Pre-Installation Steps for Windows

Zim 8.50 may require changes in the configuration of the client and/or the server machines for its proper execution after installation.

The required configuration changes for Windows are listed below:

Increasing the Virtual Memory

Increasing the virtual memory may be necessary in case an out-of-memory error message occurs when Zim Server starts.

Follow these steps to increase the virtual memory (a reboot of your system may be required):

Windows XP

  1. Open the Windows Control Panel;

  2. Select the System component;

  3. Select the Advanced tab;

  4. Select the Performance Settings button;

  5. Select the Advanced tab;

  6. Select the virtual memory Change button;

  7. From the drive box, select the drive where Zim was installed;

  8. Choose Custom Size;

  9. Set the Initial Size and Maximum Size to the recommended values;

10. Select the Set button to apply the changes;

11. Select the OK button.

Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2003/2008

  1. Open the Windows Control Panel;

  2. Select the System component;

  3. Select the Advanced tab;

  4. Select the Performance Options button;

  5. Select the virtual memory Change button;

  6. From the drive box, select the drive where Zim was installed;

  7. Choose Custom Size;

  8. Set the Initial Size and Maximum Size to the recommended values;

  9. Select the Set button to apply the changes;

10. Select the OK button.

Windows Vista / Window 7 / Windows 8

  1. Open the Windows Control Panel;

  2. Select the System component;

  3. Select the Performance link;

  4. Select the Advanced Tools link;

  5. Select the Adjust Appearance and performance of Windows tab;

  6. Select the Advanced tab;

  7. From the drive box, select the drive where Zim was installed;

  8. Choose Custom Size;

  9. Set the Initial Size and Maximum Size to the recommended values;

10. Select the Set button to apply the changes;

11. Select the OK button.

Special Security Requirements for Windows Vista / Window 7 / Windows 8

Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 have special requirements to allow programs to be executed.

Follow these steps to provide the correct information:

 

  1. Go to the directory where Zim is installed (Example: C:\Program Files (x86)\ZIM\8.50 or C:\Program Files\ZIM\8.50);

  2. Right click in the file named zimserver.exe (the same is valid for zim.exe, zimtc.exe, zimqt.exe , etc.);

  3. Select the Compatibility tab;

  4. Check Run this program in compatibility mode for:;

  5. Select Windows XP (Service Pack 2);

  6. Check Run this program as an administrator;

  7. Select the Apply button;

  8. Select the Ok button;