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Downloading and Installing BiteFX V2.5 from the Internet

Posted by Stuart Harman on Fri, Feb 17, 2017 @ 11:02 AM

From the desk of Stu Harman, our support and coaching expert. In this article Stu explains how to download the BiteFX V2.5 installer package from the Internet, and use the BiteFX Setup Wizard to install the BiteFX application onto your computer with your default browser set to Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox.

Note: Click here if you would like to watch a complete, step-by-step video tutorial how to download and install your BiteFX V2.5 for Windows software.

Installing BiteFX onto your computer is a two-step process: 

  1. Download and save the BiteFX Installer Package from the Internet.
  2. Install the BiteFX software using the installer package you downloaded.

When your membership order is placed, you are sent a BiteFX Order Confirmation email with your Windows PC registration serial numbers. The email also provides a convenient link to the installer package download page, as well as a brief guide of how to download, install and register your BiteFX software.

Before downloading the new installer file, we recommend you remove any installed BiteFX software with a version number of V1.0, V1.1, or V1.2 (Note: if you want to retain the ability to use the older software, do not uninstall it as you will not be able to re-register it again after you re-install it).

If you already have V2.4 installed, you can upgrade your software through the update process. Click here for a step-by-step video tutorial how to update your BiteFX V2.4 software to V2.5.

General Information About Downloading the BiteFX Installer File

Before you start the download, you can open your browser of choice and verify the Internet connection is working.

You begin the installer package download by clicking on the link provided in the BiteFX Order Confirmation email that looks like this:

DOWNLOAD BiteFX Occlusion Animations V2.5 (this text is not linked)

This will automatically open your default browser.

I’ll now describe how things look for the following browsers (click on the link for your browser – if you are using a different browser you may need to read the instructions for a couple of these browsers to figure out what to do for your browser):

For Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox browsers you should always select the "Save" option. You can then copy the installer file to a shared drive or USP flash drive to quickly install BiteFX on other computers without requiring the download step.
 
At the end of the blog I provide a summary of the steps in Download and Installation Steps Review.
 
By-the-way, the steps are basically quite simple and you'd probably do fine if you just "followed your nose" but I spell everything out in detail in this blog so that, if you do not regularly download and install software, you can see exactly what you should do "every click of the way".

Downloading and Installing with Google Chrome: 

  1. The Google Chrome browser connects to the download site and download automatically begins. At the lower left corner of the browser window you can monitor the download status. The time it takes to download the BiteFX installation package is primarily dependent on your Internet connection speed. The download may take 30 minutes or more as it is a large file (approximately 1.2 GB).

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  1. Once the BiteFX installer package has been finished downloading, double-click on the downloaded BiteFX.msi file.

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  1. A Preparing to install screen briefly appears, followed by the BiteFX Setup dialog. Click on the Next button to begin installing the new BiteFX software onto your computer. 

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  1. The End-User License Agreement dialog will appear. You can review the entire agreement here. When you are ready, click inside the box indicating that you accept the terms of the agreement and then click on Next

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  1. A BiteFX Setup dialog opens to allow you to customize the way you want BiteFX features to appear, as well as where the program files will be stored. Except in unusual circumstances, we recommend you simply click on the Next button to install BiteFX using the default settings. 

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Note: BiteFX is not a server-based application. If you wish to use BiteFX on multiple computers, you must install BiteFX individually on each computer. With your membership, you receive multiple serial numbers so that you can use BiteFX on different computers. Additional licenses can be purchased for a modest one-time charge.

  1. The BiteFX Setup dialog opens for you to start the installation process. Click on the Install button to begin installing the BiteFX software onto your computer. The installation may take several minutes to complete.

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  1. A new dialog opens with a status bar to indicate the installation progress.

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  1. When the installation is complete, the final setup dialog appears indicating that the BiteFX Setup Wizard has been completed. If you do not wish to launch BiteFX automatically, be sure to uncheck the box adjacent to the text “Launch BiteFX when setup exits.”. The last step of the installation process is to click on the Finish button.

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  1. Upon completion of the installation, a BiteFX shortcut icon will automatically appear on your desktop.

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  1. You can now open BiteFX and register it using one of the unused serial numbers provided in the BiteFX Order Confirmation email.

Go to Download and Installation Steps Review 

 

Downloading and Installing with Microsoft Edge (Windows 10 only): 

  1. Clicking on the download link automatically opens the Miscrosoft Edge browser. You will be asked what you would like to do with the installer file; click on "Save". The installer file will be downloaded and saved to your computer's Downloads folder.

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  1. When the installer file has finished downloading, you will be see the following prompt. If you are ready to begin installing BiteFX V2.5, click on "Run".

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  1. You can now install BiteFX using the same instructions provided for the Google Chrome browser, steps 3-10.

 

Downloading and Installing with Internet Explorer: 

  1. Clicking on the download link automatically opens the Internet Explorer browser. You will be asked what you would like to do with the installer file; click on "Save". The installer file will be downloaded and saved to your computer's Downloads folder.

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  1. When the installer file has finished downloading, you will be see the following prompt. If you are ready to begin installing BiteFX V2.5, click on "Run".

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  1. You can now install BiteFX using the same instructions provided for the Google Chrome browser, steps 3-10.

 

Downloading and Installing with Mozilla Firefox: 

  1. Clicking on the download link automatically opens the Firefox browser. You will be asked if you would like to save the file or cancel; click on "Save File". The installer file will be downloaded and saved to your computer's Downloads folder.

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  1. A download progress icon will appear on the right side of the Firefox toolbar. If you click on the icon, a more detailed progress window will appear.

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  1. When the installer file has finished downloading, the download progress icon will change to a solid blue down-arrow. If you click on the arrow icon, a more detailed progress window will appear.

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  1. Click on the folder icon on the right side of the window to open your Downloads folder. Now double-click on the Installer File name to begin the BiteFX Setup Wizard.
  1. You can now install BiteFX using the same instructions provided for the Google Chrome browser, steps 3-10.

 

Download and Installation Steps Review:

  1. Click on the DOWNLOAD BiteFX Occlusion Animations V2.5 link in your BiteFX Order Confirmation email.
  2. For Microsoft Edge & Internet Explorer, click on Save; for Mozilla Firefox click on Save file.
  3. To begin the installation:
    1. For Google Chrome, after the download is completed, double-click on the downloaded MSI file.
    2. For Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer, after the download has completed, click on Run.
    3. For Mozilla Firefox, after the download is completed, double-click on the downloaded MSI file.
  4. When the BiteFX Setup Wizard opens click on Next.
  5. Review the End-User License Agreement, check the box that you agree to the terms, and click on Next.
  6. When the Custom Setup window opens, click on Next unless you need to change the default BiteFX setup.
  7. When the Ready to install BiteFX window opens, click on Next.
  8. When the installation process is complete, click on Finish.
  9. Right-click on the BiteFX shortcut icon and select Run as administrator, and then click on OK.
  10. Register BiteFX.

Note: if you prefer, you can obtain an Installation DVD from BiteFX for a nominal shipping and handling fee. Please contact BiteFX to order your Installation DVD. 

 

If you need further assistance downloading and installing your BiteFX software, please send us an email or call us at: 

support@bitefx.com  

1-877-2BiteFX (1-877-224-8339) 

International (+1) 530-582-1189 

Monday thru Friday, 8am to 5pm Pacific time

 

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