Downloading and installation FAQs

The advice below may be of assistance if you need help downloading, installing or licensing your PC based software.

Can I use the software on a PC that is not connected to the internet?

Yes, you do not need to be connected to the internet to run WinEcon. However, you do need to be connected to the internet to download and license the software.

How can I install and license the software onto a PC that is not connected to the internet?

The software is only available as a download so you will need to use a computer connected to the internet to download the software. You can then save the downloaded software onto a disc or memory pen to install the software on another PC (if it is not connected to the internet). You will also need to license the software and you need to license it on the machine you want to use it on. You have to be online to collect the licence code, so you will need to collect your licence code on a machine connected to the internet. You can then enter the licence code into WinEcon installed on the PC not connected to the internet by typing this code directly into the software licensing page but you must do this immediately you have collected the licence code. N.B. You can not copy the software successfully once it is licensed.

I get an installation error message

If your software does not download completely or gets corrupted it will not install correctly. Please download the software again. You can download the software as many times as you want.

How can I tell if the software has downloaded completely?

When you download the software you save the software to a folder. Look in this folder to find the download. Right click on the downloaded WinEcon file and select 'Properties' from the drop down list. This will tell you how big the downloaded file you have saved is. The file size should be 27.4 MB (28,813,377 bytes). If the file is smaller then the download may have failed before complete or may have been corrupted. Please download the software again. You can download the software as many times as you want.

Can I re-install my software before it is licensed?

Yes, you can install your software as many times as you like BEFORE it is licensed. If you do need to re-install your software on the same machine you would need to uninstall first. Once your software is licensed, however, you would not be able to copy it to another machine or re-install the software without applying a new licence code. N.B. New licence codes are not provided free of charge for the specially priced Student Pack.

Can I run my software once it is installed, before it is licensed?

Yes, and infact you must! To licence your software you will need to start up the program and apply the licence directly to WinEcon. And you should check that WinEcon will start up before you collect your licence, as once you have collected your licence it must be applied immediately. You will not be able to go back later and get another licence or 'store' your current licence.