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DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS FOR EQS FOR WINDOWS 5.1 TO 5.6 PATCH FILE

The download procedures were tested on Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer browsers.  Download procedures may vary when using other browsers.  Please print out this instructions page before downloading the patch file.

Before beginning to download the patch file, you should know the sub-directory where EQS 5.1 for Windows is installed.  Knowing the EQS directory will make the process easier.

Download Procedures:

  1. Click on the highlighted EQS for Windows 5.1 to 5.6 Patch File, a dialog box should appear.
  2. Select the - Save on Disk - option on the confirmation dialog box.  You need to specify the EQS directory (i.e. C:\EQS) as the target directory of the patch file.
  3. After download is complete, you will get a file called 51TO56.EXE in the EQS directory. The size of the patch file is 1,432,135 bytes.
Unprotect all *.EXE files:
All executable files (i.e. *.EXE) in EQS 5.1 for Windows are installed with read-only flag set.  You must un-protect these files before applying the patch file.
  1. Go to the sub-directory where EQS for Windows 5.1 is installed (i.e. C:\EQS).
  2. To un-protect the executable files, go to DOS prompt and type:
    C:\EQS> ATTRIB -R *.EXE

Extract EQS 5.6 for Windows patch files:
EQS 5.6 for Windows patch file contains a single self-expandable file.  You need to expand the patch files before it can be applied to EQS.

  1. Go to the sub-directory where EQS for Windows 5.1 is installed (i.e. C:\EQS).
  2. To expand the patch file, go to DOS prompt and  type: C:\EQS>51TO56 
    The patch file will be expanded to PATCH.EXE, PATCH.RTD, and PATCH.RTP files. 

Applying Patches to EQS:
To apply the patches to EQS 5.6 for Windows, please do the following: (All the commands are in DOS mode)

  1. Make a backup copy of DMAS.EXE and EQS.EXE. Future patches will be based on the original distribution version of DMAS.EXE and EQS.EXE
  2. Type PATCH at the C:\EQS> prompt.  Please wait a few minutes for the procedure to be complete.
  3. Test the programs.  Your version of EQS for Windows will be upgraded from 5.1 to 5.6.
    Please go back to MS Windows, double click on the EQS 5 for Windows icon, click on File/About to bring up the About Box.  You will see the new version number as well as our new e-mail address and web site announcement.
  4. Delete patch files. They are 51TO56.EXE, PATCH.EXE, PATCH.RTD, and PATCH.RTP

Please take a few minutes to read the README file to learn about the changes.  This patch allows EQS to read SPSS for Windows system files (*.SAV).

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