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4  Installation

4.1  Install

Run the setup (synsetup.exe) program e.g. with a doubleclick on the file, and follow the instructions on the screen.

If you choose to associate *.syp files with syn, you'll need write access to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE registry key. Ordinary users are not allowed to write to this key on Windows 2000, you'll need Administrator or Power User privileges, when you're using Windows 2000; Windows NT 4.0 is no problem. You will get an error message when it is not possible to write to this key, but you can just ignore it. There is no other reason to be logged on as administrator, it does not copy or replace files in your Windows or System directory.

4.2  Uninstall

This is easy: Either use the uninstall icon in the start menu, or open the Control Panel, "Add/remove software", select syn from the list and click Add/Remove. Then follow the instructions on the screen. The uninstaller will delete all registry keys, but probably not all files, you may delete them manually. The uninstaller will also not remove the shipped *.dci files, hence the program folder will remain on your system after uninstalling. You can easily delete it manually, if you don't want to keep this files.
Caution:
If you uninstall syn you will loose all your settings. If you upgrade to a newer version don't uninstall it, just run the setup program. It will detect automatically obsolete files and it will replace them with the new files.

4.3  Update

To update to a newer version from syn just run the setup program, and install it in the same directory as the old version, don't uninstall previous installations. If you want to run different versions from syn, select another program directory, but note, all versions share the same registry keys.

4.4  Repair

If you want to repair an installation, or you want to install additional components, just run the setup program again, and install it in the same directory as the existing program. The setup program should automatically choose the directory from an existing installation.


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