We provide an easy to use installer including all dependencies for Windows. You can download the installer from the main site. Clicking the download button will save the installer to your disk. Double-click the icon to start the installation. It looks like this in your download folder:

Cytosplore Viewer Installer IconFigure 1: The Cytosplore Viewer Installer Icon after downloading.

The installer will ask for administrator rights on the computer. This is due to the fact that we include the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Packages. Cytosplore Viewer itself does not need or makes use of these rights. To continue the installation click Yes. You will be prompted to enter the administrator password.

Cytosplore Viewer Installer Admin Rights DialogFigure 2: The dialog asking for administrator rights on Windows 10. Click Yes, to continue the installation.

The installer will show the license agreement, that your have to accept. Most importantly it states that the software can be used free of charge in an academic setting and if it is used in the scope of a scientific article the original Cytosplore Viewer article needs to be cited: Hodge, Bakken, et al. Conserved cell types with divergent features between human and mouse cortex, bioRxiv, 2018.

Click I accept the agreement and then Next >.

Cytosplore Viewer Installer License DialogFigure 3: The dialog asking to accept the Cytosplore Viewer license agreement on Windows 10. Click I accept the agreement and then Next >, to continue the installation.

Next you can define the location where Cytosplore Viewer should be installed or simply click Next >.

Cytosplore Viewer Installer Location DialogFigure 4: The dialog to define the target folder to install Cytosplore Viewer. Click Next >, to continue the installation or change the folder as desired.

In the next dialog you can define the name of or decide not to create a t Cytosplore Viewer start menu folder. Click Next > to continue without changes.

Cytosplore Viewer Installer Start Menu DialogFigure 5: The dialog to define the start menu folder. Click Next >, to continue the installation or change the folder name.

Now you will be asked if you want to create a desktop shortcut. If yes, just click Next > to continue.

Cytosplore Viewer Installer Desktop Shortcut DialogFigure 6: The dialog to create a desktop shortcut. Click Next >, to continue the installation with the default setting.

The last dialog before putting the files in the appropriate locations shows a summary of the previous settings. Click Install to prepare the Cytosplore Viewer installation.

Cytosplore Viewer Installer Summary DialogFigure 7: The summary dialog. Click Install, to carry out the installation.

After a successful installation the following dialog will show. You can decide whether to launch Cytosplore Viewer now, and click Finish to complete the process.

Cytosplore Viewer Installer Finished DialogFigure 8: The final dialog. Click Finish, to finalize the installation and start Cytosplore Viewer.

Cytosplore Viewer includes an automatic updating system. Upon launching, Cytosplore Viewer has the option to automatically check for updates and new versions. You can also choose to manually check for updates through the Help menu.