If you have not already done so, please see Personal Capture Specifications to be sure the computer you are using meets the minimum system requirement for Personal Capture (PCAP) for Windows.
NOTE that PCAP for Windows is not supported for use on netbooks or on "hybrid" laptop (laptop/tablet) computers.
Do I Need to Remove Personal
Capture If It's Already Installed?
If you are installing a new version, re-installing Personal Capture (PCAP) to resolve some issue, or are migrating from an ESS version of PCAP to an Echo360 active learning platform version, you must remove the old version first. The installer checks for any existing versions and may prompt you to remove the old version before installing, or may simply not allow installation until the old version is uninstalled. Removal of PCAP does not remove existing recordings, so you should be able to see the recordings created by the previous version after reinstallation.
Be sure you are running Windows 7, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10 before installing.
The Personal Capture Windows Download link downloads an .exe file for installing PCAP. Use the steps below to install Personal Capture from the .exe file.
If an appropriate version of the .NET framework is not detected, the installer will attempt to download and install it for you. If it cannot be installed, installation will stop. If .NET must be installed or upgraded, you may be prompted to restart the computer after installation.
To install Personal Capture on Windows
Use Local Directories for Installation and Capture
The Personal Capture installation and data directories must be on the local drive; they cannot be located on a network, remote (mapped), or USB thumb drive. Use the defaults provided during installation or select another local directory if desired.
After Personal Capture is installed, launch it. Run a test capture to ensure it works as expected. If it does, you may delete the downloaded installer file.
Uninstalling Personal Capture is easy, however, make sure that you have backed up your recordings to separate storage before uninstalling, or that they have been uploaded to Echo360.
Existing captures are not removed with uninstallation. If you want to remove them, find the recordings directory and manually delete it. The location will vary depending on which Windows OS version you are running.
To remove Personal Capture