Installing J-Bird 0.5.2 on Microsoft Windows XP
- You need administrative privileges to install J-Bird in the
usual location for applications (i.e., C:\Program Files\J-Bird).
You'll need to either sign on as the administrator or be a user that
has administrator privileges. Alternatively, you can install
J-Bird privately using ordinary privileges. You might choose to
install it in C:\Documents and Settings\YOURID\J-Bird.
- Install the Java Runtime if you need one and wish to install
it manually. The process should
be a matter of clicking on the icon and following the install steps.
Recall that Windows Vista users must manually install the Java Runtime.
- Before starting the installer that you downloaded, you may need
to make it executable. Try running it by double clicking on it.
If that fails, you need to set permissions as follows.
Right-click on the installer, select properties. To
make it executable select the security tab and enable read and execute for
everyone. On some older versions of XP, you may need to enable Windows
95/98 compatibility, click on the compatibility
tab and enable either Windows 95 or Windows 98.
- To start the installer, click on the file JBirdSetup_V0_5_2_Windows.exe that you
down-loaded. The installer will attempt to locate
your Java runtime, and it will probably succeed and start Java
without your assistance. If it fails to locate a Java runtime, it
will ask whether you would like to have one installed. If you assent,
the installer will quit after it installs Java, and you will need
to restart it to install J-Bird.
- If you are installing for the first time, you will see during the install an
Update screen indicating that
no previous version of J-Bird has been found by the
installer. Just click "Next" to move on to the install. (If you
are upgrading, the screen in question will identify the
existing version and ask if you want to upgrade.)
- If you elect to have shortcuts installed, you can run the database
builder and J-Bird from
Start -> Programs -> J-Bird.
Otherwise, launch scripts will be available in the folder
in which you install J-Bird.
You are now ready to launch J-Bird.
Page updated 25 March 2007