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Installation Procedure for FARO Reality

Quick Steps

  1. Download and save the FARO® Reality software.
  2. Install the software.

Overview

It is quick and easy to install FARO software. You can even install using your native language. The installation process is the same if this is the first time you are installing FARO software or if you are upgrading an existing installation.

Prepare

Please review this table before you begin to ensure your success.

Time to Complete 20 minutes
Skills Needed
  • General knowledge of Microsoft Windows
  • General computer skills
Prerequisites
  • Internet connection
  • Computer you use with FARO software
  • Download for the FARO software you want to install
Supported Hardware
  • Laser Scanner--Focus3D, Focus S, M and E
  • Freestyle
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Install the Software

  1. In the folder where you saved the downloaded software, double-click the software .exe file.

    Reality Software File
     
  2. A security warning will pop up. Click Run on this window.

    Reality Security Warning
     
  3. If another security warning appears, click Yes on this window. Depending on your antivirus and security settings, this window might take a few minutes to appear.

    Reality User Account Control
     
  4. Next you will see a series of installer screens. It’s best to let everything go to the default locations. Click Next and follow the prompts to install the software.

    Reality Setup Screen
     
  5. After the install button is clicked the installer will begin installing the software.

    Reality Setup Install Screen
     
  6. When finished with the main installation, an extra installer will start.

    Microsoft C++ 2005
     
  7. When this installation is complete you may be prompted with this additional screen. Select Repair then click Next.

    Microsoft C++ 2008
     
  8. When complete, click Finish to exit the installer. If similar screens appear, follow steps 7 and 8 again.
  9. If you’re running Windows 8, you will be prompted with the following screen. Click the Install button and then click Close when complete. If you are not running Windows 8, then you will receive an error message, simply click Close or OK to close the window.

    Kinect Windows Runtime
     
  10. This final screen will appear when the installation is completely finished. Click Finish to exit the installer.

    Reality Finish Setup
     
  11. You may be prompted to Restart your computer, if so, please select “Yes, restart the computer now” and click Finish.
  12. At this point Reality is ready to launch. Navigate to either the desktop icon or the Windows start menu entry for Reality.
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