Tech Note 1039 Detail

A warning states that SPARKvue has only a limited time remaining or SPARKvue states the evaluation period has expired.

Affected Products:

PS-2008 SPARK Science Learning System
PS-2402 SPARKvue 60 Day Trial

Problem/Symptom:
A warning states that SPARKvue has only a limited time remaining or SPARKvue states the evaluation period has expired.

PASCO Solution:

This warning will occur if you have installed the trial version of SPARKvue on your computer.

To prevent this message in the future, you have two options:

1. If you wish to continue using SPARKvue as a stand alone application without needing to connect the SPARK SLS to your computer, please visit the SPARKvue page to purchase a license for SPARKvue.

2. If you wish to use the computer to view SPARK files only when the SPARK SLS is attached to the computer, you can install the SPARKvue Emulator software. The remainder of this Tech Note deals with the installation of the SPARK Emulator Software.

Before you can install the dedicated SPARKvue Emulator Software, you will need to uninstall the trial version of SPARKvue.

The fastest way to do this is by going to the Start Button for Windows, selecting "All Programs", selecting "PASCO Scientific", selecting "Tools", and "Uninstall SPARKvue".

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The program will ask you to confirm that you wish to uninstall the program. Windows will now uninstall the SPARKvue Trial version.
Next, you will need to download the SPARKvue Emulator software.

The file that is downloaded is a .zip file. When you double click on this file, it will launch your file compression utility to decompress the file. The decompressed file will have the name "SPARK SLS Emulator Setup.Msi".

To install the SPARKvue Emulator, click on the icon for SPARK SLS Emulator Setup.Msi

Creation Date: 09/9/2009
Last Modified: 11/6/2013
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