Try-Before-You-Buy Survey Software
WISCO Survey PDF Manual:
The WISCO Survey Power program manual is available in PDF format. PDF files can be viewed with the (free) Adobe Acrobat Viewer. Right-click, and choose Save Target As.. to save the PDF file to your hard drive.
Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) - released August 2004 - has features to warn you about downloading or opening files which might have been altered. When you are downloading WISCO Computing software products from the WISCO Computing websites no such risk arises, since no other party has had any opportunity to tamper with them.
Most people do not need to download the ZIP file.
All WISCO Computing downloadable EXE and ZIP files contain the same files (program, help, readme.txt, temporary license, etc.). The only difference is that the ZIP file contains one additional XML file which is used by other web sites to provide a text description of the software written by the software publisher that can be used on their web pages.
What are ZIP files?
Some software for download is often provided in files whose names end in .ZIP. A ZIP file compresses a group of files into a single file. In order to use the ZIP file, you need to be able to "unzip" the ZIP file. Most computers shipped today (with Windows XP) include "unzipping" software. Double-clicking the downloaded ZIP file on your computer uncompresses the group of files from the zip. Then you can install the program.
The WISCO Survey Power program is only available for download from the Internet. Save the download file to your hard drive. Then click the Start button, Run, and Browse to the location where you saved the file. Highlight the filename, and click Open. The complete path and filename of the installation file will be displayed in the Run edit Box. Click OK to install WISCO Survey Power.
Running WISCO Survey Power the First Time
Click on Start, Programs, and Find Survey Power in your list of programs. Depending on your Windows settings, It could be at the bottom of your list, or in alphabetical order. Click on WISCO Survey Power.
Free Evaluation Try-Before-You-Buy
After you install WISCO Survey Power, you have 30 days to evaluate the program. During this trial, a reminder screen will be displayed when Survey Power is started, giving you an opportunity to purchase a license for Survey Power. You can continue to use Survey Power for up to 30 days after the initial installation. If you decide not to purchase WISCO Survey Power, you will not be able to use it after the 30 day trial.
You must purchase a license to receive an unlock key code. The unlock key code removes the reminder screen and removes the 30 day limitation. The 1-computer license that is purchased is only valid for one computer. If you want to use the software on more than one computer, you will have to purchase additional licenses. Multi-user license pricing is at http://www.wiscosurvey.com/pricing.htm
Getting Your UnLock Key Code
A license for WISCO Survey Power can be purchased by going on the Internet to http://www.wiscosurvey.com/surveyel.htm After selecting your license, you will be taken to a secure web site to fill in your e-mail address and credit card information. After your order is processed, a valid unlock key code will be emailed to you in 1 to 2 days. When you receive the unlock key code(s) via email, you should always print out a copy of this email. ALWAYS. You should also keep a backup copy of the original installation file on a backup diskette, zip disk, or burned to a CD-ROM. http://www.wiscosurvey.com/surveyel.htm