See the Minimum System Requirements prior to installing PC-SPAN.
Obtaining PC-SPAN Version 4
Complementary copies of PC-SPAN software can be downloaded through CME Core by all users. To Download, log on to CME Core with your CME Group Login, or create a new one. Navigate to the downloads center, and then to software. Download the most recent version of PC-SPAN, selecting the 32 bit option.
For example, the file might be named PCSpan_x64_4.5.610_A_73.zip to indicate that it is for "build number 610" of PC-SPAN 4.5. You can download this file to any convenient directory on your hard disk or network drive. For example directory C:\Users\<User-ID>\Downloads would be a logical place to store the installation file you have downloaded.
Starting the PC-SPAN version 4 installation
- Close any other programs which may be running.
- Using the Windows Explorer, the "My Computer" folder, or the "Run..." command from the Start menu, find the downloaded installation file -- for example, "PCSpan_x64_4.5.610_A_73.zip".
- Upzip the file and run "setup.exe" to install.
If you have a previous version of PC-SPAN installed, please uninstall it first or the setup wizard will detect the existing one and prompt to uninstall first.
PC-SPAN Version 4 Installation Process
Select Next to continue the installation. Tthe PC-SPAN version 4 software license agreement screen will display:
Please read the entire agreement. If you accept its terms, select Yes to continue. Otherwise, click No to abort the installation.
Next, the Choose Destination Location screen will display, so that you can select the location where PC-SPAN version 4 will be installed:
You can specify any directory on any drive (hard disk or network drive). As you can see, the default location is C:\SPAN4 (recommended).
Click Next to continue. If the destination directory does not already exist, you will be prompted for confirmation that it should be created.
The installation program will now install PC-SPAN. A shortcut PC-SPAN icon will be placed on the desktop.
Click Close to exit installation process.
Top level Directory Structure Upon PC-SPAN Installation
PC-SPAN can be easily uninstalled using standard Add/Remove Programs dialog in Windows Control Panel.