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FIRST-TIME INSTALLATION OF SHEAR 97 ON YOUR COMPUTER

This is not for upgrading an existing SHEAR 97 computer workstation.

This is only for the first-time installation of SHEAR 97 on a particular computer. 

Do not perform this procedure a second time on a computer; call tech support first.

 

Step 1)

 

On Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7

before you install, you need to turn off the 'User Account Control'

 

 

        For Windows 7 or 8 or 10: Click on Start; Click on Control Panel, Click on

        “User Accounts”. Click on “Change User Account Control Settings”.

         Minimize  the “User Account Control”.

        The proper User Account Control setting is called “Never Notify”.

        Now Reboot.

 

Step 2)

 

> Download the SHEAR 97 "Trial Version Only" from the Downloads page of 

 

       go to website 

       click on Downloads

       click to download the SHEAR 97/ShearCAD ‘Trial Version Only’ to your computer

 

 

Step 3)

 

 

> Perform procedure 20.01 below, starting at step 3)

 

> Perform procedure 20.02 below

 

> Perform procedure 20.06 below

 

SHEAR 97 >> FIRST-TIME INSTALLATION OF SHEAR 97 20.01

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Note: These steps should only be done once on your computer.

If they are done a second time, your data and setup preferences

could be lost. To install again, see topic 20.011 or call us first.

1) For Windows 10 or 8 or 7: Click on Start; Click on Control Panel, Click on

“User Accounts”. Click on “Change User Account Control Settings”.

Minimize the “User Account Control”. The proper

User Account Control setting is called “Never Notify”. Now Reboot.

2) If your Master CD is more than a few months old, throw it out and Download.

Insert your Master SHEAR 97 CD. Please wait several seconds . . .

and the CD will automatically run (this is called “autorun”).

Download the SHEAR 97/ShearCAD ‘Trial Version Only’

from the “Downloads” page of website

3) Double-click and run the SHEAR 97 Installation File (it is named setupex.exe)

You are asked if you want to install SHEAR 97. Click Yes

You will be prompted each step of the way through the SHEAR 97

installation. Accept all defaults; install to the C: drive.

Click on NEXT whenever you are prompted.

4) At the conclusion of the installation, you'll be asked

to "Launch the Program" - do Not do this. Click 'Finish'.

5) If you know how, create a desktop shortcut for the file c:\shear97\S97Manual.pdf

If you don’t know how, skip this step (it’s optional); we can help you do this later.

6A) IF YOU DO NOT have a SHEAR 97 security license key:

Double click, and run "C:\SHEAR97\Sentinel Protection Installer .exe"

(this file will be found in the folder named SHEAR97 within your C: drive)

Proceed to do a "Complete Install" of this software, accepting all of the defaults.

6B) IF YOU DO have a SHEAR 97 security license key:

perform all steps in topic 20.02 "INSTALLATION OF A SECURITY KEY"

7) Click on START-SETTINGS-CONTROL PANEL-DISPLAY-SETTINGS; your screen

resolution needs to be at least 800 x 600, (preferably 1024 x 768 or higher).

In Display properties, click Settings then Advanced: Font size needs to be: 96 DPI

Windows 10, 8 and 7 calls this text size “Smaller”. SHEAR 97 needs “Smaller” text.

8) If you will be using ShearCAD or if your screen resolution is 800x600 then:

20.01 (continued)

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Click on START-SETTINGS-TASKBAR; if "Always on Top" and "Autohide" are

checked, then click Cancel; if not, click to make sure both "Always on Top" and

"Autohide" are checked, then click Apply, then click OK.

9) Create a 'shortcut' for SHEAR 97 and ShearCAD (exe files in folder c:\shear97)

With each of the above two shortcuts:

Right-click the icon. Click on Properties. Click on Compatibility.

Click on Run as Administrator. Click Apply. Click Okay.

10) Click on the SHEAR 97 icon. You will see the SHEAR 97 MASTER MENU.

Now call 317 823-3525 if you’d like a 'guided tour' of SHEAR 97!

> For Windows 10 and Windows 8:

While holding down the Windows logo key (lower left on your keyboard), press X

Now click on command prompt (admin) and type in these three commands:

 (note that there is a single space between the 2 and the c in the following)

regsvr32 c:\shear97\ss32x25.ocx and press enter to register this file

 

regsvr32 c:\shear97\vsview6.ocx and press enter to register this file

regsvr32 c:\shear97\xceedzip.dll and press enter to register this file

> For Windows 10: Open Start  and select Settings  > Devices > Printers & scanners.

Clear the checkbox beside “Let Windows Manage my default printer”.

Also, if you have not already selected a default printer, do so now.

> Go into Control Panel, Folder Options, View,

  and clear the checkbox that reads "Hide extensions for known file types".

 

>  If needed, get the free Adobe PDF viewer/printer for this computer from the website 

 

 

>  If this computer needs a PDF driver, you can get a free one from  

    It is called the "Cute PDF Writer"

    As you install the cute pdf writer, you'll want to clear the check boxes for "add-ons",

    and on the next screen, click on "Decline".

 

     SHEAR 97 >> INSTALLATION OF A SHEAR 97 SECURITY KEY         20.02

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    IMPORTANT: Your keys are valuable property, and are now in your possession.

    You must insure your SHEAR 97 keys as you would any other business asset.

    If a key is lost or stolen, immediately report this loss to the police and to your insurance

    company; you'll need to purchase a new replacement key which may cost the same

    (or even higher) than the original price.

   

    Call if you would like assistance with this procedure.

    Follow these steps to install a Security Key on your computer:

    Important note: If you haven't installed SHEAR 97, perform steps 1 thru 5 in topic 20.01

    If you have a USB style key, do NOT attach it until step 8

 

    1) These steps need to be done only once for each computer.

         If you have previously performed steps 2 thru 5, skip to step 6

 

    2) Click on "Start" button; click "RUN"; click "BROWSE"

        Click the down arrow next to the Look In box; find and click on C:

        Double click on the SHEAR97 folder in the box below

 

    3) Double click, and run "C:\SHEAR97\Sentinel Protection Installer .exe"

       (this file will be found in the folder named SHEAR97 within your C: drive)

 

    4) Proceed to do a "Custom Install" of this software.

        a) If you have a USB  style key: choose USB driver

        b) If you have a Parallel (printer port)  style key: choose Parallel driver

 

    5) After installing the above driver program,

 

    6) Shutdown your system, so that the power is turned OFF.

 

    7) This step applies to a standard parallel port key, not USB style key

 

       The key attaches to the back of your computer to any printer (parallel) port;

       it works whether or not a printer is attached to the back of the key. There are

       more pins on one side of the key than the other - be very careful that you do not try to

       install the key upside down because this could physically damage the

       key by bending the pins.

      Detach the printer cable where it plugs into your computer.

       Double-check to make sure the key is not upside down!

       Gently plug the key in with the pins facing the receptacle;

       not much force is required. Use a paper clip or small

       screwdriver to GENTLY tighten the key - DO NOT overtighten.

       Attach the printer cable to the back of the key, using the

       screws on the printer cable to fasten it to the key.

 

    8) If you have a USB style key, attach it now to a USB port

        

    9) Now Power UP your computer

 

 

 

       SHEAR 97 >> CREATING A DESKTOP ICON FOR SHEAR 97        20.06

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    Call if you would like assistance with this procedure.

 

    Follow these steps to create a desktop icon for SHEAR 97:

    (ShearCAD users should repeat this process for a ShearCAD icon)

 

    1) This only needs to be done once for each computer running

       SHEAR 97.

 

    2) Click on Start; click on Run; click the Browse button.

 

    3) Click on the down arrow to the right of the Look In box.

 

    4) Click on C:

 

    5) You may need to scroll the large box to the right, but

       locate and double click on the yellow folder named

       SHEAR97

 

    6) Double-click on SHEAR97

 

    7) In the large box below, locate Shear97 (to the left you

       will see a white rectangle with a blue stripe);

       Single RIGHT-click on the rectangle - you see a menu

 

    8) (Left) Click on Create Shortcut

 

    9) You will now see 'Shortcut to SHEAR 97'

 

    10) As you point to this shortcut, hold your left mouse

        button down - do not let up on it. Still holding your

        left mouse button down, 'drag' your mouse to the right

        outside of this box and onto your desktop;

        let up on your mouse button.

 

    11) Cancel the Browse  box; cancel the Run box.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    SHEAR 97 >> MATCHING SHEAR 97 SETUP PREFERENCES            20.07

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    If you have just completed a first time installation of SHEAR 97 on a computer which

    has never had SHEAR 97 installed on it before, and there is another computer

    in your office which has had SHEAR 97 installed for some time and the

    setup preferences are set the way you want them to be, then it is likely

    you’ll want to copy all of the SHEAR 97/ShearCAD Setup Preferences from the other

    computer to this new installation of SHEAR 97.

 

    Here is how to do that:

    

   

   Step 1) This will copy all of your setup preferences to a flash drive:

 

                From the pre-existing SHEAR 97 computer installation,

                Copy the folder named C:\SHEAR97\SYSTEM to any device

                such as a flash drive or a CD

 

   Step 2)  This will copy all of your setup preferences to the new computer:

                 Place the flash drive or other device into the new computer.

                 For example, let’s assume the flash drive is F:               

                Copy the folder named F:\SHEAR97\SYSTEM

                and paste it to C:\SHEAR97 (say yes to : “Replace the existing folder?”)

                (Make sure you do not paste it to C:\SHEAR97\SYSTEM).

 

 

 

 

 

 

        SHEAR 97 >> COPY SHEAR 97 TO ANOTHER ‘TARGET’ COMPUTER  20.80

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This assumes that SHEAR 97 has been installed previously on the ‘target’ computer.

This also assumes that your SHEAR 97 data folder is on the C: drive.

This copies all SHEAR 97 programs, data, and setup preferences.

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COPYING FROM SOURCE COMPUTER TO FLASH DRIVE

    > Close SHEAR 97 completely

    > Plug in the Flash Drive

    >  Single right click on START (it is at the lower left of your Windows Desktop)

    >  Left Click on EXPLORE (this runs the ‘Windows Explorer’ program)

    >  On the left, look for “C:” (it may read “C: local hard drive”)

    >  Underneath C:, look for the folder named “SHEAR97”

    >  Right click on the SHEAR97 folder

    > Point to SEND TO, then click on E: or F: (whichever is your flash drive)

    > If it says “SHEAR 97 folder already exists, click on YES TO ALL

    > Wait until all files are copied

    > On the Taskbar at the bottom of your screen, click on “Remove hardware”

    > Click on E: or F: (whichever is the flash drive)

    > Wait until you see the message “It is now safe to remove E: or F:”

    > Unplug the flash drive

    > End Of Procedure

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COPYING FROM FLASH DRIVE TO TARGET COMPUTER

    >  Plug in the Flash Drive

    >  Single right click on START (it is at the lower left of your Windows Desktop)

    >  Left Click on EXPLORE (this runs the ‘Windows Explorer’ program)

    >  On the left, click on E: or F: (whichever is your flash drive)

    >  In the window on the right, look for the folder named “SHEAR97”

        (note: This is the SHEAR97 folder which belongs to the flash drive, not

         the SHEAR97 folder which belongs to C:)

    >  Right click on the SHEAR97 folder

    >  Left click on COPY (note: nothing seems to happen when you do this)

    >  On the left, look for “C:” (it may read “C: local hard drive”)

    >  Right click on the C: folder

    >  Left click on PASTE

    > If it says “SHEAR 97 folder already exists, click on YES TO ALL

    > Wait until all files are copied

    > On the Taskbar at the bottom of your screen, click on “Remove hardware”

    > Click on E: or F: (whichever is the flash drive)

    > Wait until you see the message “It is now safe to remove E: or F:”

    > Unplug the flash drive

    > End Of Procedure

 

 

 

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