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Installing the Stand Alone  Gearing Commander
Only Site Supporters have access to the Stand Alone install page !

Once you gained access to the Install page (see previous Help file) you need to install Google gears first if you did not do that already:

  • Make sure you have installed a compatible browser like Internet Explorer 8 or FireFox 3.6.
    Do NOT use any higher versions !

  • Make sure you are actually running that browser

  • On the right of the 'Stand Alone Install Page' click 'Google Gears Installer' and download the Windows installer to your computer.

  • Now run the downloaded file 'gears-win32-opt.msi'. Is shows a window like this:

  • Then it is installed without any other messages ! It will not report when finished so after about 1 minutes go to the next step, restarting your browser.
  • Now close your (compatible browser) and then start it again. Do not forget this step !
  • Then return to the Stand Alone Version Install Page
  • Continue with the next step, that is creating the "Local Gearing Commander Favorite (in IE) or Bookmark (in FireFox) by clicking the '2:Create Short Cut Button'.
  • Click OK in the appearing 'Add Bookmark" dialogue:

  • Only FireFox users: Read the extra on screen message completely before you close it !

  • The Bookmark that you just created needs to be edited before use, otherwise the page will open in the sidebar.
  • Select the created Bookmark called "LOCAL Gearing Commander"
  • Right click, select 'properties', 
  • UN-check 'Load this bookmark in the sidebar',
  • Close the Bookmark.
  • For all browser Types:
    If there is a previous version of the GC Local Version installed on your computer, first erase that by using the button marked '
    Erase Offline GC'.
    The Stand Alone status message will tell you when it's done. (almost immediate)
  • Now click the button '3:Install Offline GC'. The next Google Gears Security message appears:

  • Check the 'I trust this site. Allow it to use Google gears' box. 

  • click the 'Allow button'.

  • The following message will appear at the bottom of the screen:

  • Wait until copying is finished:

You can now take your computer offline (or switch your browser to 'Work Offline' using the browser menu option 'File/'Work Ofline' and use the Favorite or Bookmark to the LOCAL version. It should open the LOCAL Gearing Commander and you are good to go !

The link to use for the Stand Alone Version is: https://www.gearingcommander.com/local/index.htm

Do not use the Online Favorite or Bookmark you may have as it will take you to -of course- the Online version which is only available when having an Internet connection!

By the way you can use the LOCAL version also when you are online. In that case your database will automatically be updated to the last online version. There is no actual need to do so but it is possible. The only time you have to use the Stand Alone version while being Online is when you want to update the Bike database or the program itself.

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