This article details how to install Embryodynamics on your computer and start using the software. You should be ready to begin in a couple of minutes, as Embryodynamics does not require a computer restart.
1. Download the Setup installer
From the Embryodynamics download page, click on the 'Download Windows' button:
Depending of your browser, you might be required to confirm that you want to download the Setup installer:
(Using Internet Explorer, click on the 'Run' button; using FireFox, click on the 'Save File' button).
The download should take between 10 seconds and a few minutes, depending on your Internet access. Once downloaded, locate the 'Embryodynamics Setup.exe' program on your local hard drive, or open it directly in your browser:
(Using Internet Explorer, wait until the download has finished and then click on the 'Open' button; using FireFox, double-click on 'Embryodynamics Setup.exe').
2. Run the Embryodynamics Setup installer
With Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7, you might be required to accept to run the Setup installer program. Our software is digitally signed by ’shakok sàrl,’ which is the operating company for Embryodynamics; this is done for your safety and guarantees that the software is genuine. Click on the 'Run' button:
The Setup program starts and welcomes you. Click on the 'Next' button:
Select where you want to install the software; it is wise to leave the default destination location as 'C:\Program Files\Embryodynamics'. Click on the 'Next' button:
You should leave the default Start Menu Folder as 'Embryodynamics' and click on the 'Next' button:
Check the 'Create a desktop icon' if you want an Embryodynamics icon installed on your desktop; otherwise, leave the box empty. Click on the 'Next' button:
The Setup program will copy files to your local hard disk. This usually takes about a minute.
Once the installation is finished, check the 'Launch Embryodynamics Player' box if you would like to start the Embryodynamics software immediately. Click on the 'Finish' button:
If you leave the 'Launch Embryodynamics Player' box unchecked, you will need to double-click the Embryodynamics icon on your computer desktop or go to Start → All Programs → Embryodynamics → Embryodynamics Player.
3. Using Embryodynamics software
When the main Embryodynamics Player starts on a Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7 computer, you might be asked a security question about the publisher of the software. Our programs are digitally signed by ’shakok sàrl,’ which is the operating company for Embryodynamics.
Uncheck the "Always ask before opening this file" box and click on the 'Run' button:
You will be required to accept the Embryodynamics License Agreement. Click on 'I agree and continue':
If you want to evaluate Embryodynamics with the included Demo animation, click on the 'Demo' button; you will be able to test the navigation, settings, and search features, but you will not be able to download additional animations. If you click on the 'Register' button, you will be able to download additional Embryodynamics animations:
(If you have clicked on the 'Demo' button, please continue with Step 4).
If you have clicked on the 'Register' button, fill in your registration details. Your first name, last name, country, and email address are mandatory fields; any data you share remains private. We recommend checking the 'Receive important announcements' box, which will allow us to send you updates about the software.
Please be careful when typing data in this form, because you cannot change your registration details (only your email address and announcement settings).
When you are done, click on the 'Register' button:
The registration process usually takes less than 10 seconds.
You're all set. Click on the 'Play' button next to an animation to open it.
Adjust your preferences on the 'Settings' tab. If you need assistance with Embryodynamics, click on the 'Help' tab.