Installation Instructions for SB and AO

Step Zero: To install and work with Shabda-Brahma... (SB) version 5.x or Abhibhavak Organizer... (AO) version 3.x, you need to have Windows 95 or a higher version of Microsoft Windows as your operating system, in a PC  with a Pentium II (400 MHz), equivalent or a faster processor with at least 64 MB RAM and connected to preferably a color monitor (VDU), and in which there is at least 15 MB each of disk space free in the hard disk drive you install SB or AO into. These hardware criteria mentioned here are, however, over-satisfied with an extremely wide margin in most PCs nowadays, while Windows 95 or a higher version of Microsoft Windows is the operating system in most PCs around the world. In addition, you need to also have your monitor (VDU) screen resolution tuned in to at least 800 by 600 pixels with the Windows Display Font Size kept as Small Fonts (or as Normal). These factors however, already remain so in most modern computers. [Particularly for SB, you also need an Internet-browser, such as Internet Explorer, installed (mainly to open the HTML-output of SB, and also to view help-files such as this one). If Internet Explorer could not be found by SB or AO, or is simply missing, downloading (only ~1.1 MB) and installing the free, and very fast, Enigma Browser is advisable (published from SB & AO recognizes this one, and Mozilla Firefox browser, as well.]

Still, you might, if you wish, ascertain about these factors in your computer. Be particularly conscious about the related pair of Screen Resolution (Screen Area in Windows terminology) and Display Font Size factors. To check it, close all windows and programs to view the Windows Desktop, then right-click at an empty space and click at Properties. Alternatively, click at the Control Panel, then click at Display. In the resulting Display Properties Window, click at Settings Tab. Ascertain whether the Screen Area is at least 800 by 600 pixels. If not, change it to 800 by 600 pixels. Next, click the Advanced button to ascertain whether the Font Size is set to Small Fonts or to Normal. If not, do it so. If you've made any change(s), click at Apply, then at OK. If you're asked to restart the computer, do so.

Step One: At first, if you have any previous version of the particular package pre-installed in your PC, uninstall that first (say, via control panel - doing this is necessary in some situations here). Now get the installation CD (or the .zip file downloaded from the internet into your hard disk) ready. In case of installation from CD, insert the CD into the appropriate drive, and double-click at the My Computer icon, then right-click at the icon for the CD drive (say E: or F:) and select the open option, and locate the file named AO3Setup or SB5Setup there. These files can install AO or SB respectively. Double-click the desired file to start the installation. In case of downloaded file, extract (un-zip) that .zip file in any hard-disk drive, and locate the file named AO3Setup or SB5Setup in the folder just created. Double-click the desired file to start the installation.

Step Two: Follow the screen instructions to proceed with the installation. Click OK to most questions unless there is/are some specific problem(s) about that. In one place you'll be asked to click at a large button showing a picture of a computer, then click there. The appropriate help-manual should now automatically appear.

If you find that the Desktop link-file (icon) is NOT automatically appearing at the Windows Desktop, open the working folder (e.g., C:\SB5th for SB, or C:\AO3rd for AO) of the program (starting from My Computer), and copy the link-file (icon) from there to the Windows Desktop. The free (unregistered) variety of the application (program) has been duly installed. If you're not the user, show the user how she can open the application just by double-clicking at that Desktop icon, and then click at the appropriate (long) button to run the free variety of that.  

Step Three: If you're installing AO, open the Windows Task Scheduler (say, from My Computer), and add a scheduled task that would open the main working file (i.e., generally C:\AO3rd\DontOpen\AO.exe) of Abhibhavak daily at one or two suitable timing(s) (as desired by the user), when the computer is most likely to be kept ON and attended. If you're not the user, inform him that when the battery for the processor clock is down, Abhibhavak won't be able to remind the user properly, in that case a new battery has to be installed. If there will be more than 20 users sharing Abhibhavak in the same computer, you may copy the contents of the \AO3rd folder to some other newly created folder(s), and create link files & scheduled tasks for each of the DontOpen\AO.exe files so as to make multiple Abhibhavaks in the same computer, under any mutual agreement that you may enter with the buyer(s) or users.

If you're installing SB, and the user intends to use the multilingual facility with Assamese, Bengali or Hindi etc. non-English language(s), be sure to get the relevant true-type fonts installed (for example, Aadarsha Ratne Internet may be downloaded free from, or Kiran may be downloaded from To install the font (after getting the appropriate font handy within the user's hard disk) open Control Panel, open Fonts therein (switch to Classic interface for Control Panel in case of Windows XP etc.), and then Click at File, then at Install New Fonts, then choose the appropriate file for the relevant font.

If you're not the user, you should also teach the user how to copy the Backup subfolder (or its zipped form) into a floppy diskette, say into the one already used for authentication, so as to protect her work from any hard-disk failure.

Step Four (Authentication/ Registration): In case the user desires to authenticate the application, and has the authenticator floppy/zip diskette handy, he need to just run the application to proceed. About agreeing to the license agreement, type YES and press Enter twice (after the user reads the agreement). When asked about the registration code, see it from the label of the floppy (or zip) diskette and type it carefully, then press Enter twice. After that, insert the floppy (or zip) diskette in the appropriate drive, type the six-character IE-code (the IE-code will be e-mailed to the registered user) and press Enter twice to complete the authentication (i.e. the installation of the priced/ registered full-variety of SB/ AO).

In case of a failed authentication in SB or AO, one may try to authenticate again simply by running Shabda-Brahma or Abhibhavak again, as is the case. 

Related Question: How to distinguish between an AO registration code and an SB registration code?
If the inside number is between 1500 and 2000, it's an AO registration code. If that is between 1000 and 1500, it's an SB code.