Winlog32 - Amateur Radio Logging Software - © G0CUZ

Winlog32 Full Release and Update.

General FULL release version: v7.3.41
Release date: 7 January 2021
File name: wl32v73.exe
File size: 11 MB
A full installation package of Winlog32.
For a new installation or to update older versions.
Minor release version: v7.3.42
Release date: 20 May 2021
File name: wl32.zip
File size: 1.5 MB
To update an EXISTING and recent installation only.
This is a manual update - please see 'readme' file in zip for instructions.

INSTALLING FOR THE FIRST TIME

IF INSTALLING ONTO VISTA, WINDOWS 7, WINDOWS 8 or WINDOWS 10 THEN PLEASE SEE COMMENTS ON VISTA/W7/W8 BELOW.

To install Winlog32 for the first time, 'save' the above file to your desktop or other suitable folder on your computer by clicking on the >DOWNLOAD WINLOG32< link above to run the self-installer. The Winlog32 self-installer program will auto-run and please follow the installation instructions.

N.B. You may get some Windows security prompts, you will have to accept these to continue downloading and/or installing e.g. "This file could harm your computer....", "This file is not commonly downloaded...", "Windows protected your PC...." etc., there are options to bypass these warnings.

* * * VISTA - WINDOWS 7 - WINDOWS 8 - WINDOWS 10 * * *

Do NOT install into ..\Program Files Folder, due to modern operating systems file security behaviour you are strongly advised NOT to install into the ..\Program Files\ folder or sub-folders thereof, choose or make another folder like C:\HAM\ or C:\WINLOG32\ etc.

Download the above FULL release to your desktop or other suitable folder on your computer.
Double-click on this file to run the self-installer. The Winlog32 self-installer program will auto-run, follow the installation instructions.

UPDATING AN EXISTING VERSION WITH FULL INSTALL

You are encouraged to keep Winlog32 up-to-date with any new version made available.

It is NOT necessary to un-install an older version of Winlog32, however see following paragraph.

You can update an existing version using the FULL install which will provide all the lastest updates that are required for that version. This is essential if you have not updated Winlog32 for some time (more than a year or so).

With the full installation; the install path may be choosen correctly by the installer however confirm this before proceding as this is not always the case, if incorrect click the "Change Directory" button and select and double-click the correct folder of your CURRENT Winlog32 installation, ensure that that it appears correctly as the "Directory" path in the install dialog, this is IMPORTANT! ALL update problems are caused by not observing this.

Continue with the set-up, and your previous Winlog32 version will be updated to the latest version available.

LOG database and ancillary database files will be unaffected.

The 'Changes.txt' file installed will contain a summary of the version changes.

UPDATING AN EXISTING VERSION USING MINOR UPDATE

The Minor Update requires manually copying and pasting the updated files from the zip file into your existing Winlog32 folder and/or sub-folders.

Modern windows versions come with a zip file handling program, once the zip is opened by double-clicking, the files can be dragged into the Winlog32 folder if open in another window, or use the copy/paste methods as with any other files, keyboard 'ctrl+C' (copy), 'ctrl+V' (paste)

Another method is to right-click the file name in the zip, and select 'copy', then navigate to the Winlog32 folder and right-click 'paste'.

You may be asked whether you want to replace the existing file, yes you do.

Instructions on how to handle the files is included in 'readme.txt' in the zip file and should be referred to before attempting the update.