1. Please print out this page then read all of the steps slowly and carefully before beginning the installation process. DO NOT start until you have read all of the instruction. Windows 7 requires several added steps that need to be completed in a precise order and correctly.
  2. With Windows 7, you must first download and install the required WinHlp32.exe file from the Microsoft Web site.  You can download either of two files, Windows6.1-KB917607-x64.msu or Windows6.1-KB917607-x86.msu. Choose the download based on your operating system.  To find out which operating system your computer is running
    1. Click Start, type system in the Start Search box, and then click system in the Programs list.
    2. The operating system appears as follows:

      • For a 64-bit version operating system: 64-bit Operating System appears for the System type under System.
      • For a 32-bit version operating system: 32-bit Operating System appears for the System type under System.

    Note If you just purchased a new Windows 7 computer, it will probably be a 64 bit operating system. If you upgraded from Vista, you might have a 32 bit operating system.  Downloading the file will install WinHelp for Windows 7.

    Note: This download is available to customers running genuine Microsoft Windows. You will be required to run Windows validation. Windows Windows 7 users must pass Microsoft Genuine validation requirements before you can download the file. Please read all the information and follow their instruction slowly and carefully.

    Microsoft Windows Windows 7 WinHelp Download (Note this link will be functional on the Download page).

  3. After a successful download and installation of the WinHelp32.exe file, click the Windows 7 Download button above or this link Boards Windows 7 Version to start your Boards by the Numbers Setup file download. Click Save File (NOT RUN) and remember where you save it (we suggest your Desktop).  Please DO NOT perform any other task (checking e-mail, working in Word or any other program) with your computer until the download has completed.
  4. Move your mouse pointer to the icon of Boards_setup_2008_Windows 7.exe File you just saved and click the right mouse button to display a popup menu. Choose Run as administrator. Then just follow the instructions. You will see many of the new Windows 7 UAC (User Account Control) prompts that will appear very ominous, however, you need to allow the installation to proceed by clicking Allow, Continue, OK or Yes to them all.
  5. The final step:
    1. Move your mouse pointer to the icon of Launch Boards on the Desktop (Green Cadusa) and click the right mouse button for a popup menu.
    2. Select "Properties" command from the popup menu.
    3. A dialog box will appear on the screen. Choose "Compatibility" tab.
    4. Click on Change Settings for all users
    5. Switch ON the checkbox "Run this program in compatibility mode" and choose "Windows XP (Service Pack 2)" and Check Run this program as an administrator
    6. Click Apply then"OK" button to confirm this new setting.
    7. Click Ok again on the Launch Boards Property dialog box
    8. Now double click Launch Boards. You will get the UAC warning. Remember always say Allow.
  6. The first time you use the program you will need to activate it. Use the serial number you received in your e-mail. Click Here to view complete instructions (with images of the dialog boxes you will see).

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