while replying to an Email we'd sent him last October in which we'd advised him to:I just purchased a new PC. Can I use the same link below that I used previously to install SWP?
So of course we said Yes, while also referring him to our August 2013 mailing Item 2. He tried the installation a couple of times but it ended up hanging, and there followed an exchange of Emails in which we attempted to pin down at which Step of the instructions it was failing.
Right-click the .exe file you downloaded (swp-pro550.exe, sciword550.exe or scinoteb550.exe) and select “Run as Administrator”.Once we were both working from the up-to-date set of instructions... success!
They subsequently asked:...a couple of our Academics <snip> are quite insistent that they want to stay with version 5.5 and not v6 and are asking if they can still purchase single licenses for v5.5.
We replied with the following directions:Do we need to remove the existing installation of v5.5 and then reinstall with the new link or can we delete/rename the license file that runs from the license server?
This information will be useful to other Annual Maintenance sites completing the transition to v6.0 who still wish to provide access to our software for faculty members permanently wedded to v5.5. (No criticism intended here: we've always quite liked v5.5 ourselves...)
Just delete the two-line licence file [in C:\swp55\Licenses] pointing to your server, change his serial number (to the one we supplied) from Help – System Features, and then Register from Help – Register.
This software is way too good to keep to yourself! Why not tell your colleagues and co-authors? Perhaps some Emails... maybe a blog post on a mathematics/economics forum? Even easier is to Share our Facebook page – or any of the Product pages on our website – with your Facebook friends. Thanks a lot.