Empowering Screen Printers

Demystifying Windows Protected Your PC (Windows)

All Freehand software is certified by Microsoft to be compatible with Windows. Learn how to bypass unnecessary warning windows to install Freehand software and get to printing.

Learn by watching the video, or review the written transcript. If you still have questions submit a tech ticket, or reply back to your technician in an open ticket.

Video Transcript

All Freehand software (Separations Studio NXT and AccuRIP Emerald) is certified by Microsoft to be compatible with Windows. Use it with confidence.

So why the warning message about protecting your PC? Microsoft Windows has elevated security settings that warn users of just about everything to protect Microsoft from liability. This is becoming more common.

This is a soft warning meaning Microsoft gives you the ability to proceed.

Here’s how:

After opening the installer the Windows Protected Your PC warning will appear.

Click Keep.

Click “More info” then “Run anyway.”

Another warning window will appear asking for permission to run the installer.

Click Yes.

The installer will now run.

Happy printing.

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