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Installing Timer

Installation of timer is different for three different cases:

  • CD ROM on all computers
  • No CD ROM on any computers
  • CD ROM on QuickBooks computer but not on some of the local computers.

Any case except the all-CD case is unlikely. Timer is not a light program, and any computer that can run it probably has a CD ROM drive.  Minimum (emphasize minimum) requirements are 486 or better CPU, 8 megabytes of RAM (16 megabytes preferred,) and a hard drive with at least 12 megabytes free.  (The program space requirement is 8 megabytes on the hard drive.  The additional space is to allow for data and at least a few other operations.)  Windows 95 or Windows 3.1 is needed.  If you are running Windows 3.1 and have only 8 megs of memory, a permanent windows swap file (virtual memory) of about 8 megabytes is a good idea. 

CD ROM on all computers is quite simple.  Start normal QuickBooks installation by inserting the CD, selecting the CD ROM drive, and clicking the Install.exe program. When Install starts, select installation of only Timer, and not of QuickBooks Pro.  The default folder (directory) will be Qbtimer and accepting it is a good idea.

No CD ROM on any computers is also simple.  Some of the floppy disks included with QuickBooks Pro are Timer Install disks.  Insert Timer Install disk 1 in the A: drive.  Click the Start button, then Run which brings up a dialog box.  Type a:install and press the Enter key.  If you have Windows 3.1, on the menu bar, click File then Run.   That brings up the same dialog box, where you can enter the install command.  Follow the instructions on the screen.  If the 3.5 inch drive is the B: drive, substitute that for A:.

CD ROM on QuickBooks computer but not all other computers means you will need to make Timer installation disks.  Start with three formatted 3.5 inch diskettes, and label them as Timer Install disks 1, 2 and 3.  On the computer with QuickBooks installed, insert the QuickBooks CD ROM. Click the Start button, then Programs and then the QuickBooks Pro group.  Click on Create Timer Install Disks.  Insert disk 1 and follow instructions on the screen.  Using Windows 3.1, find the QuickBooks Pro program group, and the instructions above should work.  Of course, the floppies will have to be 1.44 megabyte high density disks, which are now the garden variety.  On the local computers, follow the instructions above.

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