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How can I transfer my data to a new PC? [Deprecated]
« on: October 03, 2016, 08:30:39 am »
[****These instructions apply to a past version of Medmont Studio. Applicable to v6.1.1 only.****]

1.   Old Database
1.1   Locate Old Database
If the old system is still functional, run the Medmont Studio Administrator Tool, and note the Data Location displayed. This location is the folder containing all Medmont Studio patient data. Copy the Data Location folder (default name is "Data") to a storage device.

If the old PC is not functional but you have access to the file system (and you were using the default Access-type database), you will have to find the Data folder location. By default, Medmont Studio 6 data is usually located in "C:\ProgramData\Medmont\Medmont Studio 6\Data", but depending on previous versions of Medmont Studio installed on the computer, or user choice, it could be elsewhere. If you need to search for it, the folder usually includes a file called "Medmont.mdb". Check to see when this file was modified last to verify it was being used as the Medmont Studio Database. The folder that contains the "Medmont.mdb" file is the one that needs to be copied.

1.2    Back it up!
Make a copy of this original database and keep it separate so that if anything goes wrong the patient data can be restored.

2.   Install Medmont Studio
   2.1   Download the Installer
Links to the last 3 major versions of Medmont Studio (v4, v5 and v6) can be found on the website at the following links:

   2.2    Run the Installer/Configuration tool
The installer for Medmont Studio will extract and install the program files, and also run through initial configuration. If .NET is not installed to the appropriate level you will be prompted to install that. The destination folder for the program files is best left as the default. 

For installation mode select Standalone, or Server if you want to run separate clients, then create a new database in the default location, choosing Access database; for SQL database transfers you will need to follow SQL procedure for setting up the database, this is outside the scope of Medmont support. The new database that you just created will not be used, but it is convenient to create it first because then the default data location is set up, and can be used for the real database when it is transferred in.

Select the appropriate Practice Management Integration from the dropdown [if a PMI is selected, a location for the transaction folder will also need to be selected- consult the PMI manual or vendor for the location of this folder].

Select the appropriate instruments for the PC, and then select appropriate drivers if using an M700, an old E300 with a Leutron connection, or Imaging instrument connections. Run Medmont Studio from the desktop icon to verify that the installation was successful. Skip licensing and registration for now and close Medmont Studio.

   2.3    Configure the database records
In Windows Explorer on the new PC, navigate to the new data location that you just set up (C:\ProgramData\Medmont\Medmont Studio 6\, or if you chose a non-default location go there). Rename or delete the empty Data folder that was just created(it has no data in it yet anyway), and paste the Data folder from the old computer into the same location.

Run through the Medmont Studio Configuration Tool again (it is almost the same process as in the installation) except when you are prompted to "Select the database operation" choose the appropriate selection for your situation. i.e if you are simply moving one version 6 database to a new PC, select "Use an existing version 6 database". Alternatively, if you are upgrading from an earlier version there are options for that. You will then confirm the location.

Run medmont studio again in single user review mode and verify that patient data has been detected and that selecting an exam opens it successfully for viewing.

   2.4    Licensing
At this stage you are ready to install the license for the new PC. If you were already using Medmont Studio 6 on the old PC, and if the old PC is still running and connected to the internet, you can deactivate the old license and install it onto the new PC. On the old PC open Medmont studio, go to Configure -> License -> Manage, and click Uninstall License. On the new PC go to the same location, enter your activation code (License Key) and click Install. (If you are upgrading from a previous version of Medmont Studio such as v4 or v5, you will not need to deactivate anything, just install the new license.)

   2.5    Licensing for Legacy versions of Medmont Studio
If you are using v5.3 software, and/or if your old v5.3 or v6 PC is no longer functional, you will have to contact Medmont to organise for the old License to be reset, so that you can install the license on the new PC. If you are using v5 software earlier than v5.3 you can contact Medmont to issue you a new online license which doesn't require a dongle.

If you are using v4 software, we do not support the dongle licensing anymore, so if you have technical problems with the dongle you are advised to upgrade to a new version of Medmont Studio. The dongle drivers for older versions of windows can sometimes be re-installed to get the dongle working, here is a link:
Some customers find that trying the dongle in different ports and/or restarting the PC can help.

   2.6   Final notes
Now that your license is installed, you should be able to start exams for your licensed components that are connected to that PC.

If you are using the PC as a server, you can now install clients on other PCs. The installer program is the same, but you will select the Client installation mode at the appropriate screen. The clients do not require any database or licensing as they use the server database for that. The PC with the server must have a static IP address on the local network to function correctly.
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