Click the File | Online | Check for Update command to check for the most recent version of Surfer. If there is an update available (e.g. Surfer 16.0 to Surfer 16.1), you can follow the directions to download and install the free update. An update contains minor changes to the program. Normally, no new features are added in updates. See the Golden Software website version information page for a list of changes. Surfer can be updated to the latest minor version (e.g. 15.x) regardless of maintenance status.
Before using this command, make sure your computer is connected to the internet. Follow the directions in the dialog to complete the update if an update is available. If you have any difficulties with the update, please contact technical support.
Surfer automatically checks for updates once every seven days by default. This preference can be adjusted at any time using the File | Options command. Automatic updates allow the program to periodically check for an available update. Enabling automatic updates will allow your copy of Surfer to always automatically stay up-to-date.
Click the File | Online | Check for Update command, the Internet Update dialog appears. If you are running in Windows 7 as a user, a dialog appears asking for Administrator permissions. Click the Allow button.
Click the Next button to proceed. Surfer will attempt to connect to the Golden Software server and check if an update exists for your version of the product.
If no update exists and/or you are already running the latest version, a dialog will appear letting you know there are no updates for your current version of Surfer. Click the OK button and the Internet Update dialog will close.
If an update is available, the dialog will inform you about the specifics of the update. Click Next to download the update file. A progress gauge displays. If you choose not to download the update at this time, click Cancel. It is highly advised that updates be installed when available as updates contain corrections to known issues in the software.
When the download is complete, the Install Updates dialog will appear.
Save any changes to your work and exit the Surfer program by clicking the File | Exit command. Click Install to proceed with the update.
After the update is installed successfully, you can open Surfer and continue working.
If your maintenance license is active, you can upgrade to the next major version (e.g. Surfer 15 to Surfer 16) by clicking the File | Online | Check for Update command. If your maintenance has expired and you'd like to renew your maintenance, contact Golden Software.
File Menu Commands