Installing PocketSurvey on your PC

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The set-up program (POCKETSURVEY.EXE) will copy the required files to your hard disk and configure your system. It is a good idea to close all running Windows applications before running the set-up program.

You can run the set-up program from the PocketSurvey CD or from your hard disk if you have downloaded it from the Internet. Installing PocketSurvey is easy; simply follow the on screen instructions presented by the installation program.

Green Installation

The PocketSurvey installation is known as a 'green' installation. This means that it will not place files anywhere other than in its own directory, nor will it add programs to your Windows folder. This means that should you choose to remove PocketSurvey from your system you will not have any redundant files remaining on the computer.


Note

For ease of re-installation PocketSurvey adds a few lines to a file called WIN.INI but this will not harm your system.

For more information about what is installed, see "Appendix B -- Files & Folders".

Using PocketSurvey on a Network

PocketSurvey is designed so that it can be installed on a network server in any desired folder and shared by several users if required. Users can choose where they store their questionnaire files, and to prevent others inadvertently loading or overwriting their files this could be in a private data area on the server or on the user's own hard or floppy disk. If you are unsure of how you could use PocketSurvey on your network, you should speak to your network manager or contact Handheld Systems for advice.


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