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[edit] NOTE

These instructions apply only for version 8.0. They do not apply for version 8.1

If you have version 8.1, please see: Activating the Developer Kit

[edit] The Developer Kit Version

The Developer Kit version must match the version of Origin (or OriginPro) you are running. The name of the developer kit opx file contains the version number. This should match the version of Origin seen in the Help About dialog. For example, if the Origin version number is 123 (see v8.0123 (B123) in Help About Origin dialog box), then the developer kit name should be say O8DevKit123 or O8DevKit123c. There may be a letter in the developer kit name, but this can be ignored. Only the number needs to match the Origin version number.

If you applied the wrong version of Developer Kit to Origin, you should uninstall the developer kit, then install the correct version.

[edit] Installing the Developer Kit

The Developer Kit is distributed in an Origin Package file (.OPX) and can be installed using the following methods:

  • You can simply open Origin and drag the opx file onto Origin window.
  • Method 2. Or you can open the menu Tools -> Package Manager, to see the Package Manager dialog, and select File -> Install a Package. This dialog can also be used to uninstall the developer kit.

When the Developer Kit is installed, Origin is modified. Some Origin files are removed in addition to the Developer Kits files that are installed.

[edit] Uninstalling the Developer Kit

On the Origin Tools menu choose Package Manager to show the Package Manager dialog. On the Package Manager File menu choose Uninstall a Package.

Because Origin is modified by the Developer kit, after you uninstall Developer Kit, you need to either Repair Origin, or remove Origin and then reinstall Origin again. If you Repair Origin, keep inmind that the Repaired Origin version will be the version you originally installed. If you had applied patches, you will need to apply the patches again to get back to the latest Origin version. See Upgrading the Developer Kit

[edit] Patching or Upgrading Origin and the Developer Kit

If you have installed the Developer Kit for a particular service release of Origin, and would like to upgrade to a new service release, you must also install the new Developer Kit that correcsponds to the new service release. The version number of the Developer Kit OPX file is in the name of the file.

  • I want to Patch Origin
  1. Open Origin and Uninstall the Developer Kit.
  2. Repair Origin using Add or Remove Files, then choose Repair. Repair will bring Origin back to the version it had when it was originally installed.
  3. Apply the patch to the new version of Origin. Note you may need to apply all previous patches to take the version from the original version to the latest.
  4. Open the new version of Origin, and apply the new Developer Kit.
  • I want to install the new Origin setup
  1. Open Origin and Uninstall the Developer Kit.
  2. Uninstall Origin by using the Add or Remove Files program, and choose Remove All.
  3. Install the new service release into the same or different folder.
  4. Open the new version of Origin, and apply the new Developer Kit.

If you did not follow these directions, you can always recover by applying one of these methods again. For example if you applied the latest Origin patch, but did not uninstall the Developer Kit first, you can still apply Method 1 or 2 to recover.