Software Release

  Date: 11/16/05
  Pages: 1

     Product: WinRVM (PC ver)
            Rev: 1.4.4           

  Author: Randy Dellinger

This is a beta version of software, it has not been fully tested yet.

Added "Enable custom parameter prompts" check box to the Prompt Options, which when disabled, skips all parameter prompts defined in prompt.ini when sending a parameter table to an RVM (see ver 1.3.6 for more info on prompt.ini).

Fixed bug introduced in ver 1.2.2: if the "prompt user for table location on startup" feature in the Manual Mode Options was enabled, WinRVM would lock up on startup. This feature now pops up the "browse for folder" window on WinRVM startup.
Note: to fix this problem in older versions of WinRVM:
Exit WinRVM, run regedit, change 
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\VB and VBA Program Settings\WinRVM\settings\PromptForTableDir to False, or hold the shift key down when running WinRVM to reset all the registry settings to the default.


Installation Notes:
If setting up WinRVM on a PC for the first time, follow the installation instructions first!

To upgrade from an older version of WinRVM, you have several choices:

a) The easy way. Run WinRVM and select "Host | Check for WinRVM program update" and choose "yes" to install the new version. This will also download the latest WinRVM documentation to your PC. After the update is complete, click "Help | About" to verify the correct version of WinRVM was loaded.
Note: if WinRVM says you must perform a full install, follow choice b.

b) The hard way.

  1. Uninstall your old version of WinRVM via "start | control panel | add or remove programs". 
    Your old WinRVM program settings/options will be maintained. This step isn't mandatory, but will prevent numerous copies of WinRVM from displaying in the add/remove app.

  2. Exit all running programs.

  3. Download the self-extracting setup program: WinRVM144Setup.exe (3.9 MB).
    If you want to install WinRVM on a different PC and the only method you have to get the program there is via floppy disk:
    Run WinZip and open the Setup program ( .exe file). Unzip all the files (setup.exe, setup.lst, winrvm1.cab, winrvm2.cab, winrvm3.cab) to multiple floppy disks. Copy all files to the other PC. In step 4 run setup.exe on the other PC.

  4. Run the exe file downloaded in step 3.
    Note: for Win 2000 or Win XP you may need to log in as administrator to run the setup program, otherwise you may receive errors such as "unable to register file".
    The installation program may ask you to reboot your PC and rerun the setup program. 
    If the setup program displays "Setup cannot continue because some system files are out of date on your system" after rebooting and running setup a second time, click here.
    If the setup program displays "A file being copied is not newer than the file currently on your system. It is recommended that you keep your existing file. Do you want to keep this file?", answer "Yes".

  5. You may delete the setup program downloaded in step 3 if desired.

  6. If you didn't previously download prompt.zip from WinRVM 1.36, download it, unzip, and copy prompt.ini to \cf1500.

c) Manual installation. Copy WinRVM.exe (inside WinRVM144.zip) to c:\program files\WinRVM.

other versions of WinRVM