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3.2 Installing LispWorks for Windows

3.2.1 Main installation and patches

The LispWorks 7.0 installer contains each of the Editions. Additionally, there may be a patch installer which upgrades LispWorks to version 7.0.x. You need to complete the main installation before adding patches.

3.2.2 Visual Studio runtime components and Windows Installer

On systems where this is not present, installing LispWorks will automatically install a copy of the Microsoft.VC80.CRT component, which contains the Microsoft Visual Studio runtime DLLs needed by LispWorks.

3.2.3 Installing over previous versions

You can install LispWorks 7.0 in the same location as LispWorks 6.x, LispWorks 5.x or LispWorks 4.4.5. This is the default installation location.

You can also install LispWorks 7.0 without uninstalling older versions such as Xanalys LispWorks 4.4 or Xanalys LispWorks 4.3 provided that the chosen installation directory is different.

3.2.4 Information for Beta testers

Users of LispWorks 7.0 Beta should completely uninstall it before installing LispWorks 7.0. Remember to remove any patches added since the Beta release.

See Uninstalling LispWorks for Windows for instructions.

3.2.5 To install LispWorks

To install LispWorks (32-bit) for Windows run LispWorks70-32bit.exe. You will have downloaded this from the x86-win32 folder.

To install LispWorks (64-bit) for Windows run LispWorks70-64bit.exe. You will have downloaded this from the x64-windows folder.

Follow the instructions on screen and read the remainder of this section. Entering the License Data

Enter your serial number and license key when the installer asks for these details in the Customer Information screen.

Your license key will be supplied to you in email from Lisp Support.

If you have problems with your LispWorks license key, send it to, describing what happens after you enter it, preferably with a screenshot. Installation location

By default 32-bit LispWorks installs in All Users space in C:\Program Files (x86)\LispWorks\

By default 64-bit LispWorks installs in All Users space in C:\Program Files\LispWorks\

To install LispWorks in a non-default location (for example, to ensure it is accessible only by the licensed user on a multi-user system such as a login server (remote desktop)), select Custom setup in the Setup Type screen. Then click Change... in the Custom Setup screen and choose the desired location in the Change Current Destination Folder dialog. Do not simply move the LispWorks folder later, as this will break the installation. Installing the Documentation

By default all the documentation is installed.

If you do not want to install the HTML Documentation, select Custom setup in the Setup Type screen and select This feature will not be available in the HTML Documentation feature in the Custom Setup screen.

You can also choose not to install the PDF Documentation, in a similar way.

You can add the HTML Documentation and the PDF Documentation later, by re-running the installer. The documentation is also available at . Installing Patches

After completing the main installation of the Professional or Enterprise Edition, ensure you install the latest patches which are available for download at .

Patch installation instructions are in the README file accompanying the patch download. Starting LispWorks

When the installation is complete, you can start 32-bit LispWorks on Windows 7 by choosing Start > All Programs > LispWorks 7.0 (32-bit) > LispWorks 7.0 (32-bit) , or on Windows 8 by choosing LispWorks 7.0 (32-bit) on the Start screen.

Start 64-bit LispWorks similarly.

Note: After installation you must not move or copy the LispWorks folder, since the system records the installation location. Moreover LispWorks needs to be able find its library at runtime and therefore the LispWorks installation should not be moved around piecemeal. If you simply want to run LispWorks from somewhere more convenient, then consider adding a shortcut.

LispWorks Release Notes and Installation Guide - 2 Mar 2015