Stroboscope Step by Step Installation

Please download the Stroboscope Educational Setup and run it in your computer, you will see an open file security warning that looks like this:

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Make sure you select “Run” in the screen above. After clicking “Run”, you will see a progress indicator for the extraction of the files, and then you will be asked to allow the setup program to make changes to your computer.

Under Vista and Windows 7, this question is in a “User Account Control” Window to which you should answer “Yes”:

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Under Windows XP, this question is in a “Run As” Window. Make sure you grant the most authoritative permission when asked, by making sure you “run as administrator"; or if you are currently logged on as administrator, by un-checking the option to “protect my computer and data from unauthorized access”:

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After granting authorization, regardless of the operating system you run, you will see a brief “preparing setup” message that will vanish on its own. You should then see the Welcome Screen of the Stroboscope Educational Setup Program, over a full screen background. The Welcome screen looks like this:

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Once you click “Next”, the following screen will show up asking you to agree to the licensing terms:

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You should click “Yes” unless you don’t agree to the terms and do not want to continue installing Stroboscope.

You will then see a dialog where you can indicate the location where you want to install Stroboscope:

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If you want to accept the default, simply click “Next”. Otherwise you can click “Browse” to specify a different location and then click “Next”. After you click “Next” you will see a progress indicator, and after the files are installed you will get the “Setup Almost Complete” screen:

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You should then click what is labeled as “Finish”, at which point the Registry Editor will ask you if you want to continue. You must answer “Yes”:

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After you do so, you will get a confirmation from the Registry Editor:

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After you click “OK” in the above dialog, you will get a registration screen that you need to accurately complete, and that looks like this:

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If you do not have a key, just leave the key fields empty (not filled with spaces) and a key will be emailed to you after clicking “OK”. If you do have a key please enter it in the appropriate fields making sure you have no leading or trailing spaces in any field. If you have an Internet connection and your Firewall or your network is not blocking port 63714, you will see a brief Stroboscope banner. If port 63714 is blocked or you are not connected to the Internet, please click here for more information. If you did not enter a key, you will get the following notice:

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After you dismiss the notice, wait a couple of minutes and then check your email for a message from Stroboscope containing your key. After you have your key, you should run the Stroboscope Integrated Development Environment from the Stroboscope Educational group within “All Programs” in the Windows start menu. When you do so, you will be greeted with the registration form, where you should enter your key and then click “OK”.

When you enter a valid key in the registration form,and press OK, you will get the following successful installation notice:

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Press “OK” to acknowledge. At this point Stroboscope (as well as EZStrobe, ProbSched, and the Stroboscope Graphical User Interface) should be completely installed and ready to use.

Stroboscope is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 9733267. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.