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Installing Origin

NEWS

5/6/2021 — Origin 2021b is now available via Chem-Diamond3 on Jukebox!
Please refer to the “Read_if_Probs_or_New_Install.txt” file for help/reg info.  There is no longer a 32 bit (x86) version of Origin Pro.

5/5/2021 — New license server ONLINE!  The Origin Licensing Server had a large software update and moved to new hardware.  We recommend moving to the latest client version (2021b) which will be available on Jukebox as soon as we complete a few install tests!

12/3/2019 — Origin2020 is here! The installer can be found in Jukebox, and the tutorial has been updated accordingly. Please note that this is the first version of Origin that does not have a 32-bit version. If you need 32-bit, you will need to use one of the legacy (2019 or 2018) installers in Jukebox. Also please note that installing this new version will not uninstall old versions of the software. Unless you need both, it is recommended that you uninstall the old version if only to save hard drive space.

8/15/2019 — We’ve received a few reports of people having troubles installing Origin in certain circumstances.  There is now a txt file in the Origin directory on Jukebox called, “Read_IF_Having_Install_Probs.txt” which lists a couple of solutions if your activation info isn’t self populating. 

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Origin Pro is “a complete graphing and data analysis software package that provides a suite of features catering to the needs of scientists and engineers.” originlab.com

It is available for Windows only. It is available to faculty, staff and graduate students.

We use a concurrent network license. You can install Origin Pro on as many computers as you like. Each computer must be connected to the Internet when you launch Origin. Remember that if you’re using Origin from off-campus (or even some flakey areas ON-campus via WiFi) you need to be on the WSU VPN BEFORE firing up Origin.

The installer takes up quite a bit of space but can be deleted after installation is complete.

  1. Browse to “Origin” on “Jukebox” on Chem-Diamond3
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  2. COPY the “Origin2021bSr1No_H.exe” file to your “Downloads” or “Desktop” or anywhere you’ll remember how to get back to.  This file can be deleted after install.
    (install instructions are the same for 2021 as 2020)
    .Step 2
  3. Once copied locally to your computer, double-click to RUN the program.  This file can be deleted after install.
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  4. The installer will open. Essentially just click “Yes” and “Next” until you’re finished. Pictures are included but most are considered self-explanatory.
    Step 4
    Step 4B
    Step 4C
  5. Enter your name or username in the first slot. The serial number should be prefilled. If not, it can be found in the folder where you found the installer on Jukebox, in a file called, “Read_If_Probs_or_New_Install.txt”
    Step 5
  6. This step should show the name you filled in (which can really be anything) and the serial number.
    Step 6
    Step 6B
    Step 6C
    Step 6D
    Step 6E
    Step 6F
    Step 6G
    Step 6H
    Step 6I
  7. The installation is complete!
    Step 7
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  8. When you run the program, verify that it found the licensing server (Chem-FIT-OriginPro.ad.wsu.edu). If it has issues finding the server it’ll tell you straight away.
    Last, this version has the help files removed as that brings the file size down by two thirds.  If needed they can be downloaded via the internal Origin Updater, as can Origin Central.

NOTE: If having trouble installing, see the text file \\chem-diamond3.ad.wsu.edu\Jukebox\Origin\Read_If_Probs_or_New_Install.txt
If the program is installed but you’re having trouble licensing, run the installer and select “Repair/Upgrade”. Then use the text file to input manually the information it requests.

LEGACY INSTALL INSTRUCTIONS FOR Pre-2020 ONLY

Origin Pre-Requisite Installs:
Origin has historically required a multitude of Microsoft pre-req software packages, and this version has more than ever.  In an attempt to mitigate confusion and complexity, we have created a custom installation script that will automate steps and save you several dozen clicks.  It will install all pre-req packages you don’t already have, and skip ones you do, then it will install the main application.  PLEASE follow these directions closely!

  1. Browse to “Origin” on “Jukebox” on Chem-Diamond3
    (This is now legacy info so the ZIP will be in the “legacy” directory, not in the root of Origin like the pic)
    Step 1
  2. COPY the “Origin2018SR1.zip” file to your “Downloads” or “Desktop” or anywhere you’ll remember how to get back to.  This file can be deleted after install.
  3. Once copied locally to your computer UNZIP all contents to a new folder/sub-folder.  This folder can be deleted after install.
    Step 3
  4. Browse to the extracted files and double-click “Origin2018SR1-WSU_Chem_SETUP.bat” this will begin the automated installation process
    Step 4
  5. Depending on how many of the pre-requisite packages you already have you’ll get from 2-7  “click OK” type of security checks.  These are just verifying that you want to install all 6 packages, which you do if you want to use Origin.  For each verification, click on the affirmation-type answer (without automation each of these six packages would require going through half a dozen screens each, so 1 click-through/per is far less of a pain)
    Step 5
  6. Once you get through verifying all required pre-req packages the actually Origin installer will start itself, it also has been automated to minimize required user interaction.
    Step 6
  7. Did everything disappear?  GOOD!  You’re done!  Now check your START menu for Origin, which should look similar to this:
    Step 7
  8. Run the program!  Verify that it found the licensing server (chem-diamond7.ad.wsu.edu), if it has issues finding the server it’ll tell you straight away.
    Last, this version has the help files removed as that brings the file size down by two thirds.  If needed they can be downloaded via the internal Origin Updater, as can Origin Central.