EndNote: Downloading Endnote: Windows

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Step 2: Downloading EndNote: Windows

Windows Installation:

  1. Close all Microsoft applications on your computer!
  2. Click here to download EndNote, or download from the NSU App Store desktop icon if using a NSU computer
  3. Click on EndNote version 18 (X8) for Windows (or the version that is compatible with your computer)
  4. Log in with your NSU user name and password
  5. Save the zip file (preferably on your desktop)
  6. Go to your desktop and right click on the EndNote zip file , Click on Extract All (or unzip). If you do not have an "extract all” or “unzip” option, try double clicking the zip file (the contents of the zip file will be in the right pane and click on the "extract all files" button on the top left of the window)
    • ​​​Note: If you run the installer directly from the .zip file (without extracting the contents) it will not install properly. You will be asked for a product key. Start over if that happens.
  7. Double click on the new file, ENX8Inst , Click on Install
  8. Click on Run
  9. Click on Next
  10. Select Installation Type: CUSTOM (this will install necessary files to your computer) 
  11. Click on Additional Connections, and change the features to, "Entire feature will be installed on local hard drive".  PLEASE NOTE:  If your installation stalls, close out the EndNote installer, restart your computer, and reopen/run the installer.  Click on "Override Old Data" if prompted, and this time, unclick the box next to "Install Direct Export Helper" before proceeding with the installation.  You can also unclick the box next to "Install Direct Export Helper" at this screen during the initial installation in order to avoid any issues: 
  12. Click next to complete the installation process
  13. Create a new library.
  14. See the attached EndNote Install - Windows Instructions.pdf for more information on the installation.