Program Installation Process
The Installation Process is used when you are installing HATS on your computer for the first time.
After you've completed the "download process", next step is to install WeLoop.HATS on your computer.
The download will have placed a file in the location you selected. If you placed it on your DeskTop it will look something like one of these:
OK, you are now All Set to go!
Some parting notes:
The Help.Document is always available from with the application:
- A shortcut, with icon, labeled "WeLoop HATS" was placed on the desktop by the installation process. Double click on it to open the application.
- An entry was added to the "Start | All Programs" list labeled "WeLoop HATS" which contains shortcut links to:
- WeLoop HATS - Opens the application just as the desktop icon does;
- WeLoop HATS Help.Doc - Opens the Help.Document at the first page;
- WeLoop HATS ToDo.List - Opens the ToDo.List detailing the follow-up development stuff still open;
- WeLoop HATS UnInstall - will remove the entire application and associated data.
Once the install is complete and things look "normal", you can delete the install package you downloaded. If you need it later, it is always available from the website.
- From the Main.Window menu, click on "Help" and take the "Contents" option from the drop-down menu which will present the Help.Document opened to the first page
- From any window, pressing the F1-key will open the Help.Document to the page corresponding to the window from which it was initiated.
- On most windows there is a "Help" button which will open the Help.Doc to the page corresponding to the window.
If you send us a note ( HATS@WeLoop.com ) we'll be happy to send you an email anytime a new update is posted, and that is the only unsolicited email youll receive from us. PERIOD!
If you'd prefer to remain anonymous, that's OK, just check back from time-to-time to be sure you don't miss something. The "How Do I - Get and Install Updates to WeLoop.HATS" topic in the Help.Document has the details.
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In a nutshell - you just double-click on the install icon, walk through the install process, accepting the "defaults" and you are set to go.
Double-click on the installation package icon.
Depending on the version of Windows you are using, a warning that changes are about to be made to your computer may be presented. The install package, and the application software itself, is "digitally signed" to insure there have been no changes or tampering with it since it was packaged for distribution.
To decide whether or continue, check that:
If those entries are valid, responding "YES" will continue with the installation process. If the entries are not as shown, or you just don't want to go forward, click on "NO" and the process aborts.
- Program name is WeLoop.HATS
- Verified publisher is Bernard Information Systems, Inc.
The first window opens
with a "here's what we're gonna do" over-view and what I call the "standard Windows boiler-plate".
Click on the "Next" button which will present
the "Read.Me Notes" that typically cover something more-or-less important or significant, if not to you, to the software developer and he's a "sharing kind'a guy".
Take a quick glance through it and click on the "Next" button which presents
the License Agreement. If you're like me, all of that legalese holds no interest, just click on the "Yes, I accept ..." option.
If this stuff does do something for you, you may scroll through it, and/or may print it. Should the subject be of interest at some later date, a copy of the Agreement is also included in the Help.Document.
After accepting the License the "Next" button is made available. Click on the "Next" button which presents
indicating where the program files will be placed and allowing you to place them elsewhere.
You are now into the "techie stuff", and about all you can do is grit your teeth and continue on. Click on the "Next" button which presents
indicating where the data files will be located with the option to place them elsewhere. Same song, second verse, just click on "Next" which presents
the completion notice - AMEN!
The default is for you to review the Help.Document upon completion of the installation, which I'd suggest you do. Click on the "Finish" button and the fist page of the Help.Document is displayed.