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Installation of TECA computer program


Program Installation


Presently TECA computer program is available in four (4) versions:

Version #1 is designed to run under the MS Windows-XP operating system, suitable for the standard format of the terminal screen. There is no need for any MS Access software to be installed, and even if there is any, the TECA program will ignore it, because it is already supplied with the Runtime Access software. To be able to read and to modify  the source code of TECA (contained in the file named teca.mdb), the presence of the MS Access 97 is necessary.

Version #2 is designed to run under the MS Windows-7 & 10 operating system, suitable for the wide format of the monitor screen. There is no need for any MS Access software to be installed, and even if there is any, then TECA program will ignore it, because it is supplied with the Runtime Access software. However, TECA must installed in the environment of WINDOWS-XP VIRTUAL MODE of Microsoft, that can be loaded (at no cost) from Internet by by clicking on http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/default.aspx. To be able to read and to modify  the source code of TECA, the presence of the MS Access 97 is necessary.

Version #3 is designed to run under the MS Windows-7 & 10 operating system, suitable for the wide format of the monitor screen, but the presence of the MS ACCESS 2000 software is required. It is recommended to install this version also in the environment of WINDOWS-XP VIRTUAL MODE of MS Windows-7 (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/default.aspx), although this Version will run also in the standard mode, except that with some limitations. Namely, in the standard mode the WINDOWS-7 environment blocks display of graphs in TECA, but fortunately it allows for all graphs to be displayed and printed as reports. For TECA to run correctly under WINDOWS-10, the WINDOWS-XP VIRTUAL MODE environment is necessary, Moreover, in the standard mode to make the HELP SCREENS of TECA active, it is necessary to load from Internet the software Win 32 WinHelp API (at no cost) by clicking on http://www.download32.com/winhelp-api-software.html. Because the MS Access 2000 is already present, the source code of TECA (contained in the file named teca.mdb) can be easily read and modified, yet only within the environment of WINDOWS-XP VIRTUAL MODE.

Version #4 is designed to run under the MS Windows-7 & 10 operating system, suitable for the wide format of the monitor screen, but the presence of the MS ACCESS 2002 software is required. It is recommended to install this version also in the environment of WINDOWS-XP VIRTUAL MODE of MS Windows-7 (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/default.aspx), although this Version will run also in the standard mode, except that with some limitations. Namely, in the standard mode the WINDOWS-7 environment blocks display of graphs in TECA, but fortunately it allows for all graphs to be displayed and printed as reports. For TECA to run correctly under WINDOWS-10, the WINDOWS-XP VIRTUAL MODE environment is necessary, Moreover, in the standard mode to make the HELP SCREENS of TECA active, it is necessary to load from Internet the software Win 32 WinHelp API (at no cost) by clicking on http://www.download32.com/winhelp-api-software.html. Because the MS Access 2002 is already present, the source code of TECA (contained in the file named teca.mdb) can be easily read and modified, yet only within the environment of WINDOWS-XP VIRTUAL MODE. 

TECA can be installed as the single-user application, with all databases residing on the User’s computer. If a network exists, TECA can be configured as the multi-user system, where the  proper program software of TECA resides on each Client computer, and the databases of various projects reside on the server.

The TECA software is provided on one (1) CD comprising 6 folders, named as follows:

 

SINGLE-USER INSTALLATION

See the next page, or click here for MULTI-USER INSTALLATION

Start on the Desktop and execute the installation, where the steps depend on the selected Version.

 

STEP #1 – Install the TECA common files - it applies to all Versions:

  1. On the supplied TECA CD disk find the directory Pack#1 Common Data.
  2. Double-click on Install.exe, and in response you will get the display shown on the adjacent FIGURE.
  3. Click OK, and if this message appears: “RegOpenKeyEx call failed…”, ignore it and click OK each time as it appears.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Wait till prompt show INSTALLATION IS COMPLETE, and then follow as explained below.

 

STEP #2 – Install the TECA program - it applies to Versions #1 and #2 only:

 The procedure is identical as that in STEP#1, except that the directory Pack#2 or Pack#3 is utilized:

  1. On the supplied TECA CD disk find the directory Pack#2 Generic XP for Version #1, or Pack#3 Generic Window7 for Version #2.
  2. Double-click on Install.exe, and in response you will get the display shown on the adjacent FIGURE.
  3. Click OK, and if this message appears: “RegOpenKeyEx call failed…”, ignore it and click OK each time as it appears.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Wait till prompt show INSTALLATION IS COMPLETE, and then follow STEP #3.

NOTE: Version #2 (wide-screen format) must be installed and run in the environment of WINDOWS-XP-MODE VIRTUAL MODE, as already described above, whereas Version #1 shall be run  under WINDOWS-XP on standard 12" and 14" terminals.

 

STEP #3 – Install the Generic MS Access Runtime - it applies to Versions #1 and #2 only:  

  1. On the supplied TECA CD disk find the directory Pack#4 Generic Runtime
  2. Double-click on Setup.exe, and in response you will get the display shown on the adjacent FIGURE.
  3. Click NEXT. In response, the prompt screen will ask for data entry into three input fields.
  4.  Enter the word WJJ into each field.
  5. Click NEXT.
  6.  Wait till prompt show SETUP HAS FINISHED.
  7. Select NO, as you should reboot later, after you complete Step #5.
  8. Click FINISH, and follow STEP #5.

 

STEP #4 – Install the TECA program - it applies to Versions #3 and #4 only:

 The procedure is similar to that of STEP#2:

  1. On the supplied TECA CD disk find the directory Pack#5 Access2000Windows7 for Version #5, or Pack#6 Generic Window7 for Version #6.
  2. Double-click on Install.exe, and in response you will get the display shown on the adjacent FIGURE.
  3. Click OK, and if this message appears: “RegOpenKeyEx call failed…”, ignore it and click OK each time as it appears.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Wait till prompt show INSTALLATION IS COMPLETE, and then follow STEP #3.

NOTE: It is recommended to install these versions also in the WINDOWS XP-MODE VIRTUAL MODE, as already described above. Otherwise, when in the standard mode, than the Win 32 WinHelp API software may be needed to read the help screens, and all graphs are available in the report format only.

 

STEP #5 – Create shortcut to TECA on the Desktop:

     
  1. Create SHORTCUT from file C:/teca.mde to the Desktop. If you do not know how to create the shortcut, ask some person from your IT Department.
  2. Right-click on the TECA icon existing on the Desktop, and select PROPERTIES.
  3. For versions #1 and #2 only, you must modify the link as follows:

    instead:  C:\TECA.mde
    make:      "C:\Program Files\PT Access 97 Runtime\Msaccess.exe" /Runtime "C:\TECA\TECA.mde

    Ensure that the text of the revised link, shown above, contains all characters, inclusive of the inverted comas and spaces. The easiest way is to copy the link expression from the file Teca_Link.txt, contained on the supplied CD. Open the file in NOTEPAD, and then copy–and-paste  (Ctr+C and Ctr+V) the text into the TECA link on the Desktop.

Restart the computer and then test the program clicking on the TECA icon on the Desktop. If it does not run, this means that the link text is not that what is shown above, as applicable to Versions #1 and #2 only.


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