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SLIM-Suite Installations and Upgrades
Installing the Latest Version
The latest version of SLIM-Suite is version 10.3a. Version 10.2 and 10.1 setup files are also available via the download button below:
Download Setup Files
The SLIM-Suite 10.3a setup file can be used to:
Install SLIM-Suite 10.3 for the first time (there are no prior 10.3 releases).
Because 10.3 is a major release, installing it does not upgrade earlier major releases (e.g, 10.2 or 10.1), nor will it remove them from your machine. To remove previous versions of SLIM-Suite, uninstall them via the Windows Control Panel | Programs and Features dialog.
NOTE for clients running SLIM-Suite in a multi-user environment: Workbooks created in earlier major releases of SLIM-Suite (e.g., 10.2 or 10.1) must be upgraded before they can be viewed or edited in version 10.3a. Workbooks upgraded to 10.3 format are no longer compatible with earlier versions of SLIM-Suite. For this reason, clients who regularly exchange or share SLIM-Suite files should coordinate upgrades with the rest of their team.
Installing a Major Release for the First Time
To install a new major release (look at the number: e.g., 10.3, 10.2, or 10.1), simply download the appropriate setup file, make sure you have valid license files for that release, and run setup. Follow the prompts and enter your license information when prompted. For more detailed guidance, see the Installation FAQs page
, watch our install how-to's video
or access the appropriate Installation Guide using the links found at the bottom of this page.
Upgrading the Same Major Release to a Newer Point Release (e.g., 10.1a-b to 10.1c)
NOTE: CURRENTLY THERE ARE NO POINT RELEASES AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD. All downloadable releases are major release versions. To upgrade SLIM-Suite versions 10.0a-b to the latest available point release (10.1c), simply download and run the Setup file for the version you are upgrading. To download any Setup file, you'll need the username and password from the license email that corresponds to the version you are upgrading. During the upgrade, if you are prompted for license information (most users will NOT be), enter the version-specific registration and activation codes from the corresponding license email.
Major releases of SLIM-Suite (e.g., versions 10.3, 10.2, or 10.1) can be installed and run in parallel on the same machine. Each application installs separately, resides in its own folder, and provides its own support, sample, and template files. Installing a SLIM-Suite major release does not upgrade prior major releases of SLIM-Suite, nor does it remove them from your machine. To remove previous versions of SLIM-Suite, uninstall them via Windows Control Panel | Programs and Features.
Download Setup Files
To Install SLIM-Suite:
1. To download and install a major release of SLIM-Suite (ex: 10.3, 10.2, or 10.1), you'll need the following:
- User names and passwords required to download the setup file. These can be found in your upgrade notice or license email. Please note that usernames and passwords are case sensitive.
- License and activation codes for the specific release you are installing:
- You will find your license and activation codes in your version specific license email.
- If you cannot locate your license email, contact your software administrator or email QSM for assistance.
- Make sure you are logged into Windows with administrative rights. As many users do not have admin rights to their work computers, this may require some coordination with your IT staff.
2. Download the setup file to a folder on your PC.
3. Run the setup file and enter the company name, location, registration code, and activation code from your license e-mail. You may copy and paste this information into the Setup dialogs, but be careful not to capture and paste in leading or trailing spaces. NOTE: If point releases for the three currently-supported major releases become available, and you are upgrading a previously installed SLIM-Suite major release to a point release (e.g., 10.0.a or b to 10.0c) and your license is current, you will not be prompted to enter this information.
4. Setup will install all SLIM-Suite applications for which it detects valid licenses. Once setup completes, a message will confirm that the products have been successfully installed. You will be able to access SLIM-Suite applications from the Windows Start menu, or the desktop shortcut (if installed).
Frequently Asked Install Questions