User Tools

Site Tools


installing_20both_20demo_20and_20full_20versions

Installing both demo and full versions

by Richard Russell, May 2007

If you want to write programs which will run with the free demo (evaluation) version of BBC BASIC for Windows you may well want to have easy access to that version on your desktop. At the same time you probably won't want to lose convenient access to the full version. Installing both versions, so that each is accessible via its own desktop shortcut, is quite straightforward and can be achieved as follows:

  1. Download and install BBCWDEMO.EXE.
  2. Rename the desktop shortcut created so that it clearly refers to the demo version.
  3. Download and install UPGRADE.EXE.


To rename the desktop shortcut you can right-click it and select Rename from the menu.

If you've not yet installed the full version, replace step 3 with a full installation from your master Setup.exe file.

You should now have two desktop shortcuts, one to the full version and one to the demo version.

When an upgrade to BBC BASIC for Windows is released, updating both demo and full versions is simply a case of repeating steps 1 and 3 above, in that order. You should not have to repeat step 2.

This website uses cookies for visitor traffic analysis. By using the website, you agree with storing the cookies on your computer.More information
installing_20both_20demo_20and_20full_20versions.txt · Last modified: 2018/03/31 13:19 (external edit)