This section describes the recommended method for installing the V7 FAH software for individual FAHClient slot(s) on Windows XP and newer. A first time installation is assumed. And unless otherwise noted, the default setting for each option is the recommended setting.
Download the V7 Installer from here (see figure 1). The installer includes the new Web Control (client manager) interface software, the new FAHClient (slot manager) software, and the new FAHViewer (viewer) software. The optional FAHClient (advanced client manager) is also included.
Double-click the Installer icon to start the software installation.
A security warning prompt may be displayed (see figure 2).
If prompted, click Run or click Yes to acknowledge the warning and continue the installation.
The welcome screen is displayed (see figure 3).
Click Next to continue the installation.
Read the License Agreement (see figure 4).
If agreeable, click I Agree to continue.
The Installer Mode option screen is displayed (see figure 5).
Click Next to continue the Express (Recommended) installation.
Note: Express Install will automatically install one or more FAHClient slots to match the computer hardware detected. If multiple CPU cores are detected, an multicore CPU slot is installed, otherwise a single core CPU slot is installed as the fall back option. If one or more GPUs are detected, one or more GPU slots are also installed automatically. If neither multicores or GPU are detected, a single core CPU slot is installed by default. The separate SMP and Uniprocessor slot types are now combined and known as a CPU slot, supporting one to many CPU cores.
Please wait while the installation finishes (see figure 6).
V7 installation is almost complete (see figure 7).
Note: Do not uncheck the box to Start Folding@home so the software will start automatically with Windows. If unchecked, FAHClient will need to be started manually each time.
A prompt from Windows Firewall or another security software may be displayed (see figure 8).
If prompted, select Unblock or Allow Access for V7 software to connect to the internet.
The Web Control (client manager) interface will start automatically after a few seconds. The Web Control page will prompt to configure a FAH user identity (see figure 9).
Click the Set up an Identity radio button unless choosing to fold Anonymously.
Click the Start Folding button after making a selection.
The Web Control Change Identity window is displayed (see figure 10).
Enter a FAH user Name, Team #, and Passkey as needed. Always use a Passkey.
Note: Using a Passkey adds an extra level of security, and is also a requirement to receiveQuick Return Bonus points.
Click Save to continue.
The Web Control Home tab is displayed (see figure 11).
V7 software is now installed and folding.
Note: Move the Power Slider to Full for maximum production.
Please read the V7 Introduction page for basic information and further explanations of the new client features.
See also the FAHControl (client manager), FAHClient (slot), and FAHViewer (viewer) documents for more information about setup and customization options.
While the default options are typically the recommended options, see the ConfigurationFAQ for additional setup options.