Latest update: 17-Mar-2021. Database version: 3279 13-Mar-2021.

Updating Universalis

The Universalis program for Windows checks this site from time to time to see if a new version is available.

Alternatively, you can check for yourself. Look at the version number in the top right-hand corner of this page, and compare it with the version number the program reports to you when you use the "About Universalis" menu command.

Before you start

If you have the Universalis program open, close it before updating.

Instructions (Windows 10, Microsoft Edge)

The details of installation will vary slightly with different browsers and different versions of Windows, but the principles will be the same.

Download the installer

Click here to download

Start the installation

Microsoft Edge will display a grey bar at the bottom of its window, asking you what you want to do with the download:

Next to this message there will be three buttons: Run, Save, and Cancel. Press Run.

Windows Defender

Windows Defender is written and controlled by Microsoft. Sometimes it appears at this stage; sometimes it does not. If it does not appear, just skip to the next step in these instructions.

Windows Defender SmartScreen is a feature which Microsoft say protects you against suspicious software. The first screen it displays can look quite alarming:

In fact all Windows Defender is really doing is counting how many other people have installed the software. Since Universalis is not used by millions of people, Windows Defender deduces that it is “risky”.

Click on the "More info" link at the bottom of the message.

The message will change, to look like this:

Check that the “Publisher” shown on your screen really is Universalis Publishing Limited, and press Run anyway.

User Account Control

Now that Windows Defender has allowed the download to run, Windows itself asks you whether you want to run the installer:

At the bottom of this message there are buttons marked Yes and No. Press Yes.

The Universalis installer

You are nearly there! The Universalis installer opens and shows you this screen:

NOTE: In some cases Microsoft will hide the Universalis installer behind the web browser, so that you can’t see it or use it. If this happens to you, try minimising the browser and you will see our installer appear.

Read the licence agreement, click on Yes, I agree, and the “Next” button will become active. Press Next.