Installation Instructions for Standalone Green/White USB/Parallel Port Key

System Requirements
  • Windows 98, ME, NT, 2000, 2003, 2008, 2012 R2, XP, Vista, 7, 8.1, 10 (32 & 64 bit)
  • 1.5 GHz Processor or faster (2.0 GHz for 1000+ bus projects)
  • 2.0 GB of RAM (4.0 GB for 1000+ bus projects)
  • 10 GB of free hard disk space
  • CD-ROM Drive
  • USB Port

What is the Hardware Key?

The hardware key protects your investment and ours, and allows multiple people to use the software without violating the license agreement. Your PTW software will include one of these keys, and will not run without it. However, once you have installed the key, you can forget about it the key does its job automatically.

How can I tell what operating system I have?
Right-click on your “My Computer” icon and select Properties. The information about your operating system can be seen in the message box.

Installing PTW
1. If your operating system is 2000/2003/XP/Vista, you need to log on with Full Administrative Rights. To begin, insert the PTW CD into your CD-ROM drive. The following window will appear automatically:

2. Click the “Install Power*Tools for Windows (PTW) Software” option.
3. PTW will begin the installation process. When you get to the options screen, you should install all parts of the software, especially if this is the first time you are installing PTW.

4. Once the installation finishes, attach the hardware key to the parallel port or USB port of your computer.
5. Try running PTW. It will then install the hardware key drivers automatically. If PTW runs afterwards, you have completed the setup. If a Network Log-in dialog box appears, then it means that the key was not recognized and PTW will not run (once you click the OK button on the Network Log-in dialog box, you will be told that “the hardware key was not found” after the time-out period). At this point, run C:\PTW32\bin\HASPUserSetup.exe and start PTW again.

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