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Quarterly Update

THE X3.3 UPDATE (June 2017) is now available.  This is made available here ahead of schedule.  It will ship in late May 2017.  Make sure you first have OrchidWiz X3.0 or later full version installed (see "Full Download" below) before running this file:

OrchidWiz Encyclopedia Update X3.3 (June 2017)

The download will start automatically.  Do not click "Click here to start the download" or you will start a second download.  This will delay the first download (and cause confusion).

NOTE: When you execute the update, for about 10 minutes the computer may seem like it is doing nothing, while it loads the program into memory and gets ready to update.  You will need to "Allow" the installation as an Admin before it can install.  Windows will prompt you for this at some point in time.  If you leave the computer without allowing, the installation will exit without letting you know it failed.  

FULL DOWNLOAD -- OrchidWiz Encyclopedia X3.3

The full download of OrchidWiz from the internet is neither intuitive nor an easy process.  This is because the application is so large it cannot be compacted into a single executable like a quarterly update.  Unless you are an experienced computer and internet user, we recommend you get help from someone who has experience downloading large applications from the internet.  The download of OrchidWiz Encyclopedia X3.2 (154,000 images, about 8 GB) can take several hours, depending on the speed of your internet bandwidth.  Please make sure to read all the steps below before you start the process.  Start by downloading the Zip file, by clicking here:

 

The download will start automatically.  Do not click "Click here to start the download" or you will start a second download.  This will delay the first download (and cause confusion).  If you look at the bottom left side of your browser, you should see the file being downloaded.  After the download finishes a few hours later, click DISK1.zip.  It will open a new window showing the files contained therein.  From that window header menu, click "Extract All" and then select "Extract."  This extracts all the files from the zip file and puts them in a folder you select (the default "Downloads" folder works fine).

The default location may be called Downloads\DISK1\DISK1.  Open that folder and double-click Setup.exe.  A window might come up saying "Windows protected your PC."  Click "More info," and then click "Run anyway."  That should start the installation.

If you wish to download the individual installation files, one by one, they are located here:

DISK1

You will need to have all the files under the same folder in your computer before double-clicking Setup.exe to start the installation.