1.You have run or downloaded and then run one or more .exe files.
2.This will expand all the files needed for WordSmith Tools into the folder of your choice (\wsmith6 by default). You can install to a removable drive if you wish (explained below).
3.Now run \wsmith6\wordsmith6.exe to get started. You will be asked to register. Otherwise WordSmith will go through its paces as a Demonstration Version.
Upon receipt of the registration code, run WordSmith Tools. If you have only just installed the registration program will start up automatically. If not you can run \wsmith6\WSRegister6.exe.
Everything must correspond exactly to what you were given when you purchased.
Paste in your Name as specified in your purchase email or screen and (if there are any in the registration) Other Details, and paste in the code.
This name appears in the main window and whenever you access the About option (F9). Your software will then be fully enabled, and the Update from Demo menu option will disappear. (The WSRegister6.exe program will still be there in your \wsmith6 folder, and can be used if you ever need to re-register.)
You may require Administrator rights to register an installation using \Program Files. See this link or search "run as Administrator".
You don't need to install to the C:\ drive -- you can install WordSmith on a USB drive such as a pen drive or memory stick, or a fast external hard drive. That way you can take WordSmith with you from one computer to the next. A pen drive will be a rather slow medium, but a fast external drive can be very satisfactory in terms of speed. If you save your default settings, any folder names which are on the external drive itself get the drive letter corrected automatically.
Follow the instructions at
To update a version so as to get the very latest build of the program, just check the button in the Updates box.
Or simply re-install afresh with a complete new download.
To update a demo version, visit http://lexically.net/wordsmith/purchasing.htm for details of suppliers.
If you make a mistake and your registration fails, you can try again. You can get a more recent version at the WordSmith home page.
To un-install, just delete all the files in your \wsmith6 folder. Your data may be in sub-folders of \wsmith6 or in sub-folders of your Documents\wsmith6.