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How to install Envi for Windows

This guide explains how to install and activate Envi for Windows

This guide explains how to install and activate Envi for Windows downloaded from UCL Software Database.

This guide is aimed at...

  • IT Administrators
  • Staff
  • SLMS staff
  • Students

Before you start... 

If you plan to use this software away from UCL (offsite), request a license file by following the below guide

Ensure that you have downloaded the 32 or 64 bit version of the EXE file from the ISD software database as per screen shot below.

Instructions for installation

1. Ensure that the file has downloaded completely before proceeding. Double click on the IDL.exe file and click Yes when prompted with the User Account Control question to run this program. You must have administrator rights to run this software and when you do have this proceed with installation.

Fig 1 - IDL and Envi file extraction

IDL & Envi File Extraction Process…

2. The InstallShield Wizard for IDL and Envi will now commence as per Figure 2 below, click Next to continue with installation.


Fig 2 - InstallShield Wizard for IDL and Envi

InstallShield Wizard for IDL and Envi…


3. Click "I accept the terms of the agreement" after reading through it and click Next to proceed.

Fig 3 - InstallShield Wizard License Agreement

IDL & Envi License Agreement…

4. Select a destination folder for your installation, if you are happy with default selection, click Next.

Fig 4 - Destination Folder Selection

IDL & Envi Destination Folder…


5. Select the products you want to install and if you are happy with default selections, click Next

Fig 5 -Select Products

IDL & Envi Select Products…


6. The InstallShield Wizard will now install IDL and Envi on your computer

Fig 6 - Install Shield Wizard in Process

IDL & Envi File Install Process…

7. To activate Envi please follow one of these guides below
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