Welcome IPro Users and Shoppers!
IPro Series 40 - 1/18/2013: Version 40.0.25 is available for download. (Prior versions are
no longer available.) The installation password has changed and is NOT the same as for 40.0.24. Features improved or issues fixed:
Some obscure issues have been corrected.
IPro Series 30 & 40: For IPro's purposes, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 all have the same setup and configuration
requirements. Please treat any instructions regarding Vista as applying to Windows 7 and 8 as well.
IPro Series 40: If your report headers do not line up properly at the top of the page,
whether printed or viewed on screen, go to Setup>Program-Wide Options and set the lines per page controls to
different settings. Most printers use the standard settings of 55 or 65 lines per page, but some printers
such as some popular models by HP, use 56 or 66 lines per page. The report viewer uses the values for the current
Windows default printer for the onscreen lines-per-page setting.
IPro Series 40: IPro Series 40 should normally be installed in the
Program Files folder. This folder should not be administrator-only if non-administrators use
IPro. If the folder must be locked, install IPro in another folder such as C:\IPro40.
IPro Series 40: If you are using Vista, Windows 7 or 8, avoid keeping your work data in the Program Files folder.
When you make a new User's Company and choose its data folder, use a folder in your Documents folder instead of
the Program Files folder if you can.
IPro Series 40: Immediately after installation, IPro 40 must be configured for Vista,
Windows 7 or 8. Vista or Windows 7 compatibility options must be set or an error is likely to happen during
list posting (which may first occur in step 5.2 of the tutorial).
To set the Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 compatibility options:
- Right click on the IPro Series 40 program or shortcut icon and select Properties.
- Click on the Compatibility tab.
- Near the top of the tab, set the compatibility mode to XP Service Pack 2.
- Near the bottom of the tab, check the Run as Administrator check box.
- Apply the change.
Comments: Vista, Windows 7 and 8 prefer that applications such as IPro not keep their data files in the
Program Files folder. When you ask IPro to create a new user company and its associated database file,
it is usually best to specify a new data path or folder that is in the Documents folder rather than in
the Program Files folder. Another good place to put your data is in a folder off the root of the C drive
such as "C:\FoodSoftware\IPro40\Your Company Name". So long as you do not keep your data anywhere in the
Program Files folder, you may not have to change the Vista compatibility settings for IPro.
You can choose a folder in the Program Files folder, but if you do not
make the compatibility changes as above, you will get an error message during posting.
Further, Windows Vista and later actually may move your data to another location without telling you if your data is
supposed to be in the Program Files folder. This is very confusing
if you need to find your database file to move it or replace it. Expect to find your real file
in a path such as: "c:\users\[user name]\appdata\local\virtualstore\program files (x86)\".