ROES Web Start Installation - Windows
ROES installs in Windows using a Microsoft Software Installer package, or .msi file. This is the standard from Microsoft for adding a program to Windows. The link to the file, launch.msi, appears on the default index.html page you receive when trying to order from a photo lab via ROES for the first time from a Windows system (XP or later supported). Clicking the link will bring up a prompt to download the launch.msi file (prompt will vary based on your browser):
Internet Explorer – bar should appear prompting to Run:
Chrome – file will download to lower left corner, click to execute it:
Upon clicking Save File, Firefox will download it and prompt from the Downloads arrow at the upper right to let you know the file is available. Double click on the file to run it:
Once you execute the launch.msi file, regardless of the browser used, Windows will show a security prompt:
Click Run to begin the install. The setup screen will appear:
Upon clicking Install, expect Windows Vista and higher to darken the screen for another security alert, this one from the User Account Control or UAC (this may take a few seconds to appear depending on your system and ongoing activity). Click Allow to begin the install. Once complete, you will have a desktop icon created for your lab’s ROES and a prompt to end the installer and start up the program:
Minimize any programs (browsers, Photoshop, etc.) and click Finish. You will see download progress dialogs as the most current version of ROES is downloaded along with the needed engine (this may take a few minutes depending on network speed). The final progress bars will show ROES reading your lab’s catalog of products, then after ‘Setting Up’ appears ROES will open for use.
Depending on your lab, there may be fields in the center of the far right column for you to enter information. Once you have done so, click Login and the ordering pane, cart and uploads area should become available to view. The main window of the opening screen may show different products, specials being offered, or links to external web sites to visit if needed. If product types are shown, it may be possible to click on the icon or label of the item and jump directly to that type within the ordering window.