MCEGold® 2.6.2 SP6

If you have any questions or problems call PdMA® Technical Support at 813-621-6463 ext. 251.

Minimum Requiements

Computer Dell Latitude E6440 Laptop*
Processor 2+ GHz Intel i5 or equivalent
Resolution 1600 x 900
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 32-or 64 bit**
Memory 2.0+ G RAM
Ports/Drives (2) USB Ports in Rear or Side
(M-Series tester has (1) USB Port)
Drives 24x CD-RW + DVD Drive
Hard Disk 20G Available

* Using any other computer manufacturer in conjunction with the PdMA software may result in erratic computer behavior; not limited to but including:

** For International Customers: Windows 7 Ultimate 32 or 64-bit.

NOTE:

Installation Instructions

  1. Print these instructions.
  2. Read this section completely.
  3. From your Control Panel/Program and Features verify which version of Microsoft SQL Server is installed on your computer.

NOTE: If the computer has MCEGold 2.4 or earlier installed, you must uninstall SQL and MCEGold. If you have MCEGold 2.5.1 go to step 8, Uninstall MCEGold. If you have MCEGold 2.6.1 or later go to Install MCEGold 2.6.2 SP6.

If Microsoft SQL Server 2005 exists on your computer proceed to the Uninstall SQL Server 2005 and MCEGold section below. There are several components that begin with Microsoft SQL Server 2005, they should all be removed EXCEPT Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition (ENU).

If Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and possibly Microsoft SQL Server Compact Edition (ENU) exists on your computer do not uninstall them, however you must still uninstall MCEGold. Perform the backup described in step 1 of the Uninstall SQL Server 2005 and MCEGold section below. Then select Start, Control Panel and double click the Programs and Features icon. Proceed to Step 8 of the Uninstall SQL Server 2005 and MCEGold section below.

Uninstall SQL Server 2005 and MCEGold

  1. Before uninstalling MCEGold, copy the MCECal.xml, Emaxcal.xml and Emaxprb.xml files and complete Templates folder to a safe location and make note of the location. The default location for the files is listed below, however you may have chosen a different location during the original installation.
    C:\Program Files\PdMA Corporation\MCEGold\Mce
    C:\Program Files\PdMA Corporation\MCEGold\Emax
    C:\Program Files\PdMA Corporation\MCEGold\Report
  2. Select Start, Control Panel, and double click the Programs and Features icon.
  3. In the Uninstall or change a program window scroll down to locate and select Microsoft SQL Server 2005.
  4. ClickUninstall and follow the on screen instructions.
  5. Click Finish when the “Uninstall Complete” message is received.
  6. Repeat steps 3 - 5 for all Microsoft SQL 2005 components. DO NOT uninstall Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition (ENU).
  7. Do not close the window.

    To Uninstall MCEGold Continue With Step 8.

  8. In the Uninstall or change a program window locate MCEGold on the list highlight it and click Uninstall and follow the on screen instructions.
  9. Click Finish when the “Uninstall Complete” message is received.
  10. Locate the PdMA MCEmax Tester (Driver Removal) file and click Uninstall located above the list and follow the on screen prompts.
  11. Click Finish when the "Uninstall Complete" message is received.
  12. Locate the C:\ProgramFiles\PdMACorporation\folder and delete it. The subfolders will be deleted also. Alfter the installation of MCEGold 2.6.2 SP6 the new folder location will be C:\PdMA Corporation\....
  13. Go to Install the MCEGold 2.6.2 SP6 section.

Install MCEGold 2.6.2 SP6

  1. Close all open programs before beginning the update.
  2. Click the MCEGold 2.6.2 SP6 link located at the bottom of these instructions.
  3. In the File Download - Security Warning window, click Save.
  4. Select a location from the drop down list to save the file, click Save.
  5. Verify the box preceding "Close this dialog box ..." is checked..
  6. The download progress will display in the window. NOTE: Depending on your Internet/network server connection this may take several minutes.
  7. When the download is complete the window closes. Close your Internet connection.
  8. Locate 2.6.2_SP6_Extract.exe and double click the icon.
  9. In the Open File window click Run.
  10. In the WinZip Self-Extractor window, browse to select a location to unzip the file and make a note of it. Click Unzip.
  11. When the files are unzipped, click OK in the WinZip Self-Extractor window.
  12. The InstallShield wizard window briefly appears.
  13. The Installation Update Window opens. To install MCEGold select Install or Update.

    NOTE: If you have MCEGold 2.6.1 ignore steps 14 - 19 and 21, only perform steps 20 and 22.

  14. In the License Agreement window select "I accept." Click Next. Note: Not accepting the license will abort the installation.
  15. In the License Key window, enter your company name and CD key exactly as it appears on your original documentation. Click Submit (located to the right of the Company Name space).
  16. After the license has been verified the Next button appears. Click Next.
  17. The default installation location is C:\PdMA Corporation\MCEGold. It is not recommended, however if you wish to change the installation location use the drop down list to select a new location. Click Next
  18. When prompted, click Install Components.
  19. When the installation of components is complete the Next button appears. Click Next.
  20. When the installation is complete you must reboot your system. Select the Reboot Now option and click Close.
  21. After rebooting, locate and copy the backup MCECal.xml, Emaxcal.xml and Emaxprb.xml files and the Template folder back into their appropriate locations in:

    C:\PdMA Corporation\MCEGold\Mce
    C:\PdMA Corporation\MCEGold\Emax
    C:\PdMA Corporation\MCEGold\Report

    Answer Yes to the “OK to overwrite existing folder” inquiry.

  22. Start MCEGold (Start, All Programs, PdMA Corporation, MCEGold).

 

Windows XP users: MCEGold 2.6.2 SP6 is not compatible with Windows XP. The file will download, but will not open or operate.