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Title:
Moving On: Removal instructions for academic software
Synopsis:
Graduating Students: Academic software considerations


Solution:

Princeton University has special licensing agreements for McAfee VirusScan, MatLab, Mathematica, SAS, Scientific Workplace, Tecplot, S-Plus and Spotfire S+ software packages, which enables attending students to install and use the software on their personal computer, free of charge. When you complete your academic work, you must remove all specially-licensed software from your computer.

  • If you purchased an SCI computer, you have software licensed under the Microsoft Campus Agreement. For details see: Microsoft Campus Agreement products.
  • If you purchased EndNote and your license is up-to-date, you may continue to use that software. Students who purchase SCI computers have EndNote that is up-to-date. In the event you would like to upgrade, you may upgrade your academic license to a retail license. For details see: EndNote upgrades.

Specific removal instructions are provided for each of the specially licensed software packages:


Mathematica
You should remove Mathematica from your computer once you are no longer affiliated with the University.

Mac OS X:

  1. From the Finder, find your Applications folder.
  2. Drag the Mathematica folder to the Trash.

Windows:

  1. Close all programs that are running on your computer, including Mathematica
  2. Open the Windows Control Panel.
    • In Windows Windows 7 or Vista, click the Start menu, then select the Control Panel option. Under Programs, select Uninstall a program.
    • In Windows XP, click the Start menu, then select the Control Panel option. Select Add or Remove Programs.
  3. In the list of programs, select the program entry for Mathematica and click the Change/Remove button.
  4. At the Confirm Uninstall screen, click the Ok button.
  5. When the uninstall process is finished, click the Finish button to close the window.


MatLab

You should remove MatLab from your computer once you are no longer affiliated with the University.

Mac OS X:

  1. From the Finder, find your Applications folder.
  2. Drag the Mathematica folder to the Trash.

Windows:

  1. Close all programs that are running on your computer, including MatLab.
  2. Open the Windows Control Panel.
    • In Windows Windows 7 or Vista, click the Start menu, then select the Control Panel option. Under Programs, select Uninstall a program.
    • In Windows XP, click the Start menu, then select the Control Panel option. Select Add or Remove Programs.
  3. In the list of programs, select the program entry for MatLab (e.g. MATLAB 7.1) and click the Change/Remove button.
  4. A window displays with a list of MatLab components. Ensure that all of the MatLab components are checked.
    Note: If you plan to install another copy of MatLab on your computer, you may want to keep the Uninstall MATLAB preference files. These files contain your personal MatLab preferences.
  5. Click the Uninstall button.
  6. When the removal process is finished, you will receive the message "Product Removal Completed". Click the Finish button to close the window.

You may have a few additional MatLab files remaining on your computer, which you can delete if you like. Open "My Computer" click on the C: Drive, and look for a folder named "matlab*", where * indicates the version of MatLab you were using (e.g. "matlab7_1"). Drag this folder into the Recycle Bin. MatLab is now removed from your computer.


SAS
You should remove the SAS software from your computer once you are no longer affiliated with the University.
  1. Close all programs that are running on your computer, including SAS.
  2. Open the Windows Control Panel.
    • In Windows Windows 7 or Vista, click the Start menu, then select the Control Panel option. Under Programs, select Uninstall a program.
    • In Windows XP, click the Start menu, then select the Control Panel option. Select Add or Remove Programs.
  3. In the list of programs, select the program entry for SAS (e.g. SAS 9.1) and click the Change/Remove button.
  4. A message that SAS will be removed from your computer displays. Click Yes to proceed.
  5. A message, "Setup is performing the requested operations," with a progress counter displays. If you receive "Shared File Detected" messages during the removal process, DO NOT remove files that are in the "C:\Windows\System32" or "C:\WINNT\System32" folders. These file(s) were used by SAS, but may also be needed by other programs. If the message indicates that the file(s) are in the "C:\Program Files\SAS\Shared Files" folder, it is safe to delete the file(s).

You may have a few additional SAS files on your computer after the SAS uninstall is complete. Look through the Add/Remove Programs list for other SAS components, such as "SAS Private JRE", highlight those entries and remove them.

After removing SAS, you may also be left with a folder named "SAS Configuration Information" in your My Documents folder. If you plan to install and use SAS in the future, you may want to keep this folder to make it a little easier to set up SAS the way you like.


S-Plus
You should remove the S-Plus software from your computer once you are no longer affiliated with the University.
  1. Close all programs that are running on your computer, including S-Plus.
  2. Open the Windows Control Panel.
    • In Windows Windows 7 or Vista, click the Start menu, then select the Control Panel option. Under Programs, select Uninstall a program.
    • In Windows XP, click the Start menu, then select the Control Panel option. Select Add or Remove Programs.
  3. If you installed any S-Plus modules, you should remove those before uninstalling the main program. Look through the program list for entries with the word "Module" in the title. Some module titles begin with "S+", and others begin with "S-Plus", so they may not all be together in the list.
  4. For each module, click its name to highlight it, then click the Change/Remove button. Each module should only take a few seconds to uninstall. If you chose the default S-Plus installation, there will be four modules: FinMetrics, SpatialStats, Wavelets, and EnvironmentalStats.
  5. After you have removed all the S-Plus modules, find the entry for the main S-Plus program in the Add/Remove Programs list. The title usually includes the version number (e.g. "S-Plus 7.0"). Highlight it, and click the Add/Remove button.
  6. During the removal process, you may be prompted to acknowledge a couple of windows by clicking Next.
  7. When the S-Plus removal is complete, there may be a few leftover files on your hard drive, in C:\Program Files\Insightful\splus## (where ## is the version). If you plan to install another version of S-Plus in the future, you should remove these files or move them to a different location to avoid conflicts.


Scientific Workplace
You should remove the Scientific Workplace software from your computer once you are no longer affiliated with the University.
  1. Close all programs that are running on your computer.
  2. Open the Windows Control Panel.
    • In Windows Windows 7 or Vista, click the Start menu, then select the Control Panel option. Under Programs, select Uninstall a program.
    • In Windows XP, click the Start menu, then select the Control Panel option. Select Add or Remove Programs.
  3. In the list of programs, select the program entry for Scientific Workplace and click the Change/Remove button.
  4. During the removal process, you may be prompted to acknowledge a couple of windows by clicking Next.
  5. When the uninstall process is finished, click the Finish button to close the window.


TIBCO Spotfire +
You should remove the TIBCO Spotfire + software from your computer once you are no longer affiliated with the University.
  1. Close all programs that are running on your computer.
  2. Open the Windows Control Panel.
    • In Windows Vista, click the Start menu, then select the Control Panel option, then Programs and Features, then click Uninstall once the application has been selected.
    • In Windows XP, click the Start menu, then select the Control Panel option.
  3. In the list of programs, select the program entry for Spotfire and click the Change/Remove button.
  4. During the uninstall process, you may be prompted to acknowledge a couple of windows by clicking Next.
  5. When the removal process is finished, click the Finish button to close the window.


Tecplot

You should remove the Tecplot software from your computer once you are no longer affiliated with the University.

  1. Close all programs that are running on your computer, including Tecplot.
  2. Open the Windows Control Panel.
    • In Windows Vista, click the Start menu, then select the Control Panel option, then Programs and Features, then click Uninstall once the application has been selected.
    • In Windows XP, click the Start menu, then select the Control Panel option.
  3. In the list of programs, select the program entry for TecPlot and click the Change/Remove button.
  4. During the uninstall process, you may be prompted to acknowledge a couple of windows by clicking Next.
  5. When the uninstall process is finished, click the Finish button to close the window.


EndNote software upgrades

Students who purchased EndNote may continue to use the software after graduation as long as the license is up-to-date (currently the 2011 version). Students who purchased SCI computers have a version of EndNote that is up-to-date.

In the event you wish to upgrade your copy of EndNote to the latest version, call Thomson Reuters at 800-722-1227, option 4 to arrange to fax or e-mail (PDF file) your proof of purchase. Thomson Reuters accepts checks and credit cards (AMEX, MC, VISA). Thomson Reuters will send a full EndNote program CD for the latest version, either Windows or Mac, depending on the platform selected. The order may be submitted by telephone or mail. The address for mail orders is:

Thomson Reuters
2141 Palomar Airport Rd., Suite 350
Carlsbad, CA 92011-1572
Attn: Sales Dept


Adobe software upgrades

If you purchased Adobe products under the Princeton University Adobe Student Licensing Program, you may continue to use the software after graduation, and can upgrade to a future retail version rather than buy a full version.


Microsoft Campus Agreement products

If you purchased an SCI computer, you have software licensed under the Microsoft Campus Agreement. Upon graduation, you are granted perpetual use rights for the selected Campus Agreement products. You will receive a Campus and School Agreement Student License Confirmation, which validates that you are a licensed owner for this software.



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Last Updated:
April 11, 2013

Solution ID:
9826