Some people have difficulty downloading .msi installation files. Therefore, installation packages are provided (via the above links) also as .zip files that contain the .msi file.
If the msi installation file does not work for you (as often happens if you have an older version of the Windows installer), try downloading the zip file, extracting the two files, and then running setup.exe.
These software packages are compiled for computers running MS Windows. They are expected to be compatible with Windows7 and all earlier versions, although no guarantee is made that they will run on any particular system.
The programs can usually be run on Windows (or Windows emulators) running on Mac or Unix/Linux systems, but no support can be provided to troubleshoot such implementations.
The installations are provided as .msi files. The file should be downloaded and then run to install the software. In general, the installation install the program in the default Program Files folder, although the programs can be installed in any folder. You may need to have Administrator rights on the computer to install the software.
The programs are compiled such that they should run on 32-bit or 64-bit systems, and will usually detect which processor is on the computer and run an appropriate version of the code. (No separate download is needed to get the optimal version for your system.)
The programs are provided without any promise of support.
The programs are distributed with no guarantee that methods perform as intended or described, that the computer codes are without bugs that could influence results, or that the programs are suitable for any particular purpose.
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