Changes between Version 97 and Version 98 of Download


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Timestamp:
Aug 16, 2012, 6:46:15 PM (7 years ago)
Author:
Christian Franke
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Update Windows install info

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    279 === Windows - Install the Windows package ===
     279=== Install the Windows package ===
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    281281Download and run the latest smartmontools [http://nsis.sourceforge.net/Main_Page NSIS]-installer ({{{*.win32-setup.exe}}}) from [http://sourceforge.net/projects/smartmontools/files/ here].
    282282More recent Windows test releases build from SVN snapshots are available [http://smartmontools-win32.dyndns.org/smartmontools/ here].
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    284 The default install type "Full" creates start menu shortcuts including an uninstaller, and adds the install directory to the PATH variable. Select install type "Extract files only" to disable these extra components.
     284The default install type "Full" creates start menu shortcuts including an uninstaller, and adds the install directory to the PATH variable.
     285The install type "Extract files only" is useful to unpack a "portable" version without affecting the Windows registry.
     286The files can also be unpacked by [http://www.7-zip.org/ 7-Zip] which is also available for [http://packages.debian.org/stable/p7zip-full Linux].
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     288The 32-bit version of smartmontools usually works also on 64-bit versions of Windows.
     289Starting with smartmontools 5.43, the installer also provides 64-bit executables.
     290These may be useful if the 32-bit subsystem is not available (e.g. 64-bit Windows Recovery CD).
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    286292Virus scanners occasionally produce false positive virus reports for NSIS-installers, see the [http://nsis.sourceforge.net/NSIS_False_Positives NSIS False Positives page]. If this is the case for the smartmontools installer, please send a report to the [mailto:smartmontools-support@lists.sourceforge.net smartmontools-support mailing list].
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    288 Starting with smartmontools release 5.37, the Windows package is no longer provided as a ZIP archive ({{{*.win32.zip}}}). If the self extracting installer cannot be used for some reason, the files may also be unpacked by a recent version of [http://www.7-zip.org/ 7-Zip].
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    290294To use the smartd warning mail feature, download and install the [http://www.blat.net/ Blat] mail utility. See the [http://wpkg.org/Smartmontools WPKG-Wiki] for info about automated deployment of smartmontools and Blat.