MCEGold® 3.0.3 SP1

MCEGold 3.0.3 SP1 is available for stand alone, network, and PdMA Cloud Services. Contact PdMA (813-621-6463 ext. 251) for your new license key.

If you have any questions or problems call PdMA® Technical Support at 813-621-6463 ext. 251.

Minimum Requirements

Computer Dell Latitude E6440 Laptop*
Processor 2+ GHz Intel i5 or equivalent
Resolution 1600 x 900/1920x1080 (small font)
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 32-or 64 bit**
Memory 4.0+ G RAM***
Ports/Drives (1) USB Port in Rear or Side
Hard Disk 20G Available

* Using any other computer manufacturer in conjunction with the PdMA software may result in erratic computer behavior; not limited to but including:

** For International Customers: Windows 7 Ultimate 32 or 64-bit.

***If you are ugrading from MCEGold 2.6.1 - 2.6.2 verify that your computer has a minimum of 4G of RAM.


Installation Instructions

  1. Print these instructions.
  2. Read this section completely before beginning.
  3. MCEGold 3.0.3 SP1 is available for stand alone network, and PdMA Cloud Services M-series testers only and requires a new license key to perform the upgrade. Contact PdMA (813-621-6463 ext. 251) for your new license key.
  4. If you have an MCEGold version prior to 3.0.3, you must first uninstall MCEGold. Go to Uninstall MCEGold.

Uninstall MCEGold

  1. Before uninstalling MCEGold, copy the Emaxprb.xml file only (not the folder) and complete Templates folder to a safe location and make note of the location. The default location for the files is listed below, however you may have chosen a different location during the original installation.
    C:\PdMA Corporation\MCEGold\Emax
    C:\PdMA Corporation\MCEGold\Report
  2. Select Start, Control Panel, click Programs, then Programs and Features.
  3. In the Uninstall or change a program window scroll down to locate and select the MCEGold version from the list.
  4. Click Uninstall which is located above the list and follow the on screen prompts.
  5. Locate the PdMA MCEmax® Tester (Driver Removal) file and click Uninstall located above the list and follow the on screen prompts.
  6. Click Finish when the “Uninstall Complete” message is received.
  7. Do not close the window.
  8. Locate the C:\PdMACorporation folder and delete it. The subfolders will be deleted also. After the installation of MCEGold 3.0.3 SP1 the new folder location will be C:\PdMA Corporation\....
  9. Reboot your computer.
  10. Go to Step one in the Install MCEGold 3.0.3 SP1 section.

Install MCEGold 3.0.3 SP1

  1. Close all open programs before beginning the installation.
  2. Click the MCEGold 3.0.3 SP1 link located at the bottom of these instructions.
  3. In the File Download - Security Warning window, click Save.
  4. Select a location from the drop down list to save the file, click Save.
  5. Verify the check box preceding "Close this dialog box ..." is checked..
  6. The download progress will display in the window. NOTE: Depending on your Internet/network server connection this may take several minutes.
  7. When the download is complete the window closes. Close your Internet connection.
  8. Locate and double click the icon.
  9. In the Open File window click Run.
  10. In the WinZip Self-Extractor window, browse to select a location to unzip the file and make a note of it. Click Unzip.
  11. When the files are unzipped, click OK in the WinZip Self-Extractor window.
  12. The InstallShield wizard window briefly appears.
  13. The Installation Update Window opens. To install MCEGold select Install.
  14. In the License Agreement window select "I accept." Click Next. Note: Not accepting the license will abort the installation.
  15. In the License Key window, enter your company name and License Key exactly as provided by PdMA. It is not case sensitive. You may copy and paste the license key using the paste button.
  16. Click Submit (located to the right of the Company Name space).
  17. After the license has been verified, a green check appears and the Next button appears. Click Next.
  18. The default installation location is C:\PdMA Corporation\MCEGold. It is not recommended you choose a different location, however if you wish to change the installation location use the drop down list to select an alternate location, make a note of it for future use and click Next
  19. If prompted, click Install Components. Some components may require additional prompts. Note: When installing MCEGold, a Word Add-in driver is installed. You may receive a message informing you that “Windows can’t verify the publisher of this driver software.” Select “Install this driver software anyway.”
  20. When the installation of components is complete the Next button appears. Click Next.
  21. A progress bar shows the progress of copying files to your computer.
  22. When the installation is complete you must reboot your system. Select the Reboot Now option and click Close.
  23. After rebooting, locate and copy the backup Emaxprb.xml file and the Template folder back into their appropriate locations in:

    C:\PdMA Corporation\MCEGold\Emax
    C:\PdMA Corporation\MCEGold\Report

  24. Answer Yes to the “Merge the folder?” inquiry.

  25. Start MCEGold (Start, All Programs, PdMA Corporation, MCEGold).