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New install

Cursor Node is installed using an MSI package downloaded from the product home-page. The package is held in a zip file to reduce download size. Normally, an install can be started by double clicking the MSI file while it is still in the zip file. However, if the ".msi" file type has been associated with a compression/archiving program, then the associated program will open it instead and display a list of files in the package. To perform an explicit install, it may be necessary to extract the MSI package from the zip file, and then using the right-click context menu of the package to select the "Install" option. Also on the context menu are "Repair" and "Uninstall" options.


Repair install

If the Cursor Node installation becomes damaged, the provided MSI package offers a repair option that allows the damaged files to be repaired without having to remove the installation. If the MSI package contains a newer version of Cursor Node than the damaged installation, then an upgrade install is performed to produce a usable installation.


Upgrade install

An existing Cursor Node installation can be upgraded to a new version without the need to deinstall first. When an upgrade is done on the existing program directory, the installed version is replaced, and any user license in use is transferred to the new version.

During upgrade, the install process may request shut down of certain running programs because these use system resources needed by the install. Shutting down of programs is generally not recommended because some of these could be system processes. By declining the request and following any reboot recommendation given, the best way to upgrade would have been chosen.


Uninstall

The Cursor Node installation can be removed using the Windows Control Panel "Programs and Features" or "Add/Remove Programs" feature. Depending on the Windows version, an "Uninstall" option is also available in the "Cursor Node" folder on the start menu.

Upon uninstall, any user license in use is deleted. Subsequent re-install of Cursor Node will result in a non-activated installation


Program directory

On windows 8.x and 10, the chosen install directory may affect the workings of CursorNode. When installed in the default OS protected directory such as C:\Program Files (x86)\, CursorNode has the full designed capabilities. If CursorNode is installed outside of the OS protected directory, the following are the negative effects:
  1. The synthetic cursors may become sluggish when used with administrator mode programs
  2. The synthetic cursors cannot rise above the Windows 10 Start Menu
  3. The synthetic cursors cannot rise above the Windows 8 Metro Interface
  4. Large native cursors cause flashes and flickers over Windows Store Apps and Store App like programs such as the Windows 10 Calculator


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