CyPics installation may require that
some Microsoft components are installed on your computer depending on your operating
If you have Win 2000/ME/XP you should return to download
The options for installing the components are follow, our support staff are available to help should you
have any problems.
Download a single self installing executable which will automatically install
any missing components that are required by CyPics.
This installation package contains:
Installer V1.1, MDAC 2.1SP2 & DCOM 95 V1.3. Each of these
is considered by Microsoft an operating system component and cannot be uninstalled once
Windows '95 users please see the Windows '95 note.
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small test program may be downloaded here that will tell you which components, if any
are required on your system.
Check components: ChkInst.exe
If you already have anything you should return to download
You can get the items you need as a single
download from one of our sites or you can download each of the Microsoft components separately.
The Microsoft download references are given below for each of these
Data Access Components (MDAC)
T he Microsoft Data Access
Components (MDAC) provide support for Microsoft Access Databases. CyPics requires MDAC
Version 2.1 or later. See the note below for MDAC 2.6 which
does not include the MS Access drivers (Jet).
MDAC is available for download from
the Microsoft site at:
||Provides MS Access 2000 driver (Jet 4.0), leaves prior versions
of the MS Access driver ('97, Jet 3.5) untouched.
||Provides MS Access 2000 driver (Jet 4.0), reputedly leaves
prior versions of the MS Access driver ('97, Jet 3.5) untouched.
||Provides no MS Access drivers, removes prior versions of
the MS Access driver. See the note below.
If you want MS Access 97 support in CyPics we recommend that you use the earliest
possible version of the MDAC components (2.1). MDAC is treated as part of the operating
system so you cannot just reinstall one version and install another. The safest way to
go back in versions is to reinstall your PC from scratch!
MDAC 2.6 Advice from the Microsoft Web Site
If you are installing MDAC 2.6 and also need to install the
Jet components, you can download a redistributable version of Jet 4.0 Service Pack 3
(Jet40SP3_Comp.exe). Jet40SP3_Comp.exe is a complete set of Jet 4.0 components for
Microsoft Windows 95, Microsoft Windows 98, and Microsoft Windows NT version 4.0.
Jet40SP3_Comp.exe gives you the complete Jet 4.0 components up to Service Pack 3 (SP3).
This is the same version of Jet that ships with Microsoft Windows 2000 and Microsoft
Windows Millennium Edition (Me).
You should only install Jet40SP3_Comp.exe when Jet 4.0 is not
already installed by your operating system, an application, or Microsoft Access Data
Components (MDAC) 2.5 Service Pack 1 (SP1) or earlier. Before installing
Jet40SP3_Comp.exe, you need to install MDAC 2.6 or later.
Windows 95 users require
Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM '95) as a prerequisite to installing
MDAC. DCOM ships with Windows '98, NT and later. MDAC will not install on
Windows '95 without DCOM '95 already on a system.
You can you get it from
DCOM '95 is available from the
Microsoft site at:
MS Access 97 support now requires the installation of DAO support to allow
CyPics to manipulate the database structure.
You can get it from:
DAO support is available from the CyWarp site
3.02 or greater on Windows '95
CyPics uses the latest help system from Microsoft (HTML Help) which is Web page
based. Unfortunately on Windows '95 this requires Internet Explorer 3.02 or greater
to be installed. Internet Explorer 3.02 is on your Windows '95 CD.