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HAAKE RheoWin Software, version 4.70.0000

Download the RheoWin files

This is a fully executable version of RheoWin 4.

Please note: In order to be able to install RheoWin 4 on your computer you need a RheoWin 4 License Key !

Download the following *.ZIP file and copy them to a single (temporary) directory on your hard drive.

Then unzip the *.ZIP file using any suitable unzip program.

In case you do not have an (UN)ZIP program you can download a freeware ZIP program  from the following Web-site : http://www.ozemail.com.au/~nulifetv/freezip/index.html.

Updates for version 4.70.0000

There are currently no updates for this version.

RheoWin 4.70.0000 and Windows XP

Starting from version 4.70.0000 RheoWin has not been tested under Windows XP (in any version) anymore and is therefore not supported for use under Windows XP anymore.

Virtual com port driver for Viscotester D and Viscotester E

The virtual com port driver for the Viscotester D and Viscotester E is available for download here.

Virtual com port driver for SC and AC circulators

The virtual com port driver for the new SC and AC circulators is available for download here.

Updates/Downloads for Foculus camera (RheoScope module)

New FGControl software and drivers for Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 64-bit and 32-bit

For Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 both in the 32-bit and the 64-bit versions the use of the new FGControl software and drivers is obligatory.

Supported rheometers, viscometers, temperature control systems and other devices

Supported operating systems

Rheowin 4 license key

In order to be able to install this version of RheoWin on your computer you will need a valid RheoWin 4 license key. A RheoWin 3 or a RheoWin 2 key will not enable you to install RheoWin 4.0.

A separate license key is needed for installing the tools for FDA 21 CFR part 11 compliance. A separate license key is also needed to install the TTS (Time Temperature Superposition), Spectra and MWD (Molecular Weight Distribution) tools as well as for the installation of some other optional software features.

The keys for RheoWin 4 consist of a company name, serial number and the key code. When you receive the key per e-mail this information will be stored in a *.key or *.txt file which can be opened and viewed by using any text-editor (Notepad, Write, Word, etc.).

The key information must either be entered manually (as in previous versions) or loaded from the supplied *.txt file (this is new for version 4.40) during the installation process.

A Key-Diskette for RheoWin 2.x or a RheoWin 3.x key will NOT enable you to install RheoWin 3, however the upgrade from RheoWin 2 or RheoWin 3 to RheoWin 4 is free of charge (shipping and handling costs may apply).

In order to request a RheoWin 4 license key download the RheoWin Key order form fill it out as completely as possibly, save it and send it to support.mc.de[at]thermofisher.com (replace [at] by @). You will then receive your new key per e-mail.

Installation of RheoWin 4

RheoWin 4 can be installed parallel to an existing RheoWin 2.xx and/or RheoWin 3.xx installation if needed. Please note that RheoWin 4 can read RheoWin 2.xx and 3.xx data, job and page files (backward compatibility), but that older RheoWin version can not read files saved by newer versions!! RheoWin 2.xx, 3.xx and 4.xx should ALWAYS be installed in different directories.

RheoWin 4.63.00xx can be installed, as an Upgrade installation, over an existing RheoWin 4.20.00xx, RheoWin 4.30.00xx, RheoWin 4.4x.00xx and RheoWin 4.50.00xx version, without deinstalling the older version first. In this case the settings from the previous installation are automatically used for the new version.

Here's how to install RheoWin:

  1. Please read the document new.doc BEFORE installing RheoWin 4!
     
  2. Please note that (Windows) Administrator rights are needed to install RheoWin!
     
  3. Upgrade installation:
    In case the settings of the previous installation should be used used for the new
    installation the previous version must not be deinstalled before the new version is
    installed.
    Please note: The 'upgrade installation' can only be used for an existing
    RheoWin 4.20.00xx, RheoWin 4.30.00xx or RheoWin 4.4x.00xx installation!
    Please note: For older RheoWin versions (version 4.10.00xx and older) the 'Upgrade
    installation
    ' method can not be used, that means that the 'New installation' method
    (see 3b below) must be used, in this case the settings of the previous installation
    will not be available in the new installation.

    New installation:
    Deinstall (remove) any previous RheoWin 4 version first (if applicable):
    Click the Windows Start button, then select Settings, then select Control Panel,
    in the Control Panel select Add or Remove Programs, in the list of programs select
    HAAKE RheoWin and then click on the Change/Remove button and follow the instructions.

    Please note: In this case the settings from a previous installation will be lost and can
    not be automatically used for the subsequent new installation!
     
  4. Starting the installation program from a directory on your harddisk in which you unzipped the *.ZIP file :
    To install RheoWin from harddisk go to the (temporary) directory in which
    you unzipped the *.ZIP file after downloading. Please make sure that you
    have the following file in that directory: Setup.exe
    To start the installation please run the Setup.exe program.

    Starting the installation program from the RheoWin CD :
    This CD is "self-starting", just click on "Install HAAKE RheoWin 4" to start the installation.
    In case the installation screen does not come up automatically you can start it by
    double-clicking on the file "index.htm" in the Windows explorer, this will show the
    installation screen in your web-browser.
    You can also start the installation by run the setup.exe program from the RheoWin
    directory on the CD

The installation program will guide you through the installation. Please make sure that you have a RheoWin 4 License Key (see above) readily available since the installation program will ask for this.

For a detailed and complete description of the RheoWin installation see the HAAKE RheoWin Installation and 21 CFR part 11 configuration User Guide, which is available on the RheoWin CD and can be downloaded using the following links: