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Installation Notes - Scan Control software

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                          Installation Notes 8.5.3


           Agilent Microarray Scan Control Version A.8.5

                                 for

                  Agilent G2565CA Microarray Scanner


               (c) Copyright 2017 Agilent Technologies

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SCOPE:  THE SOFTWARE ON THIS DISK IS INTENDED FOR INSTALLATION ON
        PC WORKSTATIONS CONNECTED TO THE AGILENT G2505C MICROARRAY
        SCANNER. ONLY END USERS LOGGED ON WITH ADMINISTRATOR
        PRIVILEGES CAN INSTALL THIS SOFTWARE.  ONLY INSTALL THIS
        SOFTWARE ON A G2565CA SCANNER OR AN AGILENT SCANNER
        SYSTEM THAT HAS BEEN UPGRADED TO THAT STATUS.

TOPICS ADDRESSED IN THIS FILE:


  *  Installing the software on Windows 7 64-bit or Windows 10 64-bit

  *  Preserving CUSTOM SCAN REGIONS used in version prior to V 8.1,
     if appropriate.

  *  Preserving CUSTOM SCAN REGIONS used in version 8.X.

  *  Preserving CUSTOM SCAN PROFILES used in version 8.X.

  *  PREPARE to install Agilent Scan Control software A.8.5

  *  Help files and documents depend on Adobe Acrobat (tm).

  *  No uninstallation required for version 8.X.

  *  UNINSTALLATION of earlier versions of Agilent Scan Control,
     if appropriate.

  *  INSTALLATION of Agilent Scan Control v.8.5

  *  REBOOTING the PC

TOPICS NOT ADDRESSED IN THIS FILE:

  *  Restoring or upgrading the computer's operating system and/or
     installing the Agilent Scan Control Software after restoring
     or upgrading the computer's operating system.  Contact Agilent
     Technical Support for assistance with this.

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    Installing the software on Windows 10 64-bit or Windows 7 64-bit 
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Version 8.5 Scan Control software can be used on either Windows 10 64-bit
or Windows 7 64-bit operating systems. The following document provides
additional instructions on how to install drivers appropriate for the 
Agilent microarray scanner:  Windows_64_Bit_Driver_Install_Notes_8_5_3.pdf.

Proceed with the instructions below, then install the drivers per the
referenced instructions.

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    Preserving CUSTOM SCAN REGIONS used on versions prior to 8.1
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If there are no custom scan regions to preserve, skip this step.

1. Prior to installing Agilent Scan Control A.8.5,

   a. Open the scan control software.
  
   b. From within the user interface, Select "Tools," then select
      "Scan Region Editor".

   c. Copy down any custom scan regions you may require.  The
      essential parameters you will need to note are: X Pos, Y Pos,
      Width, and Height.

2. You will need to re-enter these parameters when the software
   installation process is complete.

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    Preserving CUSTOM SCAN REGIONS used in versions 8.X
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If there are no custom scan regions to preserve, skip this step.

1. During installation, the scan region file "ChipRegion.ini" will be
   copied to a backup location; this location will be reported in the
   first installer screen.

2. Subsequent to installation, rename the backup file to the original
   filename.

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    Preserving CUSTOM SCAN PROFILES used in versions 8.X
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If there are no custom scan profiles to preserve, skip this step.

1. During installation, the profile file "CarouselCfg.pfl" will be
   copied to a backup location; this location will be reported in the
   first installer screen.

2. Subsequent to installation, merge the saved profiles into the
   software using the Import function of the Profile Editor.

3. This step will allow you to maintain the custom profiles AND access
   the new profiles included for Agilent G3 microarrays.

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     PREPARE to install Agilent Scan Control Version A.8.5.
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1. If a previous version of the scanner software exists, close all
   Agilent Scanner applications on your PC Desktop that are currently
   running.

2. Turn off the Agilent Microarray Scanner that is connected to the PC
   Workstation.

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        Help files and documents depend on Adobe Acrobat (tm)
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1. All help files and manuals are provided in pdf format. Adobe
   Acrobat(tm) is required in order to view and read these pdf files. 

2. If Adobe Acrobat(tm) is not installed on the PC, we recommend doing
   so before installing the scanner software.
   Please visit 'http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat' and download
   the free Acrobat reader.

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     NO UNINSTALLATION REQUIRED for v 8.X
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If you are currently running v 8.X, an upgrade installation will be
performed.  There is no need to uninstall v 8.X.

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     INSTALLATION of Agilent Scan Control, Version A.8.5
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To Install:

1. Insert Agilent Scan Control Software CD (p/n G2566-60041) into the
   CD-ROM drive.

   The auto-run program should start the installation. If the auto-run
   program is not enabled on your computer, start the installation by
   double-clicking the file:
   
   ScannerSetup.exe

2. If the User Account Control message appears click yes to continue and           
    follow the installation instructions on the screen.

   a. In the Customer Information window, enter the serial     
       number of your scanner, which can be found on the scanner in one      
       of the following places: 
         - Under the lid on the autoloader tray, or
         - In the side vent compartment

         Example:  US23502302

   b. In the Choose Destination Location window, choose the default
       directory location C:\Program Files (x86)\Agilent\Microarray.
   c. In the Select Program Folder window, choose the default name
       "Agilent".
   d. The software will now install and configure the software
       automatically.
   e. The "InstallShield Wizard Complete" window will appear and the
       message "Setup has finished installing Agilent Scan Control on
       your computer" will be displayed.

   3. After the software installation is complete, you will be asked if you
       want to restart your PC now or later.  It is advisable to
       select "Yes, I want to restart my computer now".  Remove the CD
       from the drive before clicking "Finish".

   4. Power on the scanner. Wait a few minutes for the scanner to
       initialize and establish a connection with the PC.
   
   5. Please see the additional instructions on how to install the drivers
       appropriate for the Agilent microarray scanner. The
       document to read is:   Windows_64_Bit_Driver_Install_Notes_8_5_3.pdf.

   6. Once the drivers are installed, you're ready to run Agilent Scan    
       Control Version A.8.5.

   7. To restore your customized scan regions, do the following:
       a. From within the user interface, Select "Tools," then select
           "Scan Region Editor"
       b. Re-enter your custom scan regions.

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                           REBOOTING the PC
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It is recommended that you restart it after installation is complete.
Remove the CD from the drive before clicking "Finish".

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                      Agilent Technical Support
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In the United States, call 1-800-227-9770.

For other countries, find technical support contact information at
http://www.genomics.agilent.com/article.jsp?pageId=3287. Click on 

"Select a Country or Area" at the top of the page.

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