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 ====== Family Historian Installation Details ====== ====== Family Historian Installation Details ======
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 +{{entry>​Installation Guide/​Family Historian/​Registration Key;See Index for related topics.}}
 +{{entry>​Registration Key;-*}}
  
 ===== Installation Process ===== ===== Installation Process =====
  
-The flowchart below summarises the steps needed to install or re-install [[glossary:​family_historian]],​ and should be performed using a Windows **Administrator** account, while ensuring **Family Historian** is __NOT__ running.+The flowchart below summarises the steps needed to install or re-install [[glossary:​family_historian]],​ and should be performed using a Windows **Administrator** account, while ensuring **Family Historian** is __NOT__ running. It is more reliable to use **Installation CD** or **Software Downloads** than internal {{fh}} **Help > Check for Updates** or similar auto-update options.
  
 Each **Bought** product whether a **Full Version** or a **Version Upgrade** should have an **Installation CD** or **Software Download**. From **Version 3** onwards, it may have a **Licence Name**, but always has a **Registration Key**. Without these you may not be able to re-install the software without having to buy a new licence. Each **Bought** product whether a **Full Version** or a **Version Upgrade** should have an **Installation CD** or **Software Download**. From **Version 3** onwards, it may have a **Licence Name**, but always has a **Registration Key**. Without these you may not be able to re-install the software without having to buy a new licence.
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 Also export each associated **Licence Details** E-mail as a text file, or type in the **Licence Details** from a CD boxed set, and save them too. This makes it easy to Copy & Paste the details during the installation process and avoid typing mistakes. Also export each associated **Licence Details** E-mail as a text file, or type in the **Licence Details** from a CD boxed set, and save them too. This makes it easy to Copy & Paste the details during the installation process and avoid typing mistakes.
  
-Since **ƒ<color #​808000>​h</​color> ​V5** you only need to keep a few details and can delete earlier versions:+Since {{fh}} ​**V5** you only need to keep a few details and can delete earlier versions:
   - Latest purchased installation **Software Download** file such as:   - Latest purchased installation **Software Download** file such as:
-    * Full Version **install_fh6.0.0_dl.exe** with only one **ƒ<​color #​808000>​h</​color>​** ​version number+    * Full Version **install_fh6.0.0_dl.exe** with only one {{fh}} ​version number
     * Version Upgrade **upgrade_fh_v5_to_v6.0.0-dl.exe** with two different leading version digits     * Version Upgrade **upgrade_fh_v5_to_v6.0.0-dl.exe** with two different leading version digits
   - Its associated **Licence Name** & **Registration Key** in the E-mail   - Its associated **Licence Name** & **Registration Key** in the E-mail
   - If it was a **Version Upgrade** then the previous version **Licence Name** & **Registration Key** in the E-mail   - If it was a **Version Upgrade** then the previous version **Licence Name** & **Registration Key** in the E-mail
  
-You could also save the [[about#​Upgrade Notes|Latest Free Upgrade Download]] to avoid the need to download it again. They have filename format **upgrade_fh6_to_6.2.2_dl.exe** i.e. free upgrade **fh6** to **6.2.2** with same leading version digit.+You could also save the [[about#​Upgrade Notes|Latest Free Upgrade Download]] to avoid the need to download it again. They have filename format **upgrade_fh6_to_6.2.6_dl.exe** i.e. free upgrade **fh6** to **6.2.6** with same leading version digit.
  
 Include this archive folder in your regular backups, or save it to an external drive, CD, DVD, or cloud storage, in case of disk failure. Include this archive folder in your regular backups, or save it to an external drive, CD, DVD, or cloud storage, in case of disk failure.