[HINT: You should probably print this page.]
You only get one chance to get it right!!!
The following steps (assuming Windows XP or Vista is the operating system) will help you install EcoStudy. Be sure to adjust “compatibility”! Failure to adjust compatibility properly the first time you install is a FATAL Error. This does not mean you will die. It does mean that if you don’t follow the instructions precisely, the only way to do it properly the second time around is on a different computer.
Note: Rebooting is a cure-all if EcoStudy “misbehaves” (distorts) after you install and have run it successfully.
1. Make a new folder by opening (clicking your cursor on) “My Documents,” which is probably one of the icons on your desktop. Then select “New” and “Folder.” Name this new folder “EcoStudy.”
2. Please refer back to this page for necessary help after you click on this tag.
When asked, indicate that you want to “save this file” to your computer. Save this file into the “EcoStudy” folder you created in step #1.
1. “Unzip” the EcoStudy.zip file to the EcoStudy folder by double-clicking the file. Dragging the compressed files and dropping them into the folder should work.
2. Sort the files in this folder by size. Two of the largest files are “Macrowin.exe” and “Microwin.exe”. Hold down the right-button on your mouse while dragging these files onto your desktop, and when asked, indicate that you do want “shortcuts” to these programs.
Operating this software requires adjusting Windows XP to enable functions from Windows 98.
1. “Right-click” on the “Macrowin” shortcut and choose “Properties” (Bottom of the list.)
2. At the top of the Window that opens, click on the “Compatibility” tab. Place a check in the box next to “Run this program in compatibility mode for”
3. Select “Windows 98/ Windows Me” as the preferred mode.
4. Suggestion: Select the “640x480” screen resolution.
5. Click “Apply” and then “OK.”
6. Repeat this process for the “Microwin” shortcut.
In the words of Michael Bumpers, You should now be “ready to rumm-BBLE.”
NOTE: Multitasking can pose some problems. If Macrowin or Microwin start blurring or distorting text or images, the solution is to reboot (restart) your computer. I apologize for the inconvenience.