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How to run this CD

This CD is set to automatically open when the disc is inserted into your CD or DVD drive. If your computer is not set to autorun or you do not have permissions to autorun, you may begin accessing the files by opening START.htm in the root of your CD drive.

System Requirements

You will need to have a browser that runs Java, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer version 3 or later, or Netscape Navigator version 3 or later, or Safari on a Macintosh. For some common browsers such as Internet Explorer, installation of the Java Virtual Machine (VM) is optional. If not installed, then an attempt to run the search may prompt the installation of Java. See below for information on installing Java VM.

Of the mainstream browsers, Microsoft Internet Explorer is generally better because it allows the best word highlighting with navigation arrows. However the local active content restrictions of Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) will require most users to switch off a security setting to use this CD's search functions. Please see the special instructions for Windows XP Service Pack 2 users, that includes how to tell if you are using Service Pack 2.

In some browsers, a pop up window appears briefly to highlight the search words with navigation arrows. If you have a pop-up blocker you may need to change your settings to allow pop-ups in order to use the search.

Macintosh notes: Using the Safari browser is recommended, however when large search results are displayed, you may have trouble scrolling through the results, or the browser may crash. Make sure you have the latest updates for the browser and Java. See below for more information.

About this CD's Search function

Help for using Search is included on the Search Page.

Since the search on this CD uses Java applets, you will need a Java Virtual Machine (VM) for your browser. A Java VM provides a standard runtime environment to run Java programs safely. Most computers already have Java, but if you are unable to use the Search, then you will need to download and install a Java VM. Please see the information below.

The search engine is provided by FindinSite-CD, © 1998-2005 PHD Computer Consultants Ltd, www.phdcc.com.

About JavaTM VM

To test that the JRE is installed, enabled and working properly on your computer, run this test applet from the Sun Microsystems web site: http://www.java.com/en/download/help/testvm.jsp
The JRE installation and configuration is successful if you can see the animation of the Duke™ logo image.

Install Java VM:

Macintosh notes:

Mac OS X includes the Sun Java VM for use with the Safari browser. Update this using the System Properties Software Update feature: the "OS X 10.2.6" and "Java 1.4.1 Update 1" updates are recommended, though large.

Netscape 7.1 for Mac OS X includes the Sun Java 1.3.1 VM - it does not use the above OS X Java 1.4.1.

For Classic Mac OS 8.1 and 9, download the Mac OS Runtime for Java (MRJ).

For further information, see Apple's main Java site and their developer Java site.

Accessing Installation files for all Operating Systems:

You have three options for accessing the installation files for Java. Depending on your user permissions, you may need to contact your Systems Administrator to install the Java VM on your computer.

  1. Automatically download and install from Sun Microsystems, Inc.:
    This is the best and easiest solution if you have an internet connection.

    Going to http://java.com/en/download/ will automatically detect your operating system for the appropriate download and run the installation. Included systems are Windows (98, 2000, NT, Me, XP, 2003 Server), Macintosh (OS 8, 9 or X), Solaris™ SPARC™ (32 and 64 bit), Solaris™ x86 (Solaris 7, 8, 9), Linux and Linux RPM.

  2. Or manually download and install from Sun Microsystems, Inc.:

    To manually download a Java installer file, go to http://java.com/en/download/manual.jsp. Included systems are Windows (98, 2000, NT, Me, XP, 2003 Server), Macintosh (OS 8, 9 or X), Solaris™ SPARC™ (32 and 64 bit), Solaris™ x86 (Solaris 7, 8, 9), Linux and Linux RPM.

  3. Or access pre-downloaded installation files from this CD.
    (current as of September, 2004 for Windows and Linux only) Consider using option 1 or 2 to download the latest and most appropriate installer for your system:

    Please note that these files are subject to the Java™ license agreement.

    WindowsInstructions Installer
    Linux
    (self-extracting file)
    Instructions Installer - If you are using Internet Explorer, use right-click to save this file to your computer. Use 'Save Target As'. Then open it from its saved location.
    Linux RPM
    (self-extracting file)
    Instructions Installer - If you are using Internet Explorer, use right-click to save this file to your computer. Use 'Save Target As'. Then open it from its saved location.

More Online Help for Java

Java Help from Sun Microsystems, Inc.:

http://java.com/en/download/help/index.jsp

Frequently Asked Questions from Sun Microsystems, Inc.:

http://java.com/en/download/faq/index.jsp

Help from phdcc

How to get a Java VM.