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Installing ChemDraw 18.1 on Windows

* If you’re coming from an older version, you will need to install this version in order to have the latest activation/licensing


  1. Navigate to \\chem-diamond3\Jukebox\ChemDrawProfessional\18.2\PC-ChemOffice and double-click the install file.
  2. Select, “Run”.
  3. Accept the default Extraction path.
  4. Wait for the files to be extracted.
  5. Navigate to \\chem-diamond3\Jukebox\ChemDrawProfessional\18.2\Activation_License-WSU_ONLY! to find the activation code.
  6. Put your information into the Software Activation window. “Organization” is not necessary.
  7. Click, “Next” to begin the installation.
  8. Scroll to the bottom of the License Agreement, accept the terms, and click, “Next”.
  9. Click through the next few screens. All the defaults are correct.

  10. Wait for the program to install.
  11. Select, “Finish”, and you’re done! ChemOffice is installed, activated, and ready to be used.