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K0-IAEA IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Please read this file all the way to the end before doing anything else

If your are updating from an earlier version of k0_IAEA, you only need to perform the steps described under "UPGRADE INSTALLATION" at the bottom of this text.

CHECK OUT THESE BEFORE YOU START

The k0-IAEA tutorial
The contents of the k0_IAEA_tutorial folder can be stored on a CD that will play automatically when inserted in a CD-drive. Alternatively, the tutorial can be played by double-clicking the "play.bat" file in the tuturial folder. A sound card is needed to take full advantage of the tutorial. For first-time users, this will prove most useful, I hope.

The k0-IAEA documentation folder
It contains files that document the history of the program as well as the program manual. It also contains .pdf versions of the essential k0 literature.

FIRST-TIME INSTALLATION

The installation of the k0_iaea program is a four-step process.
We apologize for Bill Gates not providing uniform drivers for the different software development platforms, and not maintaining backward compatibility... anyway, it can't be helped.

On Windows systems that have been set up for multiple users, it may be necessary to install everything using the administrator account.

Step 1: DAO database access.
A standard windows component, probably present on your system but not necessarly in the right version. Install with setup.exe in the dao/disk1 folder.
No reboot is necessary after this step.

Step 2: SQL server.
A standard windows component, probably present on your system. Install with Mdac_type.exe in the "SQL engine" folder, or directly from the Microsoft website.
No reboot is necessary after this step.

Step 3: .NET environment
Present on most modern Windows systems. Use donetfx.exe in the "net framework" folder, or install directly from the Microsoft website.
A reboot is necessary after this step.

Step 4: The k0_iaea program
Use k0_IAEA.msi in the "k0_iaea program" folder.
No reboot is necessary after this step.
A k0_iaea icon will appear on your desktop, and a k0_iaea option will appear in your start menu as well.
To install the necessary nuclear data, the example series and the database files as well, run the "install k0 data" program from the start-programs-k0_iaea menu.
If reinstallation of the program is necessary for some reason, repeating this last step will erase all the work you did before, so it is not advised to do this without making a backup of the c:\k0_iaea folder first. Especially the c:\k0_iaea\permanent_data.k0i file contains a lot of data that you do not want to lose.
The "install k0 data" option must be used, because the nuclear data in c:\k0_iaea\catalogs have been improved on.
After installing the k0_iaea program and nuclear data, make sure the users will have read-write permissions for the c:\program files\k0_iaea folder, as well as for the c:\k0_iaea folder and subfolders.

* When the program is run for the first time, it will probably complain about some things not being present in the registry. This is most likely indeed the case, but it is not a problem.

After first-time installation, it will be necessary to run the k0_IAEA program and go to the "Edit/Permanent database" option. This subprogram will prompt you to define who the INAA system adminstrator is for the k0-iaea software. The name you use must be the Windows log-on name of the person you wish to perform this task. The INAA administrator is the only user who can modify data that might affect everybody's results, such as efficiency curves and neutron flux parameters. You can see what name you are using, according to the program, in the lower left corner of the database editor window.
If you should end up in a situation where a non-existing Windows user has been defined as INAA administrator, you are stuck and will have to repeat the "installl k0 data" procedure.

Example series files are also installed in the c:\k0_iaea folder.

UPGRADE INSTALLATION

First make a backup of your c:\k0_iaea folder, especially of the permanent_data.k0i file.
Then install whatever is offered in the upgrade set of files, to the right locations.
Finally, restore your permanent_data.k0i file from backup.

WINDOWS XP TROUBLE

On some Windows XP systems, the ordinary user cannot perform system administrator tasks, like installing the software on this CD. Also, before running the k0_iaea program, ask your system administrator to give you and the other INAA users "read/write/execute" authority to the \program files\k0_iaea folder, as well as to the \k0_iaea folder, and the subfolders of both.

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