TapRooT® Technical Tip – Windows 7 TapRooT® Software Installation
Many of you have asked us if the TapRooT® software will work in Windows 7. The answer is yes! Our Version 5 software is officially supported in Windows 7. This week I want to walk you through the steps required to install the TapRooT® software on a Windows 7 machine.
In order to install in Windows 7, the first thing you need to do is disable the User Account Control(UAC) prior to installation. The steps to do this are listed below:
Disabling User Account Control (UAC)
Go to the Start Orb and in the search box type ‘msconfig’ and press [Enter] on your keyboard. When the window comes up select the ‘Tools’ tab.
Select Change UAC Settings and press [Launch] to open the User Account Control Settings screen.
Move the slider to the bottom and press [OK]. Press [OK] again to close the MSCONFIG window.
Restart your machine to finalize this change. Once your machine has been restarted, you are ready to proceed.
To begin the software installation, double click on the TSS icon located in the folder where it was saved.
The installer will extract the files to a temporary location and begin the installation process.
After the TapRooT® files have installed, you are presented with a dialog box asking for the serial number you were provided when the software was purchased.
Enter the serial number and press [OK] to continue to the database portion of the software installation.
During this part of the installation you are presented with several dialog boxes like the one shown below:
Follow the instructions on each screen to proceed through the installation
**NOTE** DO NOT close any windows until the TapRooT® software opens. Once the software is completely installed, the TapRooT® application will open and you are ready to start your investigation.
If you are unable to successfully install the TapRooT® software, please send us an email or call Technical Support at 865-539-2139.