ASTER Installation

Installing ASTER program:

1. Download the ASTER installation package from the download page.

When you start the installation, it is recommended that you create a system restore point (Check the “Create a restore point” checkbox in the installation wizard.) - in case of problems, you will be able to restore your system to its original state:

The ASTER installation wizard

2. Read the program description and then accept the terms and conditions for the user license agreement of ASTER:

The Program DescriptionThe License Agreement

3. Select your desired installation directory, and optionally set power and OS boot parameters recommended for running ASTER properly (selected by default):

The installation parametrs dialogue box

Settings – «Optimize power-saving parameters»

  • Sets the power option to high performance;
  • Disables monitors sleep state and hibernation;
  • Disables power down on USB devices.

Settings – «Disable Fast Boot».

The «Fast Boot» mode speeds up the loading of the OS, but can cause the problem in running ASTER and additional seats. Then check box is disabled if Fast Boot is already disabled or you are installing ASTER in Windows 7. These parameters can be changed if required after completing the installation of ASTER.

Settings – «Install Screen Saver(PowerSaver)»

Sets the screensaver PowerSaver.scr, which can be enabled in the personalization settings. This is an alternative to the use of energy-saving modes, which often work incorrectly with ASTER.

4. Once ASTER installation is completed, you need to restart the computer once.

Restart the computer to finish the installation

Once you have restarted, you can see 3 shortcuts added under ASTER folder in Start/Programs menu.

  • ASTER Control Panel - this shortcut will open the ASTER Control Panel, when you will configure, enable or disable ASTER program.
  • ASTER User's Manual - this shortcut will open the ASTER user manual to refer to configuring ASTER.
  • EULA (End User License Agreement) – is the user's license agreement.

These three shortcuts may not be shown in the Recently Used section in Start Menu, but they can always be found in the “All Programs” section.

Any changes can be made only after your reboot ASTER after installation is completed.