Installation Guide

This page contains the installation instructions for Gulden Trade Ticker

Unzipping and installing the application

The application is distributed as a zip file. By default, on Windows, zip files downloaded from the Internet, including all files inside, are "blocked" by the operating system. This means the application and DLL files may become unusable.

To use the application without issues, the zip file should be unblocked first before extracting its contents out. To “unblock” a file, right-click it in Windows Explorer, choose Properties from the context menu, click the Unblock button in the lower right-hand corner of the resulting dialog, and hit OK or Apply

You can now extract the content of the zip to a destination of your choice.

Unblock zipfiles

Running the application for the first time – Microsoft Smartscreen

Windows includes a SmartScreen filter that prevents unknown programs from running.

SmartScreen is a security feature that will prevent bad applications from running, but it also prevents unknown legitimate applications from running. Windows sends and retrieves information about every application you download and install. If the application is known, Windows will run the application.

If SmartScreen doesn’t know about an application, like a new or niche program that few people use, Windows will prevent the application from running on your computer. This will be the case with Gulden Trade Ticker.

When you try to launch the application for the first time, Windows will display a message saying it "protected your PC" by preventing the application from running. Click the More info link. Windows SmartScreen protection warning Click the Run anyway button and Windows will allow the application to run. Windows SmartScreen protection run anyway

Running the program automatically when Windows starts

Since version 0.0.6.0 the application can start when Windows boots. You can configure this in the settings screen. You can configure Windows to start older versions of the application automatically with the following guide at How-To geek.