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How to Install ViSta 5.5
  1. The installation process should have completed automatically.

  2. However, if there were problems, you can complete the process by following the steps given here.
  3. Remove any previous wxls32.ini files:

  4. If you have a previously installed version of ViSta, you must remove (or rename) the wxls32.ini file. For Win95 and Win98 this is in the C:\Windows directory. For WinNT it is in the C:\WinNT directory. 
  5. Windows 95 or NT: Install the font:

  6. Install the Font (double click the mtcom32.exe file , read the agreement, click yes, and then click OK -- now the font is installed). This font is a freely redistributable font developed by Microsoft Typography. It has been supersceeded by Andale Mono Font, however, in one small but annoying way, I do not find Andale to be as readable (the 0's look like 8's), and I have reverted to
  7. Configure ViSta.

  8. Double click on ViSta.exe. You should see a series of dialog boxes, followed by the flying ViSta logo.  If not read the  Problems page for help. 

    You may see a dialog box presenting the choice of choosing a custom or a standard installation. 

    • Standard Installation: Choosing Standard Installation will perform an installation having the following characteristics. 
      Directories: ViSta will use directories located within the folder containing ViSta, including your USER folder, which will be the default place to contain results and datafiles. Choose Custom Installation if you wish to locate your USER folder elsewhere.
      Start Menu: A program group will be created that allows you run ViSta from the START menu. 
      Windows: Window size and location will be remembered across sessions. 
      Fonts: The andale font will be used.
    • Custom Installation: ViSta will present another dialog box that allows you to change the defaults used for Standard Installation. 
    Click "OK" in the next dialog box to quit. ViSta is now installed. 

    ViSta may tell you to quit and re-run ViSta (or it may do that itself). If so double click the Vista icon. ViSta should run, showing you the flying logo and developer credits while it loads files. It should then show you the standard windows, plus Welcome and Initial Help windows.