Installing Zim 8 for Windows

There are three installers for Zim 8 for Windows. The following table lists the Zim components in each installer.

Click on beside each installer to jump to its corresponding installation instructions.

 

Note: These instructions are based on MS Windows 7 x64. Some steps may differ in different versions of Windows.

 

Component Zim 8 Full Developer Zim 8 Client Developer Zim 8 Client
ZimServer    
ZimExplore    
JDBC SAM    
ZimWeb    
Zim Backup Server    
Zim Runtime for Windows    
Zim Runtime License for Mobile Devices    
ZimIDE  
ZimQt Client
JDBC Driver
ODBC Driver

Installing Zim 8 Full Developer

1. Locate the Zim 8 Full Developer installer

The installer's file is named according the following pattern: Zim850-Full-xxxx ( where xxxx is the build number )

2. Start the installer

If your version of Windows is 64-bits, ensure that you run the installer as administrator. This can be achieved by right-clicking on the installer and choosing Run as administrator from the drop-down menu.

3. If the User Account Control dialog pops up, click on Yes to continue the installation

4. Select the installation language (English or Português Brasileiro) from the drop-down list and click on OK

          

5. Click on Next > to continue the installation

6. Read the License Agreement and click on I Agree once ready to continue

7. if Zim has been previously installed in your system, select New or Modify. Otherwise, select Re-install.

8. Choose the Destination Folder for the installation and click on Install

The default installation folder is C:\Program Files (x86)\ZIM\8.50\ on 64-bit English versions of Windows.

9. Select the appropriate package to install. Both the Zim Development PDP and the Zim Runtime for Windows are required for Zim application development

10. Enter the required activation keys for each of your products.

You activation keys can be found in the email you received when you downloaded Zim 8 Full Developer

Repeat this step for each expected activation key.

11. Click on Next > to continue the installation

12. Click on Install > to continue the installation

13. If all files have been installed properly, click on Close > to close the installer

Zim 8.50 Full Developer has been installed!

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Installing Zim 8 Client Developer

1. Locate the Zim 8 Client Developer installer

The installer is named according the following pattern: Zim850-Client-Dev-xxxx.exe ( where xxxx is the build number )

2. Run the installer as administrator

If installing on Windows is 64-bits, be sure to run the installer as administrator, by right-clicking on the installer and choosing Run as administrator from the drop-down list.

3. When the User Account Control dialog pops up, click on Yes to continue the installation

4. Select the installation language (English or Português Brasileiro) from the drop-down list and click on OK

          

5. Click on Next > to continue the installation

6. if Zim has been previously installed in your system, select New or Modify. Otherwise, select Re-install.

7. Choose the Destination Folder for the installation and click on Install.

The default installation folder is C:\Program Files (x86)\ZIM\8.50\ on 64-bit English versions of Windows.

8. Click on Finish to complete the installation.

10. Check the Zim installation folder and confirm the presence of following files

 

11. Confirm the ZimIDE and ZimQt Client shortcuts appear in All Programs > Zim > 8.50

Zim 8.50 Client Developer has been installed!

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Installing Zim 8 Client

1. Locate the Zim 8 Client installer

The installer is named according the following pattern: Zim850-Client-xxxx.exe ( where xxxx is the build number )

2. Run the installer as administrator

If installing on Windows is 64-bits, be sure to run the installer as administrator, by right-clicking on the installer and choosing Run as administrator from the drop-down list.

3. When the User Account Control dialog pops up, click on Yes to continue the installation

4. Select the installation language (English or Português Brasileiro) from the drop-down list and click on OK

          

5. Click on Next > to continue the installation

6. if Zim has been previously installed in your system, select New or Modify. Otherwise, select Re-install.

7. Choose the Destination Folder for the installation and click on Install.

The default installation folder is C:\Program Files (x86)\ZIM\8.50\ on 64-bit English versions of Windows.

8. Click on Finish to complete the installation.

10. Check the Zim installation folder and confirm the presence of following files

11. Confirm the ZimQt Client shortcut appears in All Programs > Zim > 8.50

Zim 8.50 Client has been installed!

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