Installing Dive Assistant - Pocket PC Edition is very simple. Once you have downloaded the executable from the website run it. Running the executable will start the desktop part of the installation process. This will install all the components onto your Desktop PC and then start the Pocket PC installation.
Dive Assistant - Pocket PC Edition uses the Microsoft Compact Framework 2.0. Most Pocket PCs will not have this version of the Compact Framework installed. You can download it from Microsoft's website: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=0856eacb-4362-4b0d-8edd-aab15c5e04f5&displaylang=en.
The Pocket PC installation process will run automatically if the Pocket PC is connected to the PC. If not it will run the next time the Pocket PC is connected to the PC. There are 2 components installed as part of the Dive Assistant. They are the SQL Server component and the Dive Assistant component. If either component is already installed the installer will ask you if you want to overwrite the existing installation. There is the option to install the application to store cards or flash memory.
If you are upgrading from Dive Assistant - Pocket PC Edition 2006 to Dive Assistant - Pocket PC Edition you should make a copy of the data.sdf and tables.sdf on your Pocket PC, before uninstalling the application. Email the files to use at DiveAssistant.com and we will convert the files into the new Pocket SQL format. Once the application has been uninstalled, install the current version. Finally copy the converted .sdf files back into the application folder.
Whenever you upgrade or reinstall the application please make a copy of the data.sdf and tables.sdf files as they contain the dive log data and dive tables respectively.