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Many people have computers that come installed with WinRest™ so they may never have to install it. However, you may need to install WinRest™ if:

* You've replaced your hard disk drive with a new hard disk drive that does not have WinRest™ installed
* You are reinstalling WinRest™ on a computer because you want to clean off your hard drive
* You've purchased a point of sale system without WinRest™
* You are adding another point of sale station

Pre-installation checklist

Before you begin the installation process, use this checklist to make sure that you are prepared:

* You have installed an activated your version of Windows XP®, Windows 7®, etc.
* You have access to your WinRest™ .lic file, or your WinRest™ license code
* Your computer hardware is set up
* You have removed removed any and all Microsoft Frameworks
* You have installed Microsoft Frameworks® 1.1 and 2.0
* You have installed Firebird® SQL 2.0


Installing WinRest™ for the first time

Installing WinRest™ is quick and easy and the process takes as little as 10 minutes. Follow this step-by-step guide to get started with WinRest™ right away.

1. Download WinRest installer to your computer.
2. Run the "setup.exe" file within the installer package.
3. Once installed, run the "WinRest.exe" desktop shortcut.
4. When prompted to connect to database, press "create."

Installing WinRest™ on Windows 7®, 8®

1. Download WinRest installer to your computer.
2. Run the "setup.exe" file within the installer package.
3. Once installed, access the desktop shortcut icon properties.
4. On the compatibility tab and select select Windows XP SP3.
5. Also, select disbale visual themes, desktop composition
6. Also, select run this program as an administrator
7. Run WinRest.exe and when prompted to connect to database, press "create."

or watch this video

Upgrading to the latest version of WinRest™

1. IMPORTANT* Backup your original WinRest™ program file directory.
2. Download the latest WinRest™ installer to your computer.
3. Run the "setup.exe" file within the installer package.
4. Once installed, run the "WinRest.exe" desktop shortcut.
5. When prompted to connect to database, press "create."
6. Copy your database file from the original WinRest database folder.
7. Paste your original database file into the new database folder.
8. Run WinRest™.

Activating WinRest™ via the Internet

1. Access the Options Screen by pressing the F8 key or your keyboard.
2. Go to the System Settings utility.
3. In the bottom left corner, press the License Button.
4. Enter in your license code and press 'update'.

Activating WinRest™ with your license file

1. Access and download your "License.lic" file.
2. Go to the WinRest™ program file directory.
3. Drop and overwrite/replace the "License.lic" in the folder.
4. Run WinRest™.

For more information, please refer to the user manual.
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Need more help?

Help from your authorized WinRest™ reseller
If you require more help with installing, upgrading, or activating your copy of WinRest™, please contact your WinRest™ Authorized reseller today.

Help from a WinRest™ Expert Advisor

If you do not have a authorized reseller, contact us today to find out how to get started.

System Requirements

Supported operating systems
Windows POS Ready 2009
Windows XP SP2 and above
Windows 7 SP1 (x86)
Windows 8 (x86)

Supported architectures
32-bit (x86)

Hardware requirements
1 GHz or faster processor 1 GB of RAM (1.5 Ghz if running on a virtual machine)
1 GB of available hard disk space
600 MB of available hard disk space (language pack)
5400 RPM hard drive
DirectX 9-capable video card running at 1024 x 768 or higher display resolution.

Software requirements
Microsoft .NET Frameworks 1.1
Microsoft .NET Frameworks 2.0
Firebird SQL 2.0

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