PEP CD Update

his page has the latest update for the PEP CD. All the updates are cumulative to the time of their appearance, so there is no need to download updates older than the current one. This update is only for licensed owners of the PEP CD. The secured archive files are password-protected and encrypted. They can only be unzipped by licensed owners of the PEP CD or PEP CD Plus. Please read the installation instructions below before downloading and installing the update.

 

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Downloading and installing the update

Windows

  1. Click on the link below. When prompted whether to run the file or save to disk, choose Save to Disk and save the update file in the directory on your hard disk in which you have the PEP CD installed or where you plan to store the update file (we suggest c:\pepcd). You can use the update feature without hard disk installation of the distribution CD-ROM, but you will have to view the updates by separately pointing your browser at the hard disk directory in which they are stored.
  2. After the update download is complete, run the file, either by launching it from your Download Manager or by starting the Windows Explorer, pointing it at the directory to which you downloaded the update and double-clicking the update file name.
  3. You will be asked for a directory to unzip the update into. If you installed the PEP CD or PEP CD Plus to the default directory, this should be c:\pepcd. If you installed to a different directory, change the specified directory to the one in which you installed the PEP CD. Click Unzip.
  4. The archive is a secured, password-protected archive. You must supply the first five characters of your registration number as a password. The registration number is on a label on the back of the CD holder and on your invoice for the PEP CD or CD Plus in the upper right hand corner as the "Invoice #". Please be sure to type the characters exactly as shown on the label. Click OK.
  5. You may see file overwrite warnings as the unzipping process occurs. Allow the update to overwrite the existing files, since this will replace the older versions with the latest ones.
  6. Once the unzip is completed, you're ready to use the new files.

Macintosh

  1. Click on the link below. When prompted whether to run the file or save to disk, choose Save to Disk and save the update file in the folder on your hard disk in which you have the PEP CD installed or where you plan to store the update file (we suggest pepcd). You can use the update feature without hard disk installation of the distribution CD-ROM, but you will have to view the updates by separately pointing your browser at the hard disk directory in which they are stored.
  2. After the update download is complete, run the file, either by launching it from your Download Manager or by opening the hard drive, pointing it at the folder to which you downloaded the update and double-clicking the update (.ZIP) file name. Most versions of the Mac operating system have StuffIt Expander extensions installed as a part of the operating system, which can handle this kind of file. If you receive an error message when you click on the ZIP file, you have probably disabled StuffIt Expander and will need to reinstall or re-enable it.
  3. You may be asked for a folder to unzip the update into. If you installed the PEP CD or PEP CD Plus to the default folder, you should already have pepcd folder for this purpose. If you installed to a different folder, change the specified folder to the one in which you installed the PEP CD. Click Unzip. If you have no folder for the update yet, we suggest you use pepcd as the folder to unzip to.
  4. The archive is a secured, password-protected archive. You must supply the first five characters of your registration number as a password. The registration number is on a label on the back of the CD holder and on your invoice for the PEP CD or CD Plus in the upper right hand corner as the "Invoice #". Please be sure to type the characters exactly as shown on the label. Click OK.
  5. You may see file overwrite warnings as the unzipping process occurs. Allow the update to overwrite the existing files, since this will replace the older versions with the latest ones.
  6. Once the unzip is completed, you're ready to use the new files.

Viewing the Update

  1. Start your browser (Internet Explorer, Netscape or Firefox for most people). Click on the browser File, Open File.. menu and point the browser at the directory in which you placed the update files. Click on the file you want to view and then, click OK. If you want to find out what's new in the update, you should choose the PNOEDPRE.HTML file, Your browser should load the file you chose.
  2. Note that, if you did not install the PEP CD or PEP CD Plus to your hard disk or installed it to a different directory/folder than the one you unzipped the update files into, you may see a page with some missing graphics and a warning at the top of the page which reads (in part), "The Piano Education Page uses Cascading Style Sheets to improve its appearance. Your browser does not support CSS. You can download current versions of Netscape Communicator or Internet Explorer at no cost and view PEP as it was intended." This error is most likely not due to having a browser incompatible with CSS. Chances are that the browser couldn't find the style sheets and graphics necessary to render the page. Just make sure you point the browser to the directory in which you installed the update and this problem should resolve.

Download

Download Update (ZIP file) - dated 03/13/2009 (for Windows and Macintosh - 3.4 Mb)

Page created: 11/25/05
Last updated: 03/13/09
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