Make sure that your operating system is up to date:
Mac OS: Click the Apple logo in the upper left corner of your screen and choose Software Updates.
Windows Vista: Click the Start button in the lower left of your screen, and choose All Programs -> Windows Update. Follow the prompts to install updates.
Windows XP: Click the Start button in the lower left of your screen and choose Control Panel -> Windows Update. Follow the prompts to install updates.
Update your graphics card drivers: A driver is a piece of software that controls hardware in your computer. Updating drivers means keeping your computer working correctly with other programs.
If you have a prebuilt Windows computer (e.g. a Dell, HP, Gateway, or other off-the-shelf model) you can download driver updates from the manufacturer's support site.
If you have a custom-built or home-built Windows computer, you will need to identify your graphics card and visit its manufacturer's website for drivers.
On Mac OS this is not an issue, as the Software Update utility described above will update hardware drivers as well as operating system components.
Update other supporting software: When you install Starry Night College, you will be prompted to install or update any other required software by downloading it from the internet. Starry Night College may not function properly without these.
Installing Starry Night College on a student account: If you are an administrator installing the software on school computers to be used by students signing in under their own accounts, the students will need read/write access to the following folders.
Windows: My Computer/Local Disk/Documents and Settings/<user account>/Local Settings/Application Data/Imaginova Canada/Prefs ANDProgram Files/Starry Night College
Mac: Home/Library/Preferences/Imaginova Canada AND Applications/Starry Night College
Registering Starry Night College:
If you are a teacher or professor, you will be asked to register the software the first time you start it up. Follow the instructions and you will receive a username, registration number, and referral code. Use the username and registration number to activate your own copy of the software, and send the referral code to your students so that they can access their download software.
If you are a student with a downloaded copy, you will receive a four-digit referral code from your professor. You will need this code to download your software. Upon starting the software for the first time you will be asked to register your copy. Click the button that says "Get registration number" and follow the prompts. Use the username and registration number that you receive to activate the software in the startup screen.
Always copy and paste your registration number into the program to activate it. The username and registration number are case-sensitive and must be entered exactly as shown. Copying and pasting will avoid typing errors that will result in a failure to activate.
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