Getting Started : Installing EViews
  
Installing EViews
 
32-bit or 64-bit?
Installing
32-bit or 64-bit?
Before installing, you should decide whether you wish to install 32-bit EViews, 64-bit EViews, or both.
EViews 10 is available in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. If you are using 64-bit Windows, you have the option of installing the 64-bit version of EViews in addition to the 32-bit version. Your EViews serial number allows you to have both versions installed on the same 64-bit machine.
Using 64-bit EViews allows you to create and use workfiles that are much larger in size than before. Workfiles can now contain up to 120 million observations and the number of objects is only limited by the amount of memory you have available details). However, if you plan on sharing these workfiles with others, they will need to have 64-bit EViews installed in order to open your workfile.
Installing
To begin installation, simply click on the “EViews10Installer.exe” or “EViews10Installer(64-bit).exe” executable program file.
First, you will be prompted to read and accept the License Agreement, and to designate a directory into which you wish to install your copy of EViews. If you wish to change the default installation directory, click on Browse and navigate to the desired directory. Click on Next to continue.
Next, you will be asked to enter a name and serial number. You should have been provided with a 24-character serial number as part of your purchase. Those of you who have obtained your copy of EViews as part of a Volume License agreement should obtain a serial number from your license administrator. Enter the serial number and your name as you wish it to appear in your copy of EViews, and click on Next.
Select the components you wish to install and click on Next.
Lastly, you will be asked about setting up a Start Menu folder containing shortcuts to the EViews example files folder and the EViews program executable. Clicking on Next starts the actual installation of files onto your computer.
You should note that as part of the installation procedure, EViews will prompt you to register files with the extensions “.WF1”, “.PRG”, “.EDB”, “.AIPZ”, and “.UIPZ”. If these extensions are already registered, possibly by an earlier version of EViews, you will be prompted to allow EViews 10 to override the existing registration. Registering the extensions is not required, but doing so will allow you to double-click on files with these extensions to launch EViews.
Once the installation procedure is completed, click on Finish. If you have elected to create an EViews shortcut, the EViews Start Menu folder will open. To launch EViews, double-click on the EViews 10 icon. Subsequently, you may launch EViews using the shortcut on your desktop or by selecting EViews from the Start Menu shortcuts, if present, by double-clicking on EViews registered file types, or by navigating to the EViews installation directory and double-clicking on the EViews icon.