Installing Orchid Software

Step 1: Download Software

Download the latest version of Orchid software using the button below.

Step 2: Run the Installation

After the installation file has finished downloading, select the Run option. We recommend that you exit all other programs while running this setup file.

Step 3: Install Prerequisite Files

If you have Windows 8, Windows 7 or Windows Vista, you may see a User Account Control message come up when the program starts to install. In this case, allow the setup by clicking on Yes.

Before installing Orchid on your computer, the installer will check to make sure your computer has all of the programs needed in order for Orchid to work properly. If it detects one or more missing applications, it will install them for you. Press the Install button to install these applications.

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Step 4: Install Orchid

Once the prerequisite applications are finished installing, you will see a standard welcome screen come up for installing the program. Click Next to continue.
Accept the license agreement and click on Next to install the software.

You will then be shown the installation location of the software. Do not change this location and click on Next.

Finally, click the Install button and Orchid will continue installing.

When it is done, select the option to Launch Orchid, which will open the program after you click on Finish.

Step 5: Starting Orchid Software for the First Time

Get Started
When you start Orchid you will be prompted to register the software, or continue using the software as a trial. If you have already purchased the software and have your serial number select the Register option and enter the serial number in the spaces provided to continue. Otherwise, you may continue using the free trial.
Log In
You will then be prompted to Log in to Get Started by entering your username and password. If you requested your trial through our website you should have created this information and you may enter it now to get started. If you don’t remember your password please select the forgot your password link and you will be able to reset that password through your e-mail account.

If you have not created an account with us and have not established a username and password please select the link underneath to create a new account. You will be transferred to our website where you can quickly create those credentials.

Select Your Database
Once logged in you will be asked to create a new blank database, sample database, or to restore a backup (if you previously had the software on another computer or are reinstalling on this computer).

If you would like to get started using the software with your own employees, services, and clients right away, then choose the Start Fresh option. If you would like to start learning how to use Orchid software with some sample information (which can be deleted later), select Start with Some Sample Information.