Step by step installation windows XP

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Step-by-step Myro Installation Manual: Windows XP SP2 Setup

The purpose of this guide is to provide detailed, step-by-step instructions for those who like to see all of the information together on one page with lots of details. A more condensed version is available in the Myro Installation Manual.


Overview

To get your robot up and working for the first time, you are going to have to go through the following steps in the following order!! Detailed instructions for each step follows:

  1. Confirm that you have administrative rights in windows XP
  2. Acquire a Myro CD or download the software from the Internet
  3. Install the Myro Software on your computer
  4. Set up your robot
  5. Set up the bluetooth connection so that your computer can talk to your robot
  6. Upgrade the firmware on your scribbler robot to the latest version
  7. Upgrade the firmware on your IPRE Fluke to the latest version
  8. Upgrade the Myro Software on your computer (note: do NOT attempt to do this step before the others, it can cause problems!)

Confirming that you have administrative rights in Windows XP

  1. Log on to your PC as you would normally
  2. Right-click on the start button (make sure you use the right mouse button!)
  3. Look at the list of options that appear
  • If you have the "Open All Users" and "Explore All Users" options, then you DO have administrative rights
  • If you do not have both of these options, then you DO NOT have administrative rights. You will not be able to continue with the software installation from this account. Contact your system administrator.

Downloading the Myro Software to Your Computer

If you have a Myro Installation CD, you can skip this step

  1. Download the latest Myro ZIP File & save that to your hard drive (i.e. click "Save to disk").
  2. Extract all of the files from the zip file and put them into a new folder on your desktop as follows:
    1. Create a new folder on your desktop
    2. Right click on the zip file you saved, click Open, and select and copy the "Myro Install Files" folder.
    3. Paste the "Myro Install Files" folder into the new folder you created on your desktop.
    4. Close the window showing you your zip file

Installing Myro from the Myro Installation CD

If you don't have a CD, skip this step

  1. Double click on install.bat
  • Be prepared to click on "next" and "finish" a lot. Some background: while most people think of Myro as a single program, there are in fact multiple programs that will get installed after you click on install.bat. So the system will regularly claim to be finished when in fact it's just finished one part of the install. Just keep hitting next and finish.
  • always choose Python2.4 if given a choice
  • if you already have Python2.4 installed, choose the Repair option
  • always take the recommended defaults (so, for example, let it choose where to put all the files!)
  • never select Remove


Installing Myro from a zip file

If you have the Myro Installation CD, skip this step
If you downloaded the zip file, install Myro this way from the new folder you made on your desktop:

  1. If it's not open already, open the new folder you created by double clicking on it, or right clicking on it and then selecting Open.
  2. Confirm that you are looking at your new folder (and not at your zip file. The rest of the steps won't work if you try to do things from within the zip file, rather than with the copy you made)
  3. Open the "Myro Install Files" folder in the new folder you made on your desktop by double clicking on it, or right clicking on it and then selecting Open.
  4. Double-click on the install.bat file
  • Be prepared to click on "next" and "finish" a lot. Some background: while most people think of Myro as a single program, there are in fact multiple programs that will get installed after you click on install.bat. So the system will regularly claim to be finished when in fact it's just finished one part of the install. Just keep hitting next and finish.
  • always choose Python2.4 if given a choice
  • if you already have Python2.4 installed, choose the Repair option
  • always take the recommended defaults (so, for example, let it choose where to put all the files!)
  • never select Remove