Installing and Uninstalling

What is installed?

The installation package will install:

  • Musink
  • A collection of fonts

If you do not have the Microsoft .NET framework (ver 4.0) installed, the installer will attempt to download and install this before Musink installs. The .NET Framework is free and around 40mb.

Installation

The following instructions are for Windows 7. These general instructions can still be followed in other Windows versions, but you may have a slightly different installation experience.

Tip If you are prompted by Windows Security at any point, click Allow or Continue.

Musink Pro

This topic applies to Musink Pro only. Musink Lite users should use the Musink Lite instructions, below.

To install Musink Pro:

1. If you already have Musink Lite or Musink Pro installed on your computer, uninstall it (see uninstall instructions, below). You cannot install two versions of Musink on the same computer.

2. Purchase Musink Pro on the primary Musink site.

3. Open the email you receive from us, and click on the download link, or copy and paste it into your browser

4. Save the downloaded file to your desktop, and double-click it

5. You will be walked through the installation process.

5.b If you do not have the .NET framework installed, the installer will download and install it

6. Once installation has completed, activate Musink Pro by following these instructions.

Musink Lite

This topic applies to Musink Lite only. Musink Pro users should use the Musink Pro instructions, above.

To install Musink:

1. Download the installation files from here for free to your desktop

2. Double click the downloaded exe file

3. The Musink Setup Wizard will Open. Follow the prompts.

4.a. Once you have passed the prompts, installation will begin.

4.b. If you do not have the .NET framework installed, the installer will attempt to download and install it.

5. You will be notified once installation has completed.

Uninstallation

Tip If you are prompted by Windows Security at any point, click Allow or Continue.

Musink Pro

1. On your old computer, export all templates that you have created to a USB memory stick or similar. The export function is found in the Template Editor.

Warning! Templates are deleted during the uninstall process. If you do not perform the above step, you will permanently lose any templates you have created.

2. Add Or Remove Programs from the Control panel, and uninstall in the normal way. This will also remove the fonts that shipped with Musink.

3. If you reinstall Musink, import the templates you exported in the first step

Musink Lite

To uninstall Musink, open Add Or Remove Programs from the Control panel, and uninstall in the normal way. This will also remove the fonts that shipped with Musink.

Full Uninstallation

Uninstallation will not remove settings files from your computer, in case you wish to reinstall Musink later. These files take up very little space. If you are uninstalling Musink because of a bug, and wish to reinstall it, you should delete these files. To manually remove these:

  1. Uninstall Musink in the normal fashion
  2. Press the start button.
  3. In Windows XP, press All Programs then Run. In Windows 7 and Vista, type Run, then select Run from the list of programs that appear.
  4. Run will open. Type %APPDATA% and Press OK
  5. A folder will open in a new window.
  6. Select a folder called Musink, if one exists, and press delete
  7. Musink will now be completely uninstalled.

Uninstallation will also not remove one or two registry keys that hold Musink Pro license information. You should never delete these registry entries, or your licenses may corrupt, and cease to work indefinitely. Do not ever allow any registry clean up program to remove registry entries related to Musink.

Repairing and Reinstalling

If you believe Musink has corrupted, or you cannot access any templates, it is recommended that you perform a Full Uninstall (see above), then reinstall Musink. A full uninstall will ensure that any damaged files are removed from your computer.

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