DataTrace Installation Instructions

DataTrace Installation Instructions
Download Instructions for DataTrace
Please follow the steps below to download DataTrace
®
RF 1.1.8 software
RF 1.1.8 software from Mesa Laboratories, Inc.
1. Click on this link to download DataTrace RF 1.1.
8:
http://www.mesalabs.info/datatrace/DTRF_118.exe
2. Select the option to save the “DTRF_118.exe” fil
e to your local hard drive
3. After the “DTRF_118.exe” file has been successfu
lly downloaded, open up My Computer and
then browse to the folder on your local hard drive where this file has been stored.
4. “DTRF_118.exe” is a self-extracting zip file. D
ouble-click on it to extract the files.
5. Once the extraction is complete, a new folder na med “DTRF” will be created.
6. Double-click on the DTRF folder to browse its co
ntents. In this folder, the following files and
folders can be found:
7. Double-click the “Launch.exe” file. The DataTra
appear:
ce 1.1.8 Setup welcome window below will
MesaLabs
DataTrace RF
®
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To install DTRF 1.1.8 on a new computer that does
not have any version of DataTrace software
installed, please go to page 2 of this document and
follow the steps in the Installation
Instructions for DataTrace RF 1.1.8 Software
section.
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To upgrade your existing environment to DTRF 1.1.8
, please go to page 3 of this document and
follow the steps in the Upgrade Instructions for DataTrace RF 1.1.8 Softwar
e section.
DTRF 1.1.8 Installation Instructions
Installation Instructions for DataTrace® RF 1.1.8 software
These Instructions are applicable to systems that DO NOT have any version of DataTrace
Software installed.
To install DataTrace RF 1.1.8 onto a “fresh” system (a computer that does not have any version of
DataTrace software installed), please follow the steps below:
1. From the DataTrace 1.1.8 Setup welcome window (shown above), click the Install/Upgrade
DataTrace for Windows (DTW) 4.05 Database menu option.
2. Then follow the on-screen instructions to install DTW 4.05
Before installing/upgrading DTRF, click the DTW icon on the desktop and verify it opens properly
and that a Report can be viewed. If DTW is not functional, do NOT install DTRF. Contact Mesa
Laboratories for assistance in debugging a DTW installation issue.
3. Once DTW 4.05 has been successfully installed and verified that it is working properly, click the
Install/Upgrade DataTrace RF 1.1.8 for Windows menu option on the DataTrace 1.1.8 Setup
window.
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to install DTRF 1.1.8
5. Once DTRF 1.1.8 has been successfully installed, click on the Installation Instructions menu
option on the DTRF 1.1.8 Setup window, then follow the Installation Instructions for
DataTrace® RF USB Interfaces section to install the USB driver for the DataTrace PC Interface.
DTRF 1.1.8 Installation Instructions
Upgrade Instructions for DataTrace® RF 1.1.8 software
These Instructions are applicable to systems that already have some version of DataTrace for
Windows (DTW) database and DataTrace RF (DTRF) software installed.
To determine the version of existing DTW database and DTRF installed on the computer, please
follow the steps below:
a. Launch DTW from the desktop icon. Write down the version at the upper left corner of the
main DTW Control Window. Then close DTW.
b. Launch DTRF from the desktop icon. Click on the Help menu option in the top tool bar. Then
select About DataTrace RF menu option. Then write down the version displayed in the About
DataTrace RF informational window. Then close DTRF.
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If the existing DTW installation is version 4.02 or older and DTRF has never been installed; or
that DTW is currently not functional, or a security mode change is desired, please go to Scenario
1 below.
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If the existing DTW installation is version 4.04 and is functional and DTRF has never been
installed, please go to Scenario 2 below.
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If the existing DTW installation is version 4.05 and is functional and existing DTRF version is
older than 1.1.6, please go to Scenario 3 below.
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If the existing DTW installation is version 4.05 and is functional and existing DTRF version is
1.1.7, please go to Scenario 4 below.
Scenario 1: DTW 4.02 or older exists and DTRF has never been installed, or, DTW
is not functional, or, a security mode change is desired:
1. If the DTW database contains data that is desired, launch DTW from the desktop icon, then use
the DTW Utilities screen to archive your existing profiles. Make sure that the archived file is
saved in a safe location, away from the DTW installed folder (typically at: C:\Program
Files\DataTrace).
2. Then, access the Windows’ Control Panel, select Add/Remove Programs and uninstall / remove
DataTrace for windows. When finished, use Windows Explorer and access C:\Program Files\, if
a DataTrace folder is found, delete it and all its contents.
3. Click the Install/Upgrade DataTrace for Windows (DTW) 4.05 Database menu option on the
DataTrace 1.1.8 Setup window and follow the on-screen instructions to install DTW 4.05.
4. After DTW has been successfully installed, find and click the DTW icon on the desktop to launch
DTW. It may prompt you to set the Application Data folder. It is recommended that the default
option is used. Then make sure that DTW can be launched and is functional.
5. If necessary, access the Archive/Restore Profiles function in the Utilities tab to restore all of your
old data profiles, using the archived file done in Step 1.
6. When completed, close DTW before proceeding to install DTRF.
7. Once DTW 4.05 has been successfully installed and verified that it is working properly, click the
Install/Upgrade DataTrace RF 1.1.8 for Windows menu option on the DataTrace 1.1.8 Setup
window, and follow the on-screen instructions to install DTRF 1.1.8
DTRF 1.1.8 Installation Instructions
Scenario 2: DTW 4.04 exists and is functional; and DTRF has never been installed:
There is no need to uninstall any software. Please follow the steps below to install DTW 4.05 and DTRF
1.1.8:
1. Before proceeding with the installation, it is always a good idea to archive all existing data
profiles. Launch DTW from the desktop icon, and then use the DTW Utilities screen to archive
your existing profiles. Make sure that the archived file is saved in a safe location, away from the
DTW installed folder (typically at: C:\Program Files\DataTrace).
2. Click the Install/Upgrade DataTrace for Windows (DTW) 4.05 Database menu option on the
DataTrace 1.1.8 Setup window and follow the on-screen instructions to install DTW 4.05.
3. After DTW has been successfully installed, find and click the DTW icon on the desktop to launch
DTW. It may prompt you to set the Application Data folder. It is recommended that the default
option is used. Then make sure that DTW can be launched and is functional.
4. Verify that all existing data profiles are still available in the database. If for some reason that they
have disappeared, restore them back from the archived file that was done in Step 1.
5. When completed, close DTW before proceeding to install DTRF.
6. Once DTW 4.05 has been successfully installed and verified that it is working properly, click the
Install/Upgrade DataTrace RF 1.1.8 for Windows menu option on the DataTrace 1.1.8 Setup
window, and follow the on-screen instructions to install DTRF 1.1.8
Scenario 3: DTW 4.05 exists and is functional, and existing DTRF version is older
than 1.1.6:
1. There is no need to un-install DTW 4.05 since it already exists and is functional. However, the
existing DTRF will need to be un-installed. To do so, access the Windows’ Control Panel, select
Add/Remove Programs and uninstall / remove DataTrace RF application. When finished, use
Windows Explorer and access C:\Program Files\, if a DataTraceRF folder is found, delete it and
all its contents.
2. Before proceeding with the installation, it is always a good idea to archive all existing data
profiles. Launch DTW from the desktop icon, and then use the DTW Utilities screen to archive
your existing profiles. Make sure that the archived file is saved in a safe location, away from the
DTW installed folder (typically at: C:\Program Files\DataTrace).
3. Click the Install/Upgrade DataTrace for Windows (DTW) 4.05 Database menu option on the
DataTrace 1.1.8 Setup window and follow the on-screen instructions to install DTW 4.05.
4. After DTW has been successfully installed, find and click the DTW icon on the desktop to launch
DTW. It may prompt you to set the Application Data folder. It is recommended that the default
option is used. Then make sure that DTW can be launched and is functional.
5. Verify that all existing data profiles are still available in the database. If for some reason that they
have disappeared, restore them back from the archived file that was done in Step 1.
6. When completed, close DTW before proceeding to install DTRF.
7. Once DTW 4.05 has been successfully installed and verified that it is working properly, click the
Install/Upgrade DataTrace RF 1.1.8 for Windows menu option on the DataTrace 1.1.8 Setup
window, and follow the on-screen instructions to install DTRF 1.1.8
DTRF 1.1.8 Installation Instructions
Scenario 4: DTW 4.05 exists and is functional, and existing DTRF version is 1.1.7:
1. There is no need to un-install DTW 4.05 and DTRF 1.1.7 since they already exist and are
functional.
2. Before proceeding with the installation, it is always a good idea to archive all existing data
profiles. Launch DTW from the desktop icon, and then use the DTW Utilities screen to archive
your existing profiles. Make sure that the archived file is saved in a safe location, away from the
DTW installed folder (typically at: C:\Program Files\DataTrace).
3. Click the Install/Upgrade DataTrace for Windows (DTW) 4.05 Database menu option on the
DataTrace 1.1.8 Setup window and follow the on-screen instructions to install DTW 4.05.
4. After DTW has been successfully installed, find and click the DTW icon on the desktop to launch
DTW. It may prompt you to set the Application Data folder. It is recommended that the default
option is used. Then make sure that DTW can be launched and is functional.
5. Verify that all existing data profiles are still available in the database. If for some reason that they
have disappeared, restore them back from the archived file that was done in Step 1.
6. When completed, close DTW before proceeding to install DTRF.
7. Once DTW 4.05 has been successfully installed and verified that it is working properly, click the
Install/Upgrade DataTrace RF 1.1.8 for Windows menu option on the DataTrace 1.1.8 Setup
window, and follow the on-screen instructions to install DTRF 1.1.8
DTRF 1.1.8 Installation Instructions
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