Unless otherwise specified by your instructor,
all homework in SI204 is due by the START of the next class period.
You need to understand the course policy and get the necessary software installed on your personal PC:
1. READ the course policy (see handout or course web page).
2. Visual C++ 2005 Express Edition: From your Bancroft PC, download this zip file and save it somewhere. Then unzip it and run setup.exe – choose all the default settings. Try to start it up when complete (it should now be under your Start menu).
3. Update: In theory, you would now use http://update.microsoft.com to install some updated “service packs” for Visual C++. However, for some students this seems to be difficult to work, so use the UPDATED INSTRUCTIONS below instead of update.microsoft.com.
4. Turn-in a piece of paper (don’t forget your name) saying “I installed Visual C++ Express and it worked” OR turn in a piece of paper giving a detailed explanation of what error you received, if any. Actually, errors really shouldn’t happen – if they do, email your instructor to give some warning.
UPDATED INSTRUCTIONS – more help on installing the service pack
some of you, installing the service pack on
If any of this fails, you probably don’t have enough disk space. Delete some things (movies?) and try again.
Here’s how to check if it all worked (or how to check if you can’t remember what you installed before):