This page shows step-by-step how to install Ancestris on a Windows system.
The sections below are independent and do not all need to be done.
Screens shown might look different from those of the current Ancestris web site or the current Ancestris software version.
Open the Windows Control Panel and then the Java Control Panel.
On its General tab, click 'About' to check the installed Java version.
On its Security tab, untick 'Enable Java content for browsers and Web Start applications' to improve security.
Alternatively, these steps let you identify which version of Java is running on your system.
1 - Open a Windows PowerShell window and enter CMD or open a Command Prompt window.
2 - Type java -version at the prompt. You will obtain a display as below, which shows that Java Version 8 (aka 1.8) 64-Bit is installed. Otherwise, it means java is not installed. Follow these instructions to install it.
java version "1.8.0_221"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_221-b11)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.221-b11, mixed mode)
3 - Type exit once or twice to close the command window.
Follow the instructions below from your Windows system.
If Ancestris does not start, it might be related to a Java version issue. You may have to swap the Java version.Please follow these instructions.