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Thursday, June 16, 2005 June 2005   VOLUME IV ISSUE 2  

PEAC-WMD Special Edition


pronounced PEEK

Technically Speaking
Update Your PEAC-WMD to Version 5.1
Just What The Doctor Ordered
Wonderful Wyoming
Authorized Distributors of the PEAC Systems
May 2005
May 2, 2005
Vol. IV Issue 1
April 2005
April 18, 2005
Vol. III Issue 13
March 2005
March 15, 2005
Vol. III Issue 12
February 2005
February 3, 2005
Vol. III Issue 11
January 2005
January 6, 2005
Vol. III Issue 10
Special Edition: FY05 DHS Grant Programs
January 6, 2005
Vol. III Issue 9
December 2004
December 15, 2004
Vol. III Issue 8
November 2004
November 15, 2004
Vol. III Issue 7
October 2004
October 13, 2004
Vol. III Issue 6
September 2004
September 9, 2004
Vol. 111 Issue 5
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August 30, 2004
Vol. III Issue 4
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July 21, 2004
Vol. III Issue 3
June 2004
June 23, 2004
Vol. III Issue 2
May 2004
May 18, 2004
Vol. III Issue 1
April 2004
April 20, 2004
Vol. 2 Issue 12
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March 16, 2004
Vol. 2 Issue 11
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February 17, 2004
Vol. 2 Issue 10
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January 16, 2004
Vol. 2 Issue 9
December 2003
December 16, 2003
Vol. 2 Issue 8
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November 17, 2003
Vol. 2 Issue 7

Update Your PEAC-WMD to Version 5.1
by Aaron Bretones, Customer Service

PEAC-WMD Version 5.1 was released last month (version 5.0 was released in December).  Notification has been sent out to our customers via email and/or postal mail for customers under current tech support.  Customers with a current license under support for PEAC-WMD can download the update from our website. CD's containing the update will not be sent out unless the customer cannot download the file(s) from the website and contacts us.

How to get updates
1. Get your username and password from the product CD sleeve.
2. Go to and click on "Customer Service" and "Login" (or click here), as shown in Figure 1 and Figure 2 below.

Figure 1: AristaTek home page

3. Carefully enter the username and password. These are case sensitive and often contain an underscore. Note that the password often alternates letter, number, letter, number, etc., so do not confuse a letter "I" for a number "1".  It often looks like this: I.

Figure 2: Customer Login

4. If you have not registered your license yet, your only option will be "Registration." This only needs to be done once for each license.
5. Once you have registered, go to "File Download".
6. Make the selections that pertain to your license, or select "All" and "Both" to see everything, as shown in Figure 3.
7. Click on the file description link to begin downloading.  You should have the option to “Save” the file or “Open” the file. (Recommended to “Save” file.)

Figure 3: File Download Selection Menus

Executables vs Zip files
The executable files are recommended because they are easier to run and install. However, many people are behind a firewall that does not allow them to download .exe files.

For those who cannot download the .exe files, you can download the zip files. These files must be saved, then extracted or unzipped, then installed.  Once downloaded, right-click on the file and select "Extract All…."  This will create a folder of files, as shown in Figure 4.  To install, double-click on the “SETUP.EXE” file.

Figure 4: Right-click on zip files, double-click on “setup.exe” in folder

How to update the Windows version
Simply run the installation (.exe) files and the new version will be installed over the old one.

How to update the Pocket PC version
To install the whole program as an update, do the following:
1. Download the updated files, but do not install the updated version until you have removed the old version.

2. On your Pocket PC, tap on "Start", and on "Settings", then "Remove Programs."  Tap on the PEAC-WMD program to highlight it, and tap on the "Remove" button, as illustrated in Figure 5.

Figure 5: Pocket PC, Remove the PEAC-WMD Program

3. To avoid other possible (but uncommon) problems, proceed to the "File Explorer" and navigate to "Program Files" and the "Aristatek" folder. 
4. Delete the “AristaTek” folder by holding down the stylus on the folder until a menu appears, and then tap on “Delete.”  See Figure 6 below.

Figure 6: Hold stylus down for menu, then delete

5. Make sure your Pocket PC is “synced” to the computer with the update files.
6. Then proceed to install the new version of the program.

To install just the updated database files, see further below.

How to check your version
In the PEAC-WMD program, click on "Help" and "About."  The latest version reads 5.11, as seen in Figure 7.  If your version reads 5.10, please proceed with the updates to ensure it is the latest version.  (There was a minor change from 5.10 to 5.11.)

Figure 7: View Program Version, Pocket PC & Windows

Saving (updating) database files
If you need to download and re-install the PEAC-WMD main database (PEACWMD.db), save it to the "MainData" subfolder in the program files.  For the Windows® version, it is typically located in “My Computer” at ”C:\ Program Files\Aristatek\PEACWMD5\MainData\", as in Figure 8.  Other database files are usually stored in the "ReferenceData" subfolder.

Figure 8: Save Database Files - Windows

For the Pocket PC version, the file structure and directions are similar.  Sync the Pocket PC with the computer.  Then move or transfer the file to: "My Device\Program Files\AristaTek\" then the "MainData" or "ReferenceData" subfolder. See Figure 9 below.

Figure 9: Saving Database Files – Pocket PC

Need more help?
If you have any questions, comments, or need assistance with any of these processes, you can email us at, or call us during regular business hours, 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday, Mountain Time, at 877-912-2200.  Check the “File Download” section of our website regularly for future updates.

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