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PAYTIME comes in three editions, your system requirements are different for each system. You can also keep the data on the hard drive or a removable disk drive. You can install PAYTIME from floppy diskettes or from the hard drive, depending on where you acquired PAYTIME from.

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SYSTEM Requirements:

Click on the version you have to view the system requirements and use the Back button to return to this location (or see below):
PAYTIME Lite (Version PL 5.0)
PAYTIME Lite for Windows (Version 7.5)
PAYTIME Standard (Version PT 5.0)
PAYTIME Deluxe (Version JT 5.0) with Job Costing

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INSTALLATION:

There are two different configurations that you can install PAYTIME from. Click on the installation that you need:

Installation from a CD-ROM drive to hard drive

Installation from the Internet or a hard drive to the hard drive
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Installation from a CD-ROM drive to hard drive

FILES=**
BUFFERS=15
** Files should be 20 for PAYTIME Lite Version; 99 for Version 4.5; 254 for Version 5.0.
FILES=**
BUFFERS=15
** Files should be 20 for PAYTIME Lite Version; 99 for Version 4.5; 254 for Version 5.0.
Save the file in the ROOT directory (e.g. C:\) as CONFIG.SYS. You will need to reboot your computer for the commands to take effect.

For those of you that have Windows 98, Windows 2000 ME, Windows NT4 or Windows 2000, you do not need to make any changes.

Now go to the SETUP stage below.
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Installation from a hard drive to the hard drive

First find the file you downloaded from the internet, PAYTIME Lite (Ptl_v50.exe), PAYTIME Standard (Pt95_v50) or PAYTIME Deluxe (Jt95_v50.exe).

Click on the file and follow the on screen installation instructions.

If you installed PAYTIME Lite you will need to create an icon for you to run the program from. See your Windows manual on how to do this.

Now go to the SETUP stage below.

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SETUP

There are four different configurations that you can setup PAYTIME in. Consider that the data files will use between 4K to 5K per employee of storage space, depending on the type of pay period you are using. Click on the setup that you need.

Using a hard drive for both the program and the data
Using a hard drive for the program and a floppy drive for the data
Using a hard drive for both the program and different folders for the data
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Using a hard drive for both the program and the data

With the C> prompt showing, choose the PAYTIME directory: The following lines will appear at the bottom of the screen:
 
You are running Paytime for the first time 

Which drive do you have the '*.XXX' files on? : : 

Which drive do you have the '*.DBF' files on? : : 

The following message will then appear:
 
If you have an IBM color computer do you wish to install color (Y/N) : : 

If you wish to install color,

Otherwise, The main Paytime menu will appear and you can now carry on and enter data. Please read the OPERATION SUGGESTIONS below for advice on Backups and Annual Updates.
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Using a hard drive for the program and a floppy drive for the data

Copy the following files to your floppy diskette by type in the following commands (or use Explorer): With the C> prompt showing, choose the PAYTIME directory (or click the PAYTIME icon): The following lines will appear at the bottom of the screen:
 
You are running Paytime for the first time 

Which drive do you have the '*.XXX' files on? : : 

Which drive do you have the '*.DBF' files on? : : 

The following message will then appear:
 
If you have an IBM color computer do you wish to install color (Y/N) : : 

If you wish to install color,

Otherwise, The main Paytime menu will appear and you can now carry on and enter data. Please read the OPERATION SUGGESTIONS below for advice on Backups and Annual Updates.
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Using a hard drive for both the program and different folders for the data

This SETUP will allow you to have a different set of data files for each company in a different folder (directory). If you are using Windows 95 or Windows 98, use the Explorer to create your folders, either as a sub-folder to the PAYTIME folder or as a new folder. For DOS and older versions of Windows,

Change the directory: cd\PT\XYZ and press [Enter]

where PT is the folder where the PAYTIME program files are and XYZ is where you want to put the DATA files in.

Type in the following commands (or use Explorer):

If you are using  Windows 95, you also need to add the \PT folder to the PATH command in your AUTOEXEC.BAT in the route folder on your hard drive. If your operating system is DOS use the EDIT.EXE program to modify the AUTOEXEC.BAT; or, if you are use the NOTEPAD. Add the following line after the first path command:
 
PATH %path%;c:\PT; 

You could change this batch file to XYZ.BAT (where XYZ is the companies initials)

If you are using the PAYTIME xxxx (Version 5.0), in the \PT\XYZ folder create a  XYZ.BAT (where XYZ is the companies initials):

To run PAYTIME  with the C> prompt showing, choose the \PT\XYZ folder and type: or, if you are using Windows create a Shortcut to the PT.EXE, JT.EXE or the XYZ.BAT files.

Now follow the instructions in the PAYTIME manual in Section C, under 'OPERATIONS:Getting Started', or read the "Using a hard drive for both the program and the data" above.

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*SYSTEM Requirements*

SYSTEM Requirements: PAYTIME Lite (Version 5.0)

You need an IBM or IBM-compatible, protected-mode 486 40mz or higher computer using DOS 5.0, 6.0 or Windows 9x, Windows ME, Windows NT 4.5 or Windows 2000 Pro operating system.;  8mb of RAM minimum and a hard disk with 8mb of free disk space to install Paytime files.

SYSTEM Requirements: PAYTIME Lite for Windows

Not available at this time. Our PAYTIME Lite (Version 7.5) will run on computers using Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, Windows ME, Windows NT 4.5 and Windows 2000 Pro operating systems. Please email us for more information.

SYSTEM Requirements: PAYTIME Standard (Version 5.0)

You need an IBM or IBM-compatible, protected-mode 486 40mz or higher computer using DOS 5.0, 6.0 or Windows 9x, Windows ME, Windows NT 4.5 or Windows 2000 Pro operating system.;  8mb of RAM minimum and a hard disk with 8mb of free disk space to install Paytime files.

SYSTEM Requirements: PAYTIME Deluxe (Version 5.0) with Job Costing

You need an IBM or IBM-compatible, protected-mode 486 40mz or higher computer using DOS 5.0, 6.0 or Windows 9x, Windows ME, Windows NT 4.5 or Windows 2000 Pro operating system.;  8mb of RAM minimum and a hard disk with 8mb of free disk space to install Paytime files.
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*OPERATION SUGGESTIONS*

Backups

We have included a batch file on the Update disk. The file is named ZSBACKUP.BAT. To use this batch file you will need PKZIP.COM, a compression program made by PKWARE Inc. and to copy the ZSBACKUP.BAT to the each data directory where the PAYTIME data is.

To activate the batch file, you can run it from the DOS command level from the directory where the data is by typing:-

          ZSBACKUP

and press [Enter]. The other way to activate the Backup is to run PAYTIME, and from the MASTER MENU press [O] and the [B] from the UTILITIES MENU. The batch file is pre-set to use drive A:, you can use an editor like DOS's EDIT.COM or Windows NOTEPAD and change this to drive B: if you wish.

To obtain PKZIP, insert the UPDATE disk in your floppy drive and change to that drive then type:-

          PKVIEW

and press [Enter]. This will give you the address and telephone number of PKWARE Inc. Also you can use the INTERNET and contact PKWARE at http://www.pkware.com/ and obtain a FREE evaluation copy.

Memory Management

Earlier versions of PAYTIME required memory caching, but the caching is automati for current versions of PAYTIME.

Annual Updates

The current software covers the period January 1, 2001 to June 30, 2001.  Please be sure to registar your PAYTIME so you will get the next Update on July 1, 2001. Email for latest information
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If you have any questions with your installation or setup please email: ZARCOM tm at info@zarcom.com and one of our Information People will get back in touch with you.
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