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Data & Program Upgrades
Upgrades are of two kinds:
Free Upgrades - may be offered from time to time to correct any program bugs that may come to light as well as any glaring data errors.
Paid Upgrades - include new mineral data and new data for old minerals. They do not include new images.
You may download free upgrades as often as you like. We
will check the version number to determine whether or not the upgrade is
suitable for your software.
Click here to access all free MinIdent-Win© upgrades available at this time.
When you have completed the free upgrade download
procedure, if all is in order, a free upgrade will be downloaded. If there
are any problems, please send us an email
outlining your problem. These free upgrades are intended only to correct
"bugs" or known serious data errors. Major upgrades to add new minerals
and new data to the database can be purchased via the "Paid Upgrade"
option. The various codes that you will need for the free upgrade, will be
found under "About" on the MinIdent screen. They are also recorded in the
file "MIWCODES.txt" which you should find on your Desktop.
Quotation for Paid Upgrades:
The cost of a paid upgrade depends on how long it was
since your software license was purchased or the elapsed time since your
last paid upgrade. To find out how much a full upgrade of your version
would cost, simply click on "quote" and then enter your product code
number, your computer code number, your registration key number and your
name in the panels provided. If your version of MinIdent-Win has not been
updated for 5 years or more, we highly recommend replacing it since that
will cost little or no more than upgrading and you will get, in addition,
any new images and perhaps new facilities, that may have been added since
your original version was made.
Click here to request a quotation for a paid database upgrade.
Click here to print mail-in upgrade quotation request form.
When you have your quotation, purchase can be made by a
credit card transaction and, if accepted, the download and
upgrade can be made there and then. If, however, you do not wish to pay
electronically, you may use any of the other methods of payment that are
available for purchase of the complete program (i.e., a certified cheque
drawn on a Canadian bank, a Western Union Money Transfer, a banker's
draft, an international money order or a money wire). Institutions with
established credit, may be able to use a purchase order. An upgrade order
form for processing by mail can be printed from the documents section.
Once your funds have been received and processed, you will be supplied
with an upgrade code number by email. Then you can select the "Upgrade by
code" button, enter the number and proceed with the download and
installation. Should you decide against an upgrade at this time, you can
simply leave the upgrade page without placing an order.
Once you have completed the paid upgrade procedure, and your payment is received,
you will receive a upgrade key code and MinIdent-Win upgrade program for use on your machine and installation of
the upgrade will take place automatically.
* If you have mislaid the product code supplied with
your CD, you will be able to read it under "About" on the MinIdent screen.
All of the other required codes and the licensee's name appear in the same
place. You can also find these pieces of information in the Windows desktop
directory in a text file called "MIWCODES.txt". You can open it with
programs such as Notepad or Wordpad and read the required information.