Installation Instructions

This page describes how to install the TCN Ethernet Design & Analysis Suite application on a Windows platform.

The installation "bootstrapper" bundles the msi-file for the TCN Ethernet Design & Analysis Suite application together with an installation file for the Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable (x64) package.

For uninstalling the application, see chapter Steps for uninstalling below.

System requirements

  • Runs on Microsoft Windows® 7, 8 and 10 x64 versions
  • Requires about 260 MB of disk space for application (including Java JRE) and an additional 23.5 MB for Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable (x64).  
  • The recommended amount of internal memory is at least 8 GB of RAM

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Installation steps 

Step 1) Starting the installation

In order to avoid rebooting your computer, it is recommended that you close all other programs before starting the installation of TCN Ethernet Design & Analysis Suite. 

Double click the TCN_bootstrapper_BetaXX.exe file in your file explorer or run it from the command prompt:

In Windows 7 you will see a security warning like this, click the Run button to continue. 


In Windows 8 and 10 you will get the SmartScreen warning, just click on More info and then choose Run anyway.

Step 2) Agree to the license terms and conditions

Please read the license terms and conditions, check the I agree box and click the Install button.

Step 3) Welcome screen

The msi-installer welcome screen. Select Next to move on.

Step 4) Destination Folder

Use the default directory or click the Change button to select or create another directory, then select OK to continue. 


Select Next when you are satisfied with the path.

Step 5) Additional Tasks

Check the box if you would like to add a shortcut icon on the desktop.

Select Next to continue.

Step 6) Installing TCN software packages to disk

Click the Install button for the installation to begin.


When the msi-installer is done, select Finish.

Step 7) Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable (x64)

If not previously installed, the installation of Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable (x64) packages will follow automatically.


Select Close to quit the installer.

Steps for uninstalling

In the Windows Start Menu goto the TCN Ethernet Design & Analysis Suite, right click the icon and select Unistall. This opens the Program and Features menu in the control panel where you can select the installed software and choose Uninstall above the sofware list.

Or you can navigate to Program and Features from the Control Panel by choosing Unistall a program under the Programs settings.  

The Modify Setup dialog appears and you can either choose Repair or Unistall.

Known Issues

Avast Antvirus has a scanning function called "CyberCapture" (or previously "DeepScreen") which if activated might cause the installation process to fail.

Avast users should therefore (temporarily) deactivate the CyberCapture function before starting the installation of TCN Ethernet Design & Analysis Suite.

  1. Open Avast Antivirus.
  2. Click on Settings (the cogwheel icon).
  3. In the General tab, uncheck the Enable CyberCapture box. 
  4. Click OK to save the change.