Downloading and Installing RPN Calculator
Note: RPN Calculator was developed and compiled using Visual Basic 6.0 on a Windows XP Pro
system. It is fairly basic and I know of no reason it will not work on earlier Windows operating
systems, but I am unable to test it on such.
RPN Calc is distributed as a single executable or as an install package, in zip file format.
To install the executable alone, click on the
zip download link and save the file on your computer. Open the zip file and
extract the file "RPNCalc.exe". Place this file where ever you'd like (eg. C:\Program Files\RPNCalc\).
Using Windows explorer, browse to this folder, right click on the executable and drag the mouse pointer
onto your desktop. Select "create shortcut here" when prompted by Windows. You now have access to the
program from your desktop. This method, however, will not have the program "registered" by the Windows
operating system - ok.
Full Package Install
For a more formal installation one can download the full package install
file. Since the next steps will extract a number of files from the zip package, and
after installation you will be able to remove these temporary files, it is
recommended that you create a temporary directory to store the zip file in. To install the program:
- Unzip the file
- Using WinZip, or some similar
package, open "rpn_package_V1.1.zip" and extract all the files into the temporary directory.
- Using "Start" - "Run" from the Windows menu bar, browse to the temporary
directory and select "setup.exe" (or using Windows Explorer, double click on
the "setup.exe" filename).
- The setup wizard will guide you through your installation. It is
recommended that you accept the default locations suggested by the wizard, only
because all combinations of other settings have not been verified.
- "RPN Calculator" will now appear in your Start-menu.
- Give it a spin.
- You may now remove your zip file and all the temporary files.
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- Occasionally during installation Windows reports an error that reads:
An access violation occurred while copying the file"
This means that you already have the file on your system and it is currently in
use by another application (perhaps the installation program itself). If you get this, simply
click "Ignore" and the installation should continue and complete successfully.