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Advanced Local Install Instructions - NOT RECOMMENDED

Postby Jerald Metz » Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:01 pm


In the past, some of our beta users have asked for a method to make re-installation or installation on additional, licensed computers possible without having to re-download the install files. Below are steps for accomplishing this with a given build.

This is not a recommended install process. Only users with significant connection problems to the X1 download servers should consider following these steps. We recommend you instead use the regular installer.


* You must download and install the desired build at least one time to get access to the files needed for these steps.
* If you are re-installing the same build you are currently running, you will need to uninstall X1 from the Windows Programs and Features control panel.

Steps to allow for local installation

  1. Download and install the build using the regular beta installer, found here:
  2. Browse to the AppData temp folder. This should be in C:\Users\[YOURUSERNAME]\AppData\Local\Temp
  3. Locate the temp install file. This will be a zip file formatted like this:, where XXXX is a random value. Note: Make sure you are using the most recent file, as there are likely multiple versions from past installs.
  4. Verify the bitness of your install by viewing the contents of the zip. You'll see either X1_PRO_32.msi or X1_PRO_64.msi
  5. Copy this zip file to a folder or network share where you wish to have it for future installs. It must be in a subfolder with the build # you installed. Examples: C:\x1files\5001cn or \\share\x1files\5001cn
  6. Rename the file to or (depending on the result of step 4)
  7. You can now run the installer locally using this file in a command prompt (Start > Run > CMD)
    1. At the command prompt, navigate to folder where x1searchsetupbeta.exe was saved
    2. At the command prompt, enter: x1searchsetupbeta.exe URL="location of install zip"
      Example: x1searchsetupbeta.exe URL="c:\x1Install\5001cn"

Final Note: If you're installing on an additional machine with a different bitness than the original machine, this will not work. You'll instead need to use the regular installer.

Again, this is not a recommended installation method.

Jerald Metz
Product Manager, X1 Search 8

Please feel free to reach me directly at jmetz (at) x1 (dot) com
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Re: Advanced Local Install Instructions - NOT RECOMMENDED

Postby Kenward » Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:20 am


What you need to find the file is not really:


That works but there is an easier method. Tell Explorer to go to:

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