Latest update: 15-Apr-2024. Database version: 3578 15-Apr-2024.

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.


The ilustrations are of Windows 10 and the Microsoft Edge browser, but you can use any version of Windows and any web browser. 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

Sometimes Windows Defender will pop up at this point, with a big blue message saying WINDOWS PROTECTED YOUR PC. If this happens, please see this page for instructions so that you can persuade Windows Defender to allow you to install your software.

User Account Control

Now 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.

Follow the remaining instructions, and you will have the updated version of the Universalis program for Windows installed on your computer.