By: Kris Houser
Abstract: This is the updated version of the Install.html file that ships with the product.
These notes provide important information about installing
the product, and it is recommended that you read this file in its
entirety before starting either an uninstall or an install procedure.
document uses the term "the product" or "your product" to describe
C++Builder XE, or RAD Studio XE.
For an updated version of these Installation Notes, see
Embarcadero Developer Network (http://edn.embarcadero.com/article/40774).
For additional information about installing the product,
see the Release Notes (Readme.htm),
available in the following locations:
Prerequisites: The product
requires a number of prerequisites that are automatically
installed on your system during the install process if they are not
already present. Also, if you do not have the Microsoft .NET
Framework on your system, Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 will be
installed with the
Prerequisites include the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP1
Microsoft Visual J# version 2.0 Redistributable Package, Microsoft Data
Access Components (MDAC) 2.8,
Microsoft Core XML Services (MSXML) 6.0, and the Language Pack for MS
.NET Framework 2.0.
The Delphi and C+Builder XE installer can be used to
Delphi XE and/or C+Builder XE as well as additional software.
Optional, Add-on Products for information on
the additional software.
The serial number you enter determines the product that will
be installed (Delphi XE,
C++Builder XE, or a bundle of the two), the product edition
Enterprise or Architect), and the type of license (commercial,
academic or trial).
For Windows Vista, you must run as
Administrator or be on the Administrator list to install the product.
The product can be installed by any licensed user with
administrator privileges, and is immediately available to all licensed
users of the same machine. It is also available to any licensed users
you might add later.
If the drive containing the folder specified in your TEMP
environment variable is low on space, the Installer might halt with an
error message noting the shortage. If this occurs, you need to
assign your TEMP variable to a folder on a drive with more disk space,
then rerun the installation. See Minimum System
Requirements for exact
Duplicate copies of assemblies installed in the GAC are
provided in the <CommonFilesFolder>\CodeGear Shared\RAD
Studio\Shared Assemblies\8.0 directory. If C:\ is your Windows drive,
the default <CommonFilesFolder> is C:\Program
Do not use double-byte characters in the path or directory for
installation. Delphi and C++Builder XE are Unicode-enabled, but the
installer has not been enabled for Unicode.
Project samples (previously called Demos) are installed
by both the Delphi XE and the C++Builder XE installer. The samples are
also checked into Subversion at SourceForge:
You can check this location for additions or updates to the samples.
If the product is purchased using Electronic Software
Delivery, you receive a .zip file.
Extract the .zip file into an empty directory on
your hard drive. Do not attempt to run the installer directly from the
.zip file without first extracting all files to a local
Double-click the install launcher.
The install launcher will appear with buttons to
install multiple items that are part of the product. (To install the
online help, you need to return to the install launcher and select the
online help button in a separate operation from the product install.)
When prompted, enter the serial number for the product.
serial number can be found in the order confirmation email for
All the required ZIP files are downloaded from the
You are asked to supply an archive location for the
install ZIP files.
Note: Backing up the
downloaded ZIP files is strongly encouraged so that in the future you
can do a reinstall without downloading all the ZIP files again.
If you purchased a Network License (managed by the
Embarcadero License Server or FLEX) for Delphi XE or C++Builder XE,
you must follow these instructions to set up the install image, or your
users will be prompted for a serial number and will be unable to
If you have a media kit:
Copy all of the DVD files to a writeable directory on your
Copy the networked license .slip file
(received in your order confirmation email) to the directory where
Setup.exe is located.
When your users run Setup.exe, the product detects the
.slip file and installs the software. During installation, the .slip
file is moved to the license folder in the installation directory.
If you have an electronic
Copy over just the setup.exe and slip file into the same
Run setup and the install will read the slip to determine
which sku (product version) you have purchased.
Follow the install program instructions.
The install will copy the slip file to the correct
The online help is now installed in a separate operation from
the main product:
Microsoft Document Explorer 2008 (dexplore.exe) is
required to view Delphi and C++Builder XE online
documentation. If you do not have Microsoft Document Explorer
2008 installed, it will be installed as part of the Help System
Install. There is a known issue that a pre-release version of
the license for Microsoft Document Explorer XE is displayed.
If you have installed the help without the MS SDK help, you can install the MS SDK help by following these steps:
If you have installed C++Builder XE or Delphi XE, and you
want to install another product or update, use the following steps:
Licenses are included with the product that enable you to
download and use previous versions of the product, as follows:
you purchase an individual named user license or 5-pack or 10-pack of
named user licenses: After installing and registering your XE
you can go to http://www.embarcadero.com/xe-earlier-versions
to obtain serial numbers and software downloads for the older versions.
You must request your older version licenses from this page within 180
days of purchase of the XE product.
you purchase Network/ToolCloud named or concurrent licenses for an XE
product: Your network license certificate includes suite licenses
that can be used to license any of the included 2007-XE versions plus
individual serial numbers for Delphi 7 and/or C++Builder 6. The Delphi
7 and C++Builder 6 serial numbers are single named user serial numbers
and are not transferrable between users and not available for
concurrent user access via the license server.
products do not include licenses for previous versions of the product.
is installed as part of the main product.
At the end of the Delphi XE or C++Builder XE installation, you
have the option to install a number of third-party
products will be installed unless you de-select them in the custom
install page of the installer. The RAD Studio XE installer
will not uninstall these; you will need to uninstall these individually
from Add or Remove Programs. The following third parties can be
installed during product installation:
FinalBuilder is a powerful Automated Build & Release
Management tool that simplifies software build automation.
Subversion is the new standard for version control and
Software Configuration Management (SCM) for globally distributed
The CodeSite Logging System gives developers deeper insight
into how their code is executing, which enables them to locate problems
more quickly and ensure their application is running correctly.
SmartBear’s AutomatedQA AQtime is an award-winning performance
profiling and memory and resource debugging toolset for Microsoft,
Embarcadero, Intel, Compaq and GNU compilers.
Rave Reports offers a powerful suite of components that
simplify the task of creating professional reports. The Select Features
dialog of the installer includes an entry where you can select or
deselect the option to run the Rave Reports installer. If you want to
install Rave later, Rave is available for download from the Registered
Users page at http://cc.embarcadero.com/reg/rad_studio.
The following third parties can be downloaded or installed
from the partner DVD. The program launcher provides
information on how to install these or download them.
IP*Works! eliminates the complexity of Internet development
providing easy-to-use, programmable components that facilitate tasks
such as sending email, transferring files, managing networks, browsing
the web, consuming web services, and so forth.
downloaded from the registered users site. There are separate
installers for Delphi and C++ support. At this time, only one of these
installers can be installed at a time.
ER/Studio Data Architect Developer Edition (ER/Studio DA) is a
database modeling and design
tool that helps developers visualize and work with database structures.
Install ER/Studio DA by clicking the Download ER/Studio and InterBase 2009
button on the install launcher. If you have the
electronic download version of the product, you will be prompted to
download the ER/Studio DA setup program.
ER/Studio DA is registered when you register
your Delphi XE or C++Builder XE product. The Architect editions of RAD
Studio XE, Delphi XE, and C++Builder
XE include a full, non-expiring license for ER/Studio DA. The
or Enterprise editions include a trial license for ER/Studio DA so that
you can experience the functionality of the Architect
edition for a limited time.
InterBase 2009 Developer Edition lets you build fast,
resilient applications well suited for embedding in devices and small
enterprise, desktop, and workgroup solutions. You can choose the
standard connectivity you want, and make use of a SQL
compliant, multi-version DBMS with simple
installation, near-zero administration, automatic crash
recovery, and a self-tuning engine. Database Performance monitoring
allows you to streamline applications for optimal deployment.
Install InterBase by clicking the InterBase button on
install launcher, or download it from http://downloads.embarcadero.com/free/interbase.
Register InterBase 2009 Developer Edition using serial number:
Your CodeGear Express Edition of InstallAware provides the
industry-unique benefits of partial web deployment, 67% better
compression, interactive Flash/HTML billboards, one-click runtime
deployment, unlimited web updates, and one-click patching. Install
InstallAware Express by either clicking the InstallAware Express button
launcher or downloading from your Registered Users page at http://cc.embarcadero.com/reg/rad_studio,
The Remote Debugger installer is available by clicking the
Remote Debugger button on the install launcher or as a download from
your Registered Users page at http://cc.embarcadero.com/reg/rad_studio,
The partner disk image download is provided free of
charge to all RAD Studio,
Delphi, C++Builder, and Delphi Prism users. The disk contains
resources that developers will find valuable when writing
Embarcadero Technologies thanks the fine Technology Partners who
support our products. You can download an ISO of the Partner DVD either
the button in the install launcher or by downloading from
the Registered Users
page at http://cc.embarcadero.com/reg/rad_studio.
A Web-based version of the Partner DVD is available online at http://edn.embarcadero.com/article/29797.
You cannot have a licensed product installed and then
install a Trial version. The personality associated with the trial will
not have the files installed.
During the installation of prerequisites, the Installer
does not notify you if you have less than the required free space. If
you try to install with too little space, the install hangs. See
Requirements for exact specification.
C++ Boost Libraries will not
install on Vista if you do not accept the escalation request during the
install process. After an install, you should have the following
entries under Add or Remove Programs: Embarcadero RAD Studio XE, and
Libraries for C++Builder XE (if C++Builder was installed). If either of
these is missing, open a command-line window, go to where your install
files are located, and run:
boost_setup.exe (for C++Builder XE users only)
There is a known issue that will affect a small number of
users, including those with Hungarian regional options, where the
installer fails to start after preparation of the InstallAware Wizard.
To remedy this issue, open the Regional
and Language Options in the Control
Panel and temporarily switch your Regional Options setting to English.
After install, you can safely restore your regional setting.
Installation of the third-party product AQTime
might halt with the following error message:
MS Help 2.x runtime files are not installed on
Installation/registration of Help files cannot proceed.
The AQTime product is installed at this point, but the
AQTime online help was not installed. In order to install the AQTime
online help, you need to obtain and install the AQTime online help
using the following steps:
Complete the RAD Studio product installation.
Download AQTime installer from the Registered Users
Download page (http://cc.embarcadero.com/reg/rad_studio).
To uninstall the product, the Administrator who initially
installed the product must open the Control Panel, select Add
or Remove Programs, select Embarcadero
RAD Studio XE and click the Remove
After uninstalling, in order to remove user-specific data from
the Windows registry, all non-Administrator users of the product must
log in and delete the following registry key:
WARNING: Registry editing is performed
at your own risk. This document and other documentation that
accompanies this product describe editing your Windows registry. In
most cases, Embarcadero recommends that you use the Microsoft Regedit
tool to perform editing. Whatever tool you use, before you
make any changes, you should make backups of your registry and
familiarize yourself with the editing tool and the registry editing
process. The registry is a critical component of your operating system,
and any mistakes you make while editing it can potentially cause your
In Add or
Remove Programs, there will be entries for the following
(the list depends upon the third-party products that you chose to
Embarcadero RAD Studio XE
Embarcadero Delphi and C++Builder XE Help System (if
you installed the help system)
Boost Libraries for C++Builder XE (if installed)
CodeSite Express 4.6.1
CollabNet Automatic Update 1.2
CollabNet Subversion Client 1.6.12
FinalBuilder 188.8.131.522 Embarcadero Edition
Rave Reports 9.0.0 BE
You will need to uninstall the Help and the third-party
separately using Add or
Remove Programs. If the Boost
libraries are installed, they will be uninstalled when you choose to
uninstall the RAD Studio XE entry.
After uninstalling, user-specific data such as default
project settings might remain in configuration files found in these
Settings\<username> or All Users\Application
Settings\<username> or All Users\Shared
You should manually remove these folders.
Please open a support case on the http://support.embarcadero.com
web site if you encounter any problems during installation.
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