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The update process is simple if you follow all steps.

Go to the main MCS website at http://www.mcselec.com
In the left pane under 'Main Menu' you will find a link named 'Registration/Updates'
Optional you can enter the address yourself : http://register.mcselec.com


Notice that the website uses two different accounts : one for the forum/shop and one for the registration/updates. You will see the following screen:



Click the link and select 'Create new account'



You need to provide a username, password, email and full name. Company name is optional. When you want to receive notifications when updates are available, select this option.

When you filled in the information, click 'Submit Registration'.


After you click submit, you can get various error messages. For example that a username already exists. Press the Back-button in your browser, and correct the problem, then try again
If the registration is successful you will get a message that the registration succeeded.
Now you can login. You will see the following screen :


You need to chose 'Product registration'.
The following screen will be shown:



Select a product from the list.
Enter the serial number


noticeIt is important that you enter a valid serial number. Do not try to enter serial numbers from cracked versions. When you enter invalid serial numbers, you will loose support and the ability to update. We will also ban your IP number from our web. The valid serial number is shown in the Help, About box.




When the product is selected, the serial number is entered and you press 'Register product' you will see the following message :




This does mean that you registered successfully.
MCS Electronics will validate all registrations once in a few days. When the product is validated you will receive an email. After you receive the email, you can login to the register again. When you did not received an email within 1 week, check if the email address was entered correct. If it was correct, send an email to support.




At the top you can see which products are registered, and which status they have.

When you want to do a FULL SETUP, you need to download the full version.

You do not need to uninstall a previous version. You can install an update into the same directory or a new directory.

When you uninstall a previous version, it will remove the license file which is not part of the setup.exe

noticeSo in the event that you do run uninstall first, make a backup of the license dll named bscavrL.DLL


The ZIP file you download contains only one setup.exe. You need to run this executable.

It is also important that you put the license DLL into the same directory as setup.exe

Setup will copy this file to the BASCOM application directory. You can also manual copy this file.

The license file is on CD-ROM, diskette, or the media (email) you received it on. It is only supplied once.

Without the file, BASCOM will not run.


The file is named bscavrL.DLL for BASCOM-AVR

When you got the license by email, it was zipped and probably had a different extension. Consult the original installation instructions.

The file is only provided once, we can not, and do not provide it again.


Please note that LIC files are license files for the Update Wiz, but they are not the BASCOM main licence file.


See Installing BASCOM on how to do a full install.






noticeAs of version 2080, the Update Wiz is phased out. This means that you need to download and install the full setup.exe

The BASCOM-IDE has a new simplified update method. See also Help, UPDATE

The following information i kept for usage with older versions.


It is also possible to do a partial update. For example to update some DAT files, or to update to a beta which is only available as an update.

For partial updates, you need the Update Wiz.




When you do not have the Update Wiz, you can download it from the register.

Unzip it to the same directory as BASCOM. Or use the Help, Update option from BASCOM-AVR.


The Update Wiz uses LIC files which you can download. A LIC file is a text file, it is not the LICENSE DLL !

Store the downloaded LIC file in the same directory as the Update Wiz.

When you store the Update Wiz into the same directory as BASCOM, the license DLL already exist there.

When you put the Update Wiz and the LIC files into a separate directory, you need to copy the BASCOM license DLL to this directory also.


When you run the Update Wiz, it will check for a new version of the updatewiz and will download this if available. It will then run again.




When the Update Wiz finds a LIC file, it will check if the update/install location is specified. For new downloaded LIC files, the update wiz does not know the update directory, and will ask for the directory you want to update. This can be any (new) directory, but usually is the BASCOM application directory.




After you click Ok, the directory to update is stored in the LIC file.

It will not be asked again. When you run the wiz with Help, Update, the lic file will be downloaded each time, and as a result, it will be asked each time you run this option.




Click the Next button to start the update.

It depends on the downloaded LIC files how many products are found.

You will get a similar window :




You need to select the product that you want to update. In the sample there are multiple choices.

Press the Next-button to continue.


The Wiz will compare files on the web with your local files in the specified directory.




When it finds packages that are newer, they will be shown in a list. By default they are all selected.

You can unselect the packages you do not want to update.

Press Next to download the selected packages.




During the download you will see the history file.

When all packages are downloaded, they will be installed/unzipped.

Press the Next-button to install the downloaded files.




During the installation you will see the progress.

When installation is ready, you need to press the Finish-button.


noticeThe Wiz can also backup all files it will replace. Use the Setup button on the main screen of the UpdateWiz to change the settings. A full zipped backup will be made. The name of the backup files has the name of the license file with the ZIP extension.


You can install multiple versions in different directories.


Make sure you read the history.txt file after you have updated. Changes and new features are described in this file.

This file is opened automatic the first time you run a new version.





noticeAs of version 2080, the Update Wiz is phased out. This means that you need to download and install the full setup.exe

The BASCOM-IDE has a new simplified update method. See also Help, UPDATE