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ROBOTC will not run natively in any other operating system other than Microsoft Windows. ROBOTC will run with a Virtualization client on a Apple Macintosh. ROBOTC has been tested with VMWare Fusion, Parallels Desktop, and Apple's Boot Camp. You will still need to download/install device drivers found on your purchased CD or on the ROBOTC website.
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Revision as of 18:52, 7 May 2012

Tutorials → Getting Started




System Requirements

ROBOTC requires basic system specifications to run properly. The development environment is not processor intensive, but the interactive debugger may slow down computer performance on older machines.

System Requirements: Intel® Pentium® processor or compatible, 800 MHz minimum Windows XP Professional or Home Edition with Service Pack 2 or greater 256MB of RAM minimum Up to 30MB of available hard disk space 1 available USB port Compatible Bluetooth adapter (optional)

ROBOTC will not run natively in any other operating system other than Microsoft Windows. ROBOTC will run with a Virtualization client on a Apple Macintosh. ROBOTC has been tested with VMWare Fusion, Parallels Desktop, and Apple's Boot Camp. You will still need to download/install device drivers found on your purchased CD or on the ROBOTC website.


Uninstalling and Installing ROBOTC

Uninstalling

You must uninstall your previous version of ROBOTC before upgrading to the newest version of ROBOTC.

To uninstall ROBOTC, follow these steps:

1. Open the Control Panel from your "Start Menu"
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2. Inside of the Control Panel, select "Add or Remove Programs"
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3. Navigate through the "Add or Remove Programs" list until you find your version of ROBOTC that you wish to uninstall. Press the "Remove button"
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4. Windows will start the uninstall process. When the window below disappears and you are returned to the "Add or Remove Programs" list, ROBOTC has been successfully uninstalled.
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Installing

To Install the latest version of ROBOTC, follow these steps:

1. Double click on the ROBOTC installer. You will be presented with the Installshield installer for ROBOTC. Click "Next" to proceed.
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2. Before you can proceed, you must read over the accept the End User License Agreement. Click "I accept" and then the "Next" button to proceed.
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3. Choose where you would like to install ROBOTC to. By default, ROBOTC is installed to your "Program Files" folder. Click "Next" to proceed.
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4. The installer will ask you to confirm your settings. If everything looks correct, click "Install" to being the installation process.
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5. The installer will begin copying files from the installer to your computer. Please wait until this is complete.
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6. When the installation is complete, the install will inform you of this. Click "Finish" to complete your install.
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7. Double click the "ROBOTC for Mindstorms" icon to launch ROBOTC.
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