GRE® POWERPREP® II, Version 2.0 Software Installation Instructions
Before You Begin
Before you install POWERPREP® II, Version 2.0, make sure your computer system meets the minimum system requirements.
Download the POWERPREP II, Version 2.0 Software
If you have problems downloading the software, see the Downloading/Installation section of the POWERPREP II Frequently Asked Questions for guidance.
To download the software, follow these steps:
Click this button:
Click Save when prompted.
For Internet Explorer browser versions 6, 7 and 8, this message prompts: "Do you want to run or save this file?". Click Save.
Browse to your computer Desktop, and click Save.
We strongly suggest that you save the downloaded file to your Desktop so you will be able to find it easily after the download is complete.
Although you can click Run to start the installation process without downloading, we recommend that you first download and then install the software.
A message box shows the progress of the download.
For Internet Explorer browser version 9, this message is displayed at the bottom of the page:
Click Save, and select Save from the menu choices that appear.
When the download completes, click Close.
Install the POWERPREP II, Version 2.0 Software
If you have problems installing the software, see the Downloading/Installation section of the POWERPREP II Frequently Asked Questions for guidance.
To install POWERPREP II, follow these steps:
On your computer desktop, double-click this icon (which opens the installation software you just downloaded):
Do not be concerned if you see a security warning. It is safe to install the POWERPREP II software.
For Internet Explorer browser versions 6, 7 and 8, you could see a security warning like the following one:
If you see this, click Run or Yes.
For Internet Explorer browser version 9, when you double-click the POWERPREP II desktop icon, the following is displayed at the bottom of the page:
Click Actions to display this popup window:
Click Run anyway to continue the installation.
After the setup is prepared, the Welcome page of the POWERPREP II – InstallShield Wizard opens. Click Next to continue.
On the End User License Agreement page, carefully review the license agreement and then click I accept the terms of the license agreement to agree to the terms.
You must accept the terms of the agreement to install the software.
- Click Next.
On the Choose Destination Location page, click Next to install the software in the default location.
You can click Change to install in another location, but we recommend you install POWERPREP II in the default location (C:\Program Files\ETS\POWERPREP II).
A message box shows the progress of the download.
When the installation completes, click Finish.
Start POWERPREP II, Version 2.0 Software
Once you have installed POWERPREP II, you can start the software by following these steps:
- From the Windows Start menu, click All Programs.
Open the POWERPREP II group, and click Launch POWERPREP II.
When the web browser opens to the POWERPREP II Software page, review the instructions for using the software.
If a Windows security message appears, right click the message and choose Allow Blocked Content.
Once you have successfully opened POWERPREP II, you can delete the installation software. Right click the icon for the installation file on your computer desktop, and click Delete.
If you are experiencing problems downloading the POWERPREP II file:
- Verify that your computer meets the POWERPREP II Software System Requirements
- Attempt to download the file again at a later time the same day
- Review the POWERPREP II Software Frequently Asked Questions. Your question or difficulty may be a common one for which an answer is already published on this website.
If you have Windows 7 or Windows Vista and receive the message, "The application is already running" when starting the test preview tool or a practice test, follow the steps below to launch the program correctly:
- Exit the POWERPREP II software
- From the desktop, right click on the GRE POWERPREP II shortcut
- Select "Run as Administrator" from the pop-up menu
If a problem still exists, send a description of it to GRETechSupport@ets.org or call 1-914-747-9075, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.–11 p.m.; Saturday 11:30 a.m.–8 p.m.; and Sunday 11:30 a.m.–11 p.m. Eastern Time. Emails sent to the download support hotline will be answered within one business day of receipt.
To help us respond quickly and accurately to your inquiry, include the following information with your email:
- Description of problem
- Date(s) and time(s) of day(s) download was attempted
- Browser type and version (e.g., Internet Explorer 6.0)
- Computer make and model
- Amount of memory (RAM)
- Type of Internet access (Dial-up or broadband)
- Windows version
- Type of monitor
- Printer make and model
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