Installing Continuity on a public machine

  1. Please download and install the most recent release of Continuity for your platform, from the Downloads page.

Follow these instructions for installing the Windows version

  1. You will not have permission to install the software to the default location under Program Files (x86), so you will need to change the install location to your Desktop. It is recommended to install Continuity in a folder on your desktop, such as 'continuity'. So, for Windows 7 the install location would be C:\Users\<yourUsername>\Desktop\continuity.

  2. The installer will begin the installation process. At some point messages might come up saying it could not update environmental variables and it is unable to register fonts. Click the Ignore button. This will happen several times, and for each time, click the Ignore button.

  3. After the installation is done, click Finish. You can start up Continuity by clicking the icon on your Desktop.

  4. If Continuity does not run, you first need make sure that your CONTPYTHON path is set correctly. On Windows 7, you can check that by going Start->(right click on Computer)->Properties which should bring up the System Properties window. Then click the Advanced Systems Settings link on the left, and finally the Environmental Variables button. If CONTPYTHON is not defined, click 'New' and add CONTPYTHON as the variable and then enter the location where you installed Python as the value. Be sure to end the location with a "\".

  5. Similarly, in that same Environmental Variables window, you should have a CONTINUITYPATH variable defined. If not, follow the same steps, but now set the value be the directory where you installed Continuity (e.g., C:\Users\<yourUsername>\Desktop\continuity).