UPDATE -- OrchidWiz Encyclopedia X5.1
The December 2018 update is now available for download. It includes 786 new hybrids registered until September 30, 2018, an additional 550 AOS awards given until the end of November, and another 24,420 image references, courtesy of Bob Betts in Blenheim, Ontario, Canada. Please note you must have OrchidWiz Encyclopedia X5.0 already installed on your computer in order for the update to work. Click below to download:
The download will start automatically once you click the above link. DO NOT click "click here to start the download" or a second download will start.
FULL DOWNLOAD -- OrchidWiz Encyclopedia X5.1
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 X5.1 (200,000 images, about 10 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 inside. 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:
You will need to have all the files under the same folder in your computer before double-clicking Setup.exe to start the installation.