Supported platforms: OS Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP/Embedded/2003-19Server
. See PROMOTIC system news
For OS Windows XP
installation the PROMOTIC system since version Pm8.3.0
requires higher version of Windows Installer 4.5
The PROMOTIC system installation package contains all components stated in the pricelist. It is possible to use all components in the Demo/Freeware mode. In order to use all components for unlimited time in applications bigger than 30 variables it is necessary to purchase the corresponding licences.
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Before the first download we highly recommend you to read the following instructions carefully.
Note: The version number of the PROMOTIC system:
The PROMOTIC system is continuously innovated by its authors. Every new PROMOTIC version is marked by the number of Service Pack (this is important to know, for example, for later updates by newer versions, on technical questions, etc.). The PROMOTIC version is labeled as follows:
Promotic8.XX.YY - where "XX" is version number and "YY" is the number of Service Pack (e.g. "Promotic8.3.32")
FIRST installation of the PROMOTIC system 8
With the permission level Run as administrator
launch the Promotic8xxyy.msi
installation file and follow the setup instructions.
Upgrade of older PROMOTIC version 8 installed in the computer
Run the Promotic8xxyy.msi
installation file as Administrator
. The installation program recognizes the previous version (if) installed and displays the information in the window. By resuming the installation you upgrade the older version automatically.
There may be some situations when uninstallation of the older PROMOTIC version is necessary before installing the newer version (this situation will be detected by the installation program).
The transition between PROMOTIC 6 or 7 to PROMOTIC 8
The PROMOTIC 8 installation will recognize, whether there is any previous PROMOTIC 6 or 7
version installed on the computer and offers (in the window) these two options:
1) terminate the running installation, uninstall the previous version a re-launch the installation of the new version
2) or install the new PROMOTIC 8 into another installation folder (e.g. C:\Pm8).
Remove the PROMOTIC 8
Select Add/Remove Programs
from the menu option Start/Settings/Control Panel
in OS Windows
(this may differ by the OS version). From the list of installed programs select the item PROMOTIC8
and confirm it by the button. The installation program opens the window where you select and confirm the required option.
Note: During the uninstallation a box with a warning can appear (in exceptional cases) that some of ActiveX files cannot be removed from Windows
registry. This warning appears if the folder of the original installation was deleted, renamed or the named file of ActiveX was deleted, moved, upgraded or registered in a different way than by means of the installation program. The warning can be cancelled without effecting the functionality of the operating system.
Running the installation process with parameters
The PROMOTIC system installation process uses the services of Windows Instaler
). Therefore it is possible to run the installation or uninstallation process with parameter(s) that are supported by Windows Instaler
For example the /quiet
parameter runs the automatic hidden installation into default folder. I.e. into: ?:\Program Files\Promotic
for 32bit OS Windows
and ?:\Program Files (x86)\Promotic
for 64bit OS Windows
Syntax: Promotic8xxyy.msi /quiet
The complete list of parameters can be obtained by: msiexec /help
Possible installation problemsProblem with Windows Remote Desktop installation
The installation of Hardware (USB) licence key
driver is a part of the PROMOTIC system installation process. Because the access to HW resources of the server is limited in this mode, the installation of this driver must be executed locally
. See: PROMOTIC system and Windows remote desktop (RDP)
Tips and recommendations
We recommend the following methods for beginners to familiarize with the PROMOTIC system:
- After installation of the PROMOTIC system, look up the chapter THE PROMOTIC COURSEBOOK
in the on-line PROMOTIC documentation. In this chapter the basics of working
with the PROMOTIC system are described.
- When working with the system, use built-in on-line PROMOTIC documentation
(the context help - can be opened by pressing the F1