after downloading and follow the instructions in the How to Install this Documentation topic.
  • In some Windows systems, after downloading the manifold.chm file you may have to allow navigation to the internal web pages to see topics: in Windows Explorer right click on manifold.chm, choose Properties and then click the Unblock button.

SHA Checksums Guarantee Safe Packages

Worried about viruses? Got a false alarm from an anti-virus package? Use SHA checksums to put your mind at ease by confirming you have a safe installation package for Release 9 or Release 8.

Release 8 installation packages do NOT contain malware. Use the SHA checksum provided for each download package to confirm your installation package has not been infected and contains no malware. Normally, there is no need to do that unless your anti-virus program reports a problem. Anti-virus programs often report false alarms on perfectly-clean, virus-free files. False alarms are easy to check.

If your anti-virus program reports a problem with a Manifold installation file, you can verify that is a false alarm by using any popular tool (7zip, Microsoft, etc.) to compute the SHA checksum for the installation package you are using. If that SHA checksum matches the SHA checksum published for that package, you know for sure the anti-virus package reported a false alarm.

Windows 10 and other recent Windows editions include the certutil command line utility that will verify the SHA256 checksum for a file. To use certutil open a Command Prompt window and navigate to the folder where the file to be checked is located. Enter the following command line, for example, to check the 32-bit Release 9 installation package:

certutil -hashfile manifold-9.0.159.msi SHA256

The utility will provide a computed SHA256 hash code (another name for checksum) for the file:

SHA256 hash of file manifold-9.0.159.msi:
1d 65 79 c2 b7 2f aa 99 7f 40 2c c5 1f 92 80 de 73 0c 4f 4a 4c c5 d2 59 bf 74 7e 79 b8 d4 e0 71
CertUtil: -hashfile command completed successfully.

Compare the SHA256 checksum reported by the certutil utility to the checksum published on this page, ignoring spaces. If they are the same, you know for sure the file you have downloaded is safe.

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