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Thanks for answering. My problem now is that I seem to have been able to download the program, but can't get the installer to inistall it! It gives me the path to go to the installer, when I click on the installer, nothing happens. I get the message "do you want the program to make changes..." and when I click yes, nothing gets done. Any ideas?