This version of VocabularyShop supports only the following 64-bit Windows OS:

  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows10

The 32-bit Windows OS is no longer supported and Windows XP and Vista are no longer supported.  Most PC today are 64-bit, and XP and Vista are becoming obsolete.

The following instructions apply to both the full version and trial version of the software.


Software Installation

Double click the installation script and follow the instructions.

You will need to be an Administrator to install any software.  The OS will ask you to confirm that you want to install this software.

Java Installation

VocabularyShop uses Java as one of its components. At installation time, the installation script will check to see if you have Java installed on your PC. If it is not installed or the installed version is too old, the installation script will install it on your PC.

If the Java installation dialog appears, please click the Install button and follow the instruction to install Java on your PC.

Java is a common software component used by numerous software on billions of devices in the world. After the installation, you may be asked to update it to a newer version repeatedly. You can update your installation, but for this software, it is not necessary as long as it works fine.

Visit Java website to find more information about Java.

Upgrade from Trial Version to Full Version

If you have installed the trial version, and you need to upgrade to the full release version, you should take the follow actions to create a clean installation environment before installing the full version of the software.

Uninstall the Trial Version

This is the conventional way to uninstall any software from your PC using OS function.

Windows 10:

  1. right-click the bottom-left Start button
  2. click Settings
  3. click Apps
  4. click Apps & Features
  5. find and click to highlight VocabularyShop
  6. click Uninstall button.

Windows 7, 8, 8.1:

  1. click the Start button
  2. Select the Control Panel
  3. select Program
  4. select Uninstall a program
  5. find and click to highlight VocabularyShop
  6. click Uninstall button.

Clean Anything the OS Uninstall Function May Fail to Clean

The OS uninstall function may fail to clean some components from previous installation.  You need to check to make sure they have been cleaned out before the new installation starts.

  1. Check the folder “C:\program files”. If the folder “VocabularyShop” exists, delete it.
  2. Check the folder “C:\Users\Public”. If the folder “VocaShop” exists, delete it.
  3. If the desktop icon for VocabularyShop still exist, delete it.

Keep Jave Installation

The OS uninstall function will not remove Java.  You don’t need to uninstall it either if the trial version works fine. Both versions use the same Java.  If you uninstall Java, it will be installed back when you install the full version of the software.

Troubleshooting the Installation

Many things can cause the installation to fail.  Things like insufficient storage space, certain anti-virus software actions may create problems for the installation.  You have to find out the root cause of the problem and fix that problem, which is beyond the scope of this manual, then reinstall the software.

The following procedure outlines the steps to reinstall the software after you fix the problem causing the installation to fail.  It applies to both Trial and Full versions.

  1. Follow the steps described in Upgrade from Trial Version to Full Version section to create a clean installation environment. Taking these actions regardless you are working on trial or full versions.
  2. Uninstall Java using the same steps you uninstall VocabularyShop. Alternatively, if you have other Java application runs fine on your PC, then you don’t need to uninstall Java.
  3. Download the installation package if you suspect the one you have used is corrupted.
  4. Start the installation process again.

The key idea here is to create a clean installation environment, then try to install again.

Move to a New PC

It is possible that you may need to switch to a new PC sometime after you begin your vocabulary improvement adventure.  You want to continue your study smoothly as it is on the old PC.  To achieve that goal you need to do the following things to bring your existing database and related records to the new PC:

  1. On the old PC, copy the folder “VocaShop” from folder “C:\Users\Public” to a flash drive or a temporary storage device.
  2. Install VocabularyShop on the New PC.
  3. On the new PC, copy and overwrite the “C:\Users\Public\VocaShop” folder with the “VocaShop” folder you copied from the old PC.

Note: You cannot mix the Trial version with the Full version in this process.  The databases and the code are different between these 2 versions.  The program will not work properly if you mix them.

Database and Configure file location