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MotionGenesis Kane Installation and Licensing
For PC/Windows Computers
  MotionGenesis: F=ma FAQ
Please   contact Motion Genesis   if one of the following steps could not be completed   (provide the step #).
Note: Sometimes security warnings are issued when installing or starting the software.

  1. Click here to download   InstallMotionGenesisToCDrivePC.exe   (or use the   indirect link).
  2. On your computer,   find   the downloaded file   InstallMotionGenesisToCDrivePC.exe.
  3. On your computer, double-click on   InstallMotionGenesisToCDrivePC.exe   and   install.
    Click   here   if you get the message: "This app can't run on your PC. To find the version for your PC, check with the software publisher."
  4. On your computer, change folders to   C:\MotionGenesis.
    i.e., change directories to the root (top-level) of your computer's hard drive   =>   then MotionGenesis.
  5. From within your computer's   MotionGenesis folder,   double-click on   MotionGenesisStartHere.
  6. Did the MotionGenesis™ Kane program start with a   BLUE   (not black)   background ?
  7. Software license problems ?    (if not skip this item) .
    Note: Have you purchased a   MotionGenesis™ Kane   software license   or a   NEW textbook   bundled with MotionGenesis™ Kane ?
    • A.   Ensure the MotionGenesis   USER   is the person logged into the computer.
            Note: MotionGenesis™ Kane is usually licensed to a single user.
    • B.   The license agreement should appear.   Type   Y   (YES)   if you agree.
    • C.   Answer the question:   "Have you purchased and are you ready to request a license?   (Y/N):"
            If this question does not appear, type   ComputerID   at the MotionGenesis command prompt.
    • D.   Enter a single   letter (a-f)   for license version and a   number (e.g., 1 or 2)   for license duration.
    • E.   Enter your name and organization/school.
    • F.   Use your mouse to   HIGHLIGHT   the on-screen MG-computer ID.
    • G.   Press   ENTER   to copy the MG-computer ID to the computer's clipboard.
    • I.   Paste   the MG-computer ID into an e-mail to   MotionGenesis   (e.g., use Ctrl-V to paste).
    • J.   Within a few days, receive an   e-mail   from MotionGenesis with an attached file   MGLicense.txt.
            If not, resend your e-mail license request to   MotionGenesis .
    • K.   Move the file   MGLicense.txt   to your computer's   C:\MotionGenesis   folder.
    • L.   Redo steps   #5,   #6,   and   #7A   above.
    • M.   If any on-screen licensing error messages appear, please send them to   MotionGenesis .
             Note: The license may stop working if you change your ComputerName or UserName
             (or number of processors or hyper-threading or processor architecture, ...).
  8. Type   Plot   at the MotionGenesis™ Kane line prompt.
  9. Click the   Function   button and enter the function -- the default function is sin(x).
    Click the   View Graph   button.   A graph should appear.
  10. To quit, type   exit   at the MotionGenesis™ Kane line prompt.
  11. Do some of the two minute   Get-Started exercises.

If you encounter problems, please see:   MotionGenesis Installation and License Video

This app can't run on your PC. To find the version for your PC, check with the software publisher.
If you get this error it may be due to a corrupt or incomplete install file.
Re-download   the installation file.   Most time, this fixes the problem (the installer is approximately 13.5 MB).
If there is a 32/64-bit problem with the   installer,   try the following:
1.   Right-click on   InstallMotionGenesisToCDrivePC.exe
2.   From the pull-down menu, select   Properties.
3.   Click the   Compatibility   tab.
4.   Check the box that says   "Run this program in compatibility mode for"
5.   Choose:   "Windows XP Service Pack 3"
6.   Again run the installer by double-clicking on   InstallMotionGenesisToCDrivePC.exe
If there is a 32/64-bit problem with the   MotionGenesis.exe   program, try the following:
1.   Go to your computer's   MotionGenesis folder,   usually at at C:\MotionGenesis
2.   Right-click on   MotionGenesis.exe
3.   From the pull-down menu, select   Properties.
4.   Click the   Compatibility   tab.
5.   Check the box that says   "Run this program in compatibility mode for"
6.   Choose:   "Windows XP Service Pack 3"
7.   Again run the installer by double-clicking on   MotionGenesis.exe