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MagSurvey Software Installation

Refer to Equipment Requirements, above, for information on selecting and installing the computer, magnetometer, and differentially-corrected GPS.

Download the latest MagSurvey installation file from the Ordering Information page of this web site, then follow the instructions below.

INSTALLING ON WINDOWS 2000, WINDOWS XP, WINDOWS VISTA, Windows 7 or WINDOWS 8:

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Normally, MagSurvey will automatically begin installation after downloading from the web site.  Follow the installation instructions, using the default settings presented, and tell Windows that you trust this program.  MagSurvey needs to be installed and run in the default subdirectory, C:\MagSurvey\.  This enables the program to easily locate the support files and the stored surveys.

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If MagSurvey does not automatically install, open Windows Explorer and double-click MagSurveyZip.Exe in your download subdirectory. Note: if the installation program extracts the files, but fails to completely install the software, you can go to the Start Menu -> Run, and type C:\MagSurvey\install\setup.exe to complete the installation.  Note that MagSurvey will not harm your computer -- be persistent, and select "ALLOW" or "OTHER OPTIONS" as necessary to allow installation of third-party software such as MagSurvey.

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Note that some versions of Microsoft Windows can, at any time, install the incorrect software driver for HMI class serial equipment, such as certain GPS and magnetometer equipment.  This is NOT a MagSurvey problem -- it can affect all software used with the equipment.  For an explanation and fix, follow this link: WildCursorAndClicks .

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If reinstalling MagSurvey, Microsoft Setup will sometimes display a message that the MagSurvey.Hlp file is not newer than the existing file -- if this occurs, select "No", so that the new help file will be installed.

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MagSurvey will be set up on your computer at C:\MagSurvey\MagSurvey.exe (on some computer configurations, the .exe suffix will not be displayed by Windows Explorer, and the executable file will be listed as MagSurvey, Type, Application).  A shortcut to MagSurvey may be created on the computer screen by right-clicking MagSurvey.Exe in Windows Explorer, in the C:\MagSurvey folder. Then drag the MagSurvey(2) shortcut onto the main screen, where it may be optionally renamed.

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Note: when running MagSurvey for the first time, you may get a path access error message -- simply run the program a second time and it will automatically build the needed configuration file.

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If the displayed fonts are improper, you will need to go into Windows Control Panel to set font size to 100% (usually a default).

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You may find it beneficial to auto-hide the horizontal toolbar at the bottom of the Windows screen.

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An operatorís manual may be viewed or printed from MagSurvey.Doc using a word processor, or from MagSurvey.Hlp using Windows' built-in help capabilities.  An on-screen manual is also available under Help -> MagSurvey Manual at the top of the screen, and it may be opened in another window (Note that Vista and Windows-7 do not support the legacy Microsoft Windows .Hlp functions from within MagSurvey until you download the Microsoft fix that is indicated when attempting to use that function).

 

Perception Systems, Incorporated

8117A Northboro Ct, West Palm Beach, FL 33406 USA

Tel: 561-433-0033        Email: info@magsurvey.com