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How do I get CES EduPack?

If your course uses CES EduPack please contact your course leader or IT department to get a copy. Please note that we can only deal directly with university faculty (e.g., lecturers, professors, heads of department, or their support staff) in discussing CES EduPack and options for its use. This limitation enables Granta to provide effective support and service to hundreds of institutions worldwide.

What are the system requirements?

To install CES EduPack, you will need the following:

  • A compatible Microsoft® Windows® operating system;
    Windows 7 32-bit or 64-bit,
    Windows 8 32-bit or 64-bit,
    Windows 10 32-bit or 64-bit.
  • 2 GB of RAM (more is recommended when using large databases).
  • 3.5 GB of available hard disk space.
  • Microsoft .NET Framework version 4.5.1, Microsoft Report Viewer 2010 SP1, and Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio. If any of these are not installed, they will be installed during the CES EduPack installation. For the French language installation, you will also require the French language packs for these, which are usually installed with your OS.
  • Administrator rights.

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How do I install the CES EduPack?

If you have installed a previous version of CES EduPack, we recommend that you uninstall it before installing your licensed version.
To install CES EduPack:

  1. Copy the files onto your computer. If it is distributed as a ZIP file, unzip it before proceeding. Make sure licence.xml is in the same folder as the installer, edupack_setup.XXXX.exe.
  2. Run the installer and follow the on-screen instructions.

To uninstall CES EduPack, use Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Does it work on a Mac?

Although it is possible to run CES EduPack on a Mac, and 1000's of academics and students do so successfully, we are unable to provide specific support or software recommendations.

Two options that have been reported as successful are:

Boot Camp—Boot Camp is software that comes pre-installed with OS X Mountain Lion (compatible with OS X v 10.6 and above) that allows you to run compatible versions of Microsoft Windows on an Intel-based Mac. As Boot Camp runs the Windows operating system directly the performance of Windows applications is not affected. The downsides of using Boot Camp are the risks involved with repartitioning the hard drive and the need to boot into Windows each time you wish to use CES EduPack. 

Windows Emulation—Emulating the Windows operating system using one of the number of software packages that allow you to run Windows applications from inside OS X as if they were installed on your Mac. CES EduPack, and other Windows applications, can be used without booting into Windows. Although emulation is easier to configure and use it doesn’t offer the performance of the Boot Camp option.

It’s not working—what do I do?

You need to contact your IT department or the faculty/academic responsible for your course. They will contact Granta Design if there is a problem that they cannot fix.

It says the license has expired—what do I do?

This usually happens at the end of the academic year. If you need to use CES EduPack on next year’s courses too, contact your University or College administrator to get a copy of the latest version.

I get an error while running the installer—what should I do?

If the error message is “0x80091007 - hash value is not correct”, then this is sometimes caused by poor internet connectivity, which affects the installer when downloading the required files. Try re-running the installer, and use a wired internet connection or move to place with a better Wi-Fi signal.

If you get a different error message, contact your IT department.

That was great. Can I continue using it after university?

If you have a copy of CES EduPack on your personal laptop or desktop, it will time out at the end of the academic year. CES EduPack is specifically designed for education however, CES Selector or GRANTA MI may be of interest in the future if you go on to do research or work in industry. Read more... 

An 'Unrecoverable error...' message appears when launching CES EduPack

There are two known causes of this issue.

1) This error will appear if you are using a high resolution display and have the Windows text size set to a value in excess of 200%. Please reduce the magnification to 200% or below and relaunch CES EduPack.

2) Windows 8.1 allows users to select the size of text using a slider but this method can cause some issues with CES EduPack.

Rather than using the slider, please check the 'Let me choose one scaling level for all my displays' box and then choose the required size.