Download and Installation Instructions


Microsoft Prerequisites Download and Install

This should not be necessary for Win 2000 or Win XP - Please ignore !!

You should only do this if you do not have the releavant Microsoft prerequisites installed from a previous version of MuseLi.   If this is the first time you are getting this program ( or you are unsure !) you should download and install these prerequisites.   I stress again that you are breaking no license agreements by downloading these Microsoft components as they qualify as freely redistributable software (I read the licensing agreement in the development tool I am using !) :-

  1. Download the 'musepreq.exe' file into a temporary folder (directory).
  2. Execute 'musepreq' in the temporary folder.   You can do this by either double clicking it in Windows Explorer or opening an MS-DOS window, going to the temporary directory and typing 'musepreq'.   This file is what is known as a 'Self-Extracting Zip File' and executing it will just extract the files it contains and nothing more.  These files will then be used in the next stage to continue the installation.
  3. If  C:\WINDOWS  is your main Windows 95 directory then execute 'instpreq' by either using Windows Explorer are, as before, opening an MS-DOS window, going to the temporary directory and typing 'instpreq'.
  4. If  C:\WINDOWS  is NOT your main Windows 95 directory then you cannot use Windows Explorer to execute 'instpreq'.  You must start an MS-DOS window and go to the temporary directory.   If your main Windows 95 directory is actually  called C:\WIN95  you should then type the following command 'instpreq C:\WIN95'.
  5. Installation of the Microsoft Prerequisites is now complete, you can now delete the temporary folder (directory) and it's contents.


MuseLi Download and Install

  1. Download the 'musemast.zip' file into a temporary folder (directory).
  2. Unzip 'musemast.zip' in the temporary folder.  These files will then be used in the next stage to continue the installation.
  3. Now execute 'instmuse' by either using Windows Explorer or, as before, opening an MS-DOS window, going to the temporary directory and typing 'instmuse'.   This will install MuseLi in the folder (directory)  'MuseLi'  in the root directory of drive C:  (C:\MuseLi).
  4. Installation of the MuseLi Program is now complete (with the exception of a Start Menu Entry), you can now delete the temporary folder (directory) and it's contents.
  5. At this point there is no Program Group Entry on the Start Menu for MuseLi.   This will be automatically created the first time you execute the MuseLi program.   You can do this by using Windows Explorer to locate the MuseLi program in the MuseLi folder as described above and executing it from there.   Alternatively you can open an MS-DOS window, switch to the MuseLi directory by typing 'cd C:\MuseLi', and then execute the MuseLi program by typing 'MuseLi'.
  6. You should now be up and running.


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