Installation of Hearing Test Base

    Installation is in three steps :
  • 1) First, install the software.
  • 2) then install the data files.
  • 3) optional : install the runtime of Microsoft Access, if you don't have MSAccess yet available on your PC.

This way, you can re-install quickly and easily the software without any risk that you overwrite (and loose) the files with your own data.

Advice

The explaination step by step are much detailed, just in case, but not indispensable if you are familiar with installing softwares.

=> You can as well read quickly this page and go on directly to install.

The installation is quick : it will take you from 5 minutes to 15 minutes maximum.

The whole installation is easy, just follow the instructions step by step.

Note : MSAccess is one of the software of the Microsoft Office Pro Suite. If you don't have it, it is provided with Hearing Test Base, as a Runtime, for the use of this software.

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1) Install the software

1-1) Download the file for installation of the software

Download in the same time the file for the data, and the file for the runtime of MSAccess if you think you need it. It will be done for the next steps.

1-2) Install the software

Launch the file "Install_Hearing_Test_Base_VX_X_X.exe" (double clic on it or select it and press Enter).

    Follow the instructions :
  • Answer the end user software license agreement.
  • The installation asks you the folder where you want to install the software.
  • The installation proceeds to the copy of the files into this folder and creates the shortcuts.
    When the installation is finished, you can find the shortcut to the software in :
  • The menu [Startup => Softwares => Hearing Test Base] of Windows.
  • The file "Hearing Test Base" on the desk.

1-3) Recommendations

The software is installed, but it is useless to start the software at this step. You must first install the files that will store your data, as explain on step 2 here under.

The folder C:\Hearing_Test_Base_VX_X_X is proposed for the installation of the software. This folder is recommended. Nevertheless, you can install it in any other folder, as far as you have the rights to create and write files in it.

You can delete the file "Install_Hearing_Test_Base_VX_X_X.exe" after the installation is done, or keep it to reinstall the software at a later time.

2) Installation of the files for your data

2-1) Download the file for installation of the files of data

    Download the file for installation of the files of data, from the web site (http://www.hearing-test-base.com/howDoI/download.html)
  • The file name is "Install_HTB_Data_Files_VX_X_X.exe"
  • Put this file in a temporary folder (such as C:\Temp), or on the desktop of Windows

2-2) Install the files for your data

Launch the file "Install_HTB_Data_Files_VX_X_X.exe" (double clic on it or select it and press Enter).

    Follow the instructions :
  • The installation asks you the folder you want to have your data in.
  • The installation proceeds to the copy of the files into this folder.

Once this installation is done, you will find those two files "H_T_B_Data.mdb" and "H_T_B_Env.mdb" in the chosen folder.

If you have MS Access on your PC yet, it's finished ! you can start the software with the shortcuts.

If not, see step 3), here under, to install the MSAccess runtime.

2-3) Recommendations

    If you have used the software yet and wish to reinstall it :
  • Do some backup of your files that contain your data before to reinstall !
  • The installation will ask you to confirm before to copy the new file.
  • If you confirm, the installation will suppress your existing files with your data, and will replace them with new empty files.

The folder C:\Hearing_Test_Base_VX_X_X_Data (with "_Data" at the end) is proposed for the installation of the software. This folder is recommended. Nevertheless, you can install it in any other folder, as far as you have the rights to create and write files in it.

It is recommended to install the files in a folder different from the one where the software is. This folder will be dedicated for your data (more convenient for often and easy backups of the data).

For more information about this, see the page Connexions to the files of data

You can delete the file "Install_HTB_Data_Files_VX_X_X.exe" after the installation is done, or keep it to reinstall the software at a later time.

3) Optional : Installation of the runtime of Microsoft Access

Note : MSAccess is one of the softwares of the Microsoft Office Pro Suite. If you don't have it, it is provided with Hearing Test Base, as a Runtime version, to run this software.

3-1) Download the file of installation of the Microsoft Access runtime

    Download the file of installation of the Microsoft Access runtime on the web site (http://www.hearing-test-base.com/howDoI/download.html)
  • The file name is "Install_MSAccess_Runtime_for_HTB.exe"
  • Put this file in a temporary folder (such as C:\Temp)
  • Note : avoid to put it on the desktop of Windows. The installation will uncompress several files in this folder : it is not convenient that all these files are on the desktop.

3-2) Instal the Microsoft Access runtime

    For this installation, you must have the Administration rights of your PC (as for most of installation of softwares). :
  • If not, close this session and open a new session as an Administrator.
  • If you don't have the Administrator rights, during the installation, you are asked to type in the Administrator password.
  • This way of doing is not recommended. It is much better to install in a proper Administrator session.
  • If you don't know if you have the Administrator rights, you can try to install and if you are asked to type the password, then cancel and restart in the Administrator session.

Launch the file "Install_MSAccess_Runtime_for_HTB.exe" (double clic on it or select it and press Enter).

    Follow the instructions :
  • The installation asks you the folder where you want to uncompress the files. The folder that is proposed is the one of the installation file (the temporary folder).
  • The installation proceeds to the extraction of the files into this folder.
  • The installation then automatically launch the setup of the Microsoft Access runtime, and recommend to close all other software on the PC : click Ok.
  • The installation propose to install in the folder "C:\Program Files\Runtime_MSAccess_Pour_HTB\". Change this folder if you wish.
  • Launch the installation : click on the button on the screen (up left large button).

A message box tells you the installation is finished.

3-3) Recommendations

You can delete the file "Install_MSAccess_Runtime_for_HTB.exe" after the installation is done, or keep it to reinstall the software at a later time.

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