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How to install PC Meter Connect

UPDATED : March 31, 2016


Before downloading PC Meter Connect™, make sure to review the PCMC minimum system requirements and Network Guide.

Prepare before you start:
  • Have your meter's model and serial number on hand
  • Work at your computer that connects to your meter
  • Sign into your computer with Administrator privileges
  • Unplug your power cord from the back of your meter
  • Remove your USB cable from the back of your meter.
Follow these steps to download and install your application:
  1. Download the PC Meter Connect.exe file.  Latest version: 05.00.0056.0000
    1. You may be asked to either Run or Save the .exe file. Select Run, if given the option.
    2. If you select Save, choose a destination and open the .exe file to launch your installer
  2. Select Run to begin the installation process on your computer
  3. Choose OK when asked to select a language
  4. Follow the instructions as you are prompted through the screens
  5. Once installation is successful, you may reconnect your meter's power cord and USB cable into a port on your PC
  6. After you have installed the desktop application and have connected your meter, keep your meter in a “ready-to-connect” state. This is not required for printing postage, but it is recommended for optimal operation.
Steps for downloading may vary according to the Internet browser you are using. Here is browser-specific guidance; however, note images are for reference only. Your screens will vary slightly depending upon your browser version and configurations.
Using Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE):
  1. Download the PC Meter Connect .exe file
  2. Click Run
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  1. Click Run again. (Note: the file name may include "PCMC" and the version number.)
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  1. If prompted by the User Account Control window, click Yes or Continue.
  2. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete your installation.

Using Mozilla Firefox:
  1. Download the PC Meter Connect .exe file
  2. Select Save File
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  1. Double-click the setup.exe file (Note: the file name may include "PCMC" and the version number)
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  1. Depending on your security settings, you may see a Security Warning dialog box. Click Run to start the installation.
  2. If prompted by the User Account Control window, click Yes or Continue
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete your installation

Using Google Chrome:
  1. Download the PC Meter Connect .exe file
  2. Click Save
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  1. Double-click the setup.exe file (Note: the file name may include "PCMC" and the version number)
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  1. Depending on your security settings, you may see a Security Warning dialog box. Click Run to start your installation.
  2. If prompted by the User Account Control window, select Yes or Continue
  3. Follow your on-screen instructions to complete your installation

Note: If either PC Meter Connect or mailstation assistant application is currently installed, exit the application before downloading and installing the new version. Use one of the following methods to exit PCMC:

A. From the application icon on the Windows system tray:
  1. Right-click on your PCMC desktop icon (or mailstation assistant) icon
  2. From the menu, select Exit
  3. On the screen that asks Are you sure you want to exit?, select Yes
B. From the Task Manager:
  1. Open your Windows Task Manager by pressing and holding the keys Ctrl+Alt+Del simultaneously, then select Task Manager on the dialog box
  2. Select PC Meter Connect or mailstation assistant from the list on the Processes tab
  3. Click End Process to exit the program

Environment Details

Products affected: PC Meter Connect™

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