The section provides the procedures to install the CompuSync software.
Windows 7/2003/2000/XP: May require reboot after installation. Administrator rights are required for installation. Can either run as a background service or can be started when the local user logs in to Windows.
Windows NT 4: Service Pack 3 or above for NT v. 4.x Updating of older DLLs may be necessary. May require reboot after installation Administrator rights are required for installation. Can either run as a background service or can be started when the local user logs in to Windows.
Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 users should consider using the service. The “service” option shows the status of the CompuSync Service and allows you to stop and start the service. In Windows, a service is a separate process that runs independently of any application and is normally active whenever the computer is running. When enabled, the CompuSync Service runs whenever the computer is running. It functions identically to the application in checking the clock and keeping the time correctly set.
Windows may incorrectly identify the GPS Receiver as a “Microsoft Serial” or “Microsoft Serial BallPoint” mouse. If this occurs, Windows may then install software that inhibits communication with the GPS, or which causes the mouse cursor to respond erratically. You can check for this by looking in the Windows Device Manager to see if a second “Serial” or “BallPoint” mouse is assigned to the same COM port that is utilized by the GPS Receiver. If it's installed on the same port, disable that mouse in the Device Manager.
Prior to installation, uninstall any previous version of the CompuSync Software. Also, it is recommended to close any open applications.
Verify operating system compatibility.
Insert the CompuSync CD into your computer’s CDROM drive.
Click on the Start button, scroll up and select Run. Type d:\setup, where ”d” is your CDROM drive letter. If “d” is not your CDROM drive letter, substitute the correct letter. Press Enter or click OK.
The Install Shield Wizard opens to guide you through the program setup progress. Once the Install Shield Wizard is installed, it is ready to install the Primex CompuSync Software on your computer. Click Next.
The software will ask if the program is to be installed for all users or just one. Select the desired option and click Next.
The software will ask if CompuSync is to be installed as a service. Select the desired option and click Next.
The software will ask for a key code. This code is located on the back of the CD jacket. If using the trial version, enter TRIAL as the Key. Type in the key and click Next.
A Registration Information screen will appear with the option to enter a User Name and Organization. Type in the Name and Organization and click Next.
Verify that all information is correct and click Next.
The Setup will ask you where to install the CompuSync files. Click Next to accept the default directory or click Browse to select a different directory.
The software will ask if you want to backup replaced files. To back them up, click Yes. If backup files are not required, click No.
If the backup option is selected, the setup will place the files in the location listed on the screen. Click Next to continue.
Setup will now begin installing the CompuSync Software. Click Next to continue. The Install Shield will copy the CompuSync files to your computer.
If Windows Time Service is running, the software will recommend that you stop it. This is a required step if you plan to use CompuSync as an NTP timeserver.
When installation is completed, the following screen will appear. Click Finish to exit Install Shield.
On certain versions of Windows you may be asked to restart to complete the installation. If so, click Yes to restart your computer. CompuSync is now installed on your computer.
When installing on a Windows 2000 or XP computer, the GPS Receiver may be incorrectly identified as a “Microsoft Serial BallPoint” mouse. If asked, do not install the “Serial BallPoint Mouse” when prompted.