this software is locked and will ask you for an unlock key that
will only be provided with the receipt of your payment.
Otherwise, it will switch to a demo mode whose features are
current version of PCKent is 2.2.N. But this installation
guide was made with version 2.2.H. This is why you will
need to transpose "22H" to "22N" in the following screenshots
and text. Other than that, nothing changes.
To download PCKent :
Your browser will ask you to choose between Open the file,
and Save the file.
Under Internet Explorer 11
When the download is complete, go to the
Downloads folder, which is
the default storage location. One way to do this, is to click
the Start button, then
All Programs, then
Accessories and finally
Windows Explorer. When the
Explorer appears, simply click on the
Downloads item in the left area.
Windows Explorer has been
and the Downloads folder has been selected.
Please note that if a decompression software
such as WinRar is installed
on your computer, the icon that precedes the name of the
compressed file will be different from the one displayed here.
But there will be no major consequences on the steps to be
When WinRar is installed,
the icon of compressed files is different.
For now the file you have just downloaded is
compressed (ZIP format).
So you have to decompress it before you can use it.
To do this, right-click on the downloaded file.
Then, in the menu which appears, click
Extract All... (if you have
WinRar, choose Extract to
A right click on the
downloaded file brings up a menu,
with the Extract All... option.
A new window appears. Do not change anything,
and click the Extract
button (if you use WinRar,
this step is absent):
When the decompression is complete, you should
end up with a window similar to this one:
So now, on the left area, the
Downloads folder contains a
compressed folder PCK22H_Master.zip,
and a non-compressed folder
PCK22H_Master, whose name is almost identical to the
first one, except that it is not followed by the ".zip"
It is important to distinguish between these two folders,
because from now on, it is the uncompressed folder that
On the left side of the
Windows Explorer, expand the
PCK22H_Master folder (uncompressed), in order to
display its subfolder: PCK2_Master.
Take great care to expand the uncompressed folder, as the
compressed folder contains the exact same subfolder, but without
the authorizations needed to continue the installation.
Stay in the left side of the Windows Explorer, and now click on
that PCK2_Master folder to
display its contents in the right panel.
Then right-click the Install.exe
file, and choose Run as Administrator:
Install.exe file as administrator
If the following window appears, click
Yes to confirm that you
allow the installation program to run:
The PCKent installation window finally appears.
You just have to follow the onscreen instructions, and choose a
At the end of the installation process, a
warning box may appear.
If this is the case, just ignore it by clicking on
This program installed correctly,
or by closing the box:
Normally, a PCKent icon has been created on
the desktop (if not, you can dot it quite easily by yourself).
Right-click on it, then click
Properties. Now come to the
Compatibility tab, and check the
Run this program as administrator
option before clicking the OK
Windows will continue to ask you for confirmation each time you
will launch PCKent, but the resources needed by PCKent will be
Your PCKent is now installed, but it is locked.
So you have to unlock it. Do not worry: this operation is
performed only once per computer (unless you reinstall Windows,
or you upgrade to a newer version of Windows, for example when going
from Windows 8 to Windows 10).
To do this, run PCKent. The above window appears:
Select all of the code, then right-click it,
and choose Copy.
Now run your email program, and send this code to
firstname.lastname@example.org (by performing a
Once you receive your unlock key, run PCKent again, and insert
the key in the appropriate field (using Copy/Paste to avoid