You can download a trial of the latest version of pcdMagic for Windows 8 and earlier below. If you are using Windows 10 or later, we recommend that you download the version of pcdMagic for Windows 10.
The downloads for pcdMagic are at the bottom of this page. Downloads are subject to the pcdMagic Software License agreement.
Note: The trial version and the full version of pcdMagic are the same; entering a license key into the trial version enables all of the full version functionality.
pcdMagic is installed via Microsoft's "ClickOnce Deployment" technology. What you need to do is:
- Prior to downloading, ensure that you have all the latest updates installed on you PC, via the Microsoft Update manager found under Windows "Help and Support".
- Download pcdMagic for Windows Zip file.
- Extract all of the files from the Zip file to some convenient location (right click the Zip file, and select "Extract All"). This will create a pcdMagic directory at the same location as the ZIP file. Note: You can't install pcdMagic for Windows by just opening the Zip file and running the setup file from within the Zip archive - you must first extract all files.
- Once you have extracted all the files, run the "setup.exe" file in the pcdMagic directory. If you do not already have Microsoft's .Net 4 framework or the latest version of Microsoft's setup manager installed on your PC, this will be automatically downloaded and installed prior to pcdMagic being installed.
After you have successfully installed pcdMagic, you can delete the pcdMagic directory that was created when you unzipped the distribution file.
Note for Windows 8 Users:
If you have Windows 8's "SmartScreen" feature enabled, SmartScreen may block pcdMagic's installer, as well as the pcdMagic app itself. If this happens, then just click "More Info", and then click" Run anyway".
pcdMagic can be completely uninstalled by using the Windows uninstall capability, found in the Control Panel, under "Programs and Features". Once the full list of installed programs is displayed, simply scroll to pcdMagic for Windows, and double click it.
To upgrade pcdMagic to a later version, just follow the same steps as for a new install. If you get an error message about "You cannot start application pcdMagic for Windows from this location because it is already installed from a different location", just uninstall pcdMagic from the Control Panel before installing the new version.
Note that upgrading may cause pcdMagic to "forget" your license code. Just re-enter it.