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Old 06-11-2011, 06:17 PM   #1
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Must be a way to INSTALL Calibre on my PC

Help,

I am highly computer literate but I have NO idea how to install Calibre on my Windows 7 PC. I went to the Calibre download site and downloaded the Windows version program.

http://calibre-ebook.com/download_windows

What I ended up with in a folder called UPDATA_M04R752 which is supposed to be version 0.8.5. What is contained in the folder is MSB04-FW.BIN (binary files) and MSB04-FW.ID (ID filed) but no executable file. This appears to be a folder for UPDATING Calibre not installing it but every location I go to that "downloads" the latest version gives me the same download files. Can anyone help me here?

Thanks in advance!!
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Old 06-11-2011, 06:21 PM   #2
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I am on a Mac but I am pretty sure you are supposed to get a file called calibre-0.8.5.msi for windows...

Try this link
http://sourceforge.net/projects/calibre/files/0.8.5/
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Old 06-11-2011, 06:33 PM   #3
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I am on a Mac but I am pretty sure you are supposed to get a file called calibre-0.8.5.msi for windows...

Try this link
http://sourceforge.net/projects/calibre/files/0.8.5/
Try here...

http://status.calibre-ebook.com/dist/win32
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Old 06-11-2011, 07:20 PM   #4
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Hi, Thanks for the input so far but my problem is not getting the download but rather How to INSTALL it. I have the download that is linked to in the above replies which is a folder with two files, neither of which is any kind if executable to install the program. The two files are a .BIN file and and .ID file. I am running a Windows 7 PC. I would assume the BIN file is the data packet and the ID files ID's the file version but nothing to run for an install. Thanks for anyone's continued help.
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Old 06-11-2011, 07:22 PM   #5
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Sounds like you downloaded the zip file and unzipped it, instead of downloading the .msi file and double-clicking on it.
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Old 06-11-2011, 07:23 PM   #6
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There should *not* be any folders or multiple files. You should have one file, calibre-0.8.5.msi, which you run.

Are you picking 'open' when you download it? Try downloading with 'save' instead. Are you using a download manager? Try disabling it, because it is being too helpful.
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Old 06-11-2011, 07:29 PM   #7
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Do you mean that when you click those links, you are not prompted to download a file called 'calibre-0.8.5.msi' ?! And instead you get a folder with 2 files in it ?

You should end up with the .msi file on your hard disk, which you double-click and then the installation process should start ...

EDIT: mmm, sorry for pointing out all that again, while I was typing 2 posts were added
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Old 06-11-2011, 07:31 PM   #8
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I'm voting for the download accelerator as being the culprit.
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Old 06-11-2011, 07:41 PM   #9
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Hi Susan, Your post helped. It turns out that when I downloaded the program I was actually downloading TWO different files (one a folder with two files [mentioned above]) and one the .MSI file. Since the folder on my PC I download to has a number of files the .MSI file kinda got lost in the list and only the data file folder caught my eye. After your post I re-inspected the list of downloaded files on my PC and there was the .MSI file. Thank you ALL so much and especially Susan. Now I start learning Calibre and see it it does what I need (converting ePub files to Kindle format).
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Old 06-12-2011, 08:37 AM   #10
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In Windows, the Run dialog box defaults to programs, which does NOT include .msi installation programs. You can choose all files to see everything.
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