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Downloading, Installing and Unlocking Business Plan Writer

Downloading, Installing and Unlocking Business Plan Writer

CONTENTS

Part Part Part Part Part Part Part

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– Buying a Copy of Business Plan Writer – Your Website Account – Installing Your New Software – Unlocking Your New Software – Access to the Software’s Data –Network Related Issues - System Requirements

Part 1 – Buying a Copy of Business Plan Writer

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For each edition (Small Business, Social Enterprise etc) of Business Plan Writer there is a product page, shown here is the Business Plan Writer Social Enterprise Edition. Please note that if you choose to get a CD along with the download file it will cost you an extra £2.50. When you are ready to purchase click on the „Add To Cart‟ button…

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At the Shopping Cart you can check your order and if satisfied click on the „Checkout‟ or „PayPal‟ buttons…

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Then, unless you have already signed up with the website you will have to create a user account (just username, email and password needed). Once you have clicked the „Create new account‟ button you are taken to…

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The Checkout – enter a coupon code if you have one and choose the payment method suitable for you. Towards the bottom you will be asked to agree with the website‟s terms and conditions (click on the “terms and conditions” link to see what these are). When you are ready click on the „Review Order‟ button which will then take you to…

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The Review Order page where you can check everything and if satisfied click the „Submit Order‟ button which should take you to…

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A Payment Gateway (this is what you see if you chose to pay via Nochex –a similar page is displayed if you chose to pay with PayPal). Once you have paid you will be taken to the „Order Complete‟ page

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Part 2 – Your Website Account

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The Order Complete page from where you can click on the „My account‟ link to view your order history, downloads, product keys etc – you will also get some emails… Note: If in the Checkout you opted to pay by Cheque you will be taken straight here missing out a „Payment Gateway‟ and will have to make alternative payment arrangements with us (after which your download files, product keys etc will be released).

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This email (one of three sent to you) gives you a link from which you can download your new copy of Business Plan Writer. Other emails give you information on your order and your product key (which is used to unlock your software).

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This is what a „My account‟ page looks like. You must be logged in to see this page. If you are not logged in you will see a „Log in‟ link at the bottom of the main navigation menu on the website. If you are logged in, at the bottom of the main navigation menu you will see your UserName in bold followed by a „My account‟ link.

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This is the product keys section of a „My account‟ page. You will need a new product key to unlock your new copy of Business Plan Writer; the one you got from The Tool Factory will not work with the new version.

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This is where you download your copy of the software. For most people downloading the “.exe” version works best, but the security settings on some customers‟ computers may forbid “.exe” files. If this is the case download the “.zip” version and/or get in touch for support.

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Assuming you clicked on the “.exe” version it will start to download and you can choose to click the „Run‟ or „Save‟ buttons. We suggest you click the „Run‟ button as you can always get another download from the website. After a short period (depending on your internet connection) the installer will launch…

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Part 3 – Installing Your New Software

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This is the installer for Business Plan Writer which normally starts automatically after downloading. If it doesn‟t then locate the file called “Setup-BPWSE.exe" (”each edition has a different two-letter identifier, for instance the Small Business edition‟s file is called “Setup-BPWSB.exe") and double-click it to start it off. Clicking the „Next‟ button takes you to…

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This is the End User License Agreement, if you are OK with it then click the „I accept the terms of the license agreement‟ radiobutton and click the „Next‟ button which will take you to…

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The default installation location of the software – unless you have unusual requirements the default choice will probably be just fine. If you click on the „Next‟ button you will be asked…

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Whether you want to have a shortcut to Business Plan Writer on your computer‟s desktop (most people do). Clicking the „Next‟ button takes you to a…

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Review screen summarising what the installer will do. If you are OK then clicking the „Next‟ button will start the installation proper (usually a pretty quick process)…

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When the installer has finished it lets you know and offers to start Business Plan Writer on quitting. Click the „Finish‟ button to carry on.

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Part 4 – Unlocking Your New Software

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When Business Plan Writer starts (which takes a bit longer on its first opening) it will ask for the product key which you got from the website (or email). Most people use „Copy-andPaste‟ to avoid typing errors. If the code has been entered correctly then clicking the „Register‟ button…

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Opens Business Plan Writer. You will not be asked for the product key again and will now be able to use the software as normal. Please note that there is a 3-day grace period where you can use the software without a key, but after that a key must be entered to use it. Happy planning!

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Part 5 – Access to the Software’s Data Where the active database is located With Microsoft Windows XP (assuming the default installation location has been used), Business Plan Writer will attempt to access its database located at C:\Documents and Settings\§UserName \Local Settings\Application Data\Application Insight\*Business Plan Writer – Small Business\ProjectX.mdb With Microsoft Vista and Windows 7 (assuming the default installation location has been used), Business Plan Writer is directed to use a Vista-created copy of its database located at C:\Users\§ UserName \AppData\Local\Application Insight\*Business Plan Writer – Small Business\ProjectX.mdb § = the logon name of the person using the computer * = Depending on the edition of Business Plan Writer you purchased this part of the file location could read:  Business Plan Writer – Small Business  Business Plan Writer – Start Up  Business Plan Writer – Social Enterprise  Business Plan Writer – Co-operatives

Part 6 –Network Related Issues Network administrators may find the previous section “Access to the Software‟s Data” of use when installing Business Plan Writer to a network.     

The software is designed to be used on single-machines or over a network. It makes use of an Access database via MICROSOFT.JET.OLEDB.4.0 There is no „Login‟ screen so to avoid possible synchronisation problems only one user at a time should use a network-installed copy of the software The software frequently saves back to the database rather than only at the end of a session Upgrading to a new version returns the database location to its default value and the config file will need to changed back to point to the database on the file server.

Note: a separate „Installing over a Network‟ guide is available which gives more details.

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Part 7 - System Requirements RAM

Minimum 192 MB Recommended 512 or higher

Processor

Pentium III compatible or higher Minimum 500 MHz Recommended 1 GHz or higher

Display

Minimum 800 x 600 256 colours or higher Recommended 1024 x 768 High colour (16 bit)

Prerequisite Software

Microsoft NET Framework 2.0

Operating System

Windows XP Windows Vista Windows 7

Note: users wishing to install on earlier Windows operating systems or other operating systems should contact us for advice.

---------------------------Dave Kilroy Business Plan Writer 23 July 2010

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