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Frequently Asked Questions.


  • I received the dsx.zip archive. How can I install it on my Windows PC ?

  • I have dsx running fine, but want to upgrade with the latest version. How can I do this ?

  • I would like to learn more.


  • I received the dsx.zip archive. How can I install it on my Windows PC ?

    copy the DSX distribution dsx.zip to the windows pc you want to install it to (e.g. to the folder "my documents")
    right click on it and choose extract all.
    click next
    type or browse to the directory to install (e.g. c:\program files\dsx → if you have no permissions to write into that directory, you can alternatively choose any other directory)
    click next

    ... the files are being extracted

    check show extracted files
    click finish
    double click on dsx folder
    right click on "dsx050102.exe"
    choose create shortcut
    right click the "shortcut to dsx050102.exe"
    choose cut
    type WIN+D (press the key with the windows flag between ctrl and alt on the left of the spacebar, hold it and while holding it hit the d key)
    OR
    minimize all windows by hand
    right click on the desktop (somewhere there are no icons or bars, just in the empty space)
    choose paste
    right click on the icon
    choose rename
    type "DSX"
    hit return
    right click on the desktop again
    choose arrange icons by → name

    ... installation complete

    to start the program, just click on the DSX symbol on the desktop


    I have dsx running fine, but want to upgrade with the latest version. How can I do this ?

    Download the latest upgrade, it will have the form " dsx_update<date>.zip
    copy the file to the computer you already have a full DSX installation on
    right click on the file → extract all
    click next
    type in or browse to the directory that contains the current DSX version. (if you followed the recommendations, this will be C:\program files\dsx)
    click next → finish
    You should now see the contents of the <DSX install dir> directory. There you will find all versions of DSX you had ever installed. If you click directly on the version you want to use, exactly that version will start up. Usually, you will want to use the most recent version, so it is recommended to have links to the latest DSX version in convenient places (actually, if you have more than one link, you should have links to one link, that you will change to the preset version, but how to do this ? → here's how:)
    As described in the primary installation FAQ, you can create a link on your desktop. In the majority of cases you will already have created this link during the primary installation, and it's name will be DSX.
    You can set this link to whatever version you want to startup when clicking on it.
    To change the link, right click on it → Properties
    In the "target" text field you see something like:
    C:\program files\dsx\dsx050104.exe

    say, you downloaded a new version dsx050108.exe
    … Change the content in the "target" text field to:
    C:\program files\dsx\dsx050108.exe
    click OK.
    … the link has been changed. If you now click on it, the new version will be started up.


    I would like to learn more.

    Please visit the DSXJHMI online documentation website