GenStat Discovery licenses

If you are having problems installing the license after following these instructions, please look at the Q&A at the bottom.

Installing a Discovery Edition license

If you have registered your use of the GenStat Discovery Edition you will receive a new license. The license will be sent to you within an email. With regret GenStat Discovery licences will expire on 30th June 2014, and are not likely to be renewed unless external funding is sourced.

When you receive your license you can install it as follows:

1. Make sure that you have permissions to save files in the directory where GenStat Discovery is installed.

2. Start your copy of GenStat Discovery Edition.

3. Click on the Install License…button.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. A dialog box will appear as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. To install the license choose one of the following 2 methods:

A. Within your license email select all the text and copy this to the clipboard. Within the Install License file dialog select the Install the following license text radio button. Now click the Paste button to copy the license text into the space provided.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click OK to install the license. If the license is installed successfully you will see a confirmation dialog as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.Save the contents of the license email to a file called license.txt. Within the Install License file dialog select the Install from file radio button. Now click the Browse button to locate the license file that you have saved. Change the Files of type drop-down to display text files (*.txt) and navigate to the folder you chose to contain the file. Select the file and click Open. In the example below we have located the file license.txt which was saved

in the top folder of the C drive.Browsing for License location[click image for full-size]

Click OK to install the license.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If the license is installed successfully you will see a confirmation dialog as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. To check the expiry date for your discovery key click on the Run Discovery button to start GenStat. From the Help menu select the License Details…item.Help Menu[click image for full-size]

This opens a dialog where you can view the license details including the expiry date.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The discovery license key in this example expires on 31-dec-2012

Problems Q&A

Q: I get this error message “Warning: could not install to the default locations”

A: Make sure that you have permissions to save files in the directory where GenStat Discovery is installed. This is most likely to be the case on Microsoft Windows Vista. If you do not have permissions, get a System Administrator to install the license for you. The Administrator must right-click on the GenStat Discovery icon and select ‘Run as Administrator’.