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Date Created: 8/30/2005   Date Modified: 5/20/2016

-Installing Aladdin HASP dongle driver for Windows XP SP2

The latest version of the Aladdin HASP dongle driver must be installed from the command line. This is the version that will resolve issues encountered with Windows XP SP2 systems. Follow the directions below to install this driver.

  1. Make sure you are logged into the system as an Administrator and the HASP dongle is not currently connected to the computer.
  2. Go to the HASP download page at:
  3. Download the "HASP Device Driver Commandline Installation" for Win32 to your desktop. The file is named Hinstall.zip.
  4.  Unzip this file on your desktop by right-clicking on it and choosing "Extract all..." and using the default options. This will create a folder called "Hinstall" on your desktop.
  5.  From the Start menu, choose Run...
  6.  Enter cmd in the "Open:" field and click OK. This should open a new Command Prompt window with the cursor blinking after C:\Documents and Settings\ZZZZZ> where ZZZZZ is the name of your account.
  7. Type "cd Desktop\hinstall\hinstall" without the quotes and press the Enter key. You should now see the cursor blinking after C:\Documents and Settings\ZZZZZ\Desktop\hinstall\hinstall>
  8. Type "hinstall -i" without the quotes and press the Enter key.
  9. You should now see a small window named "HASP Device Driver install utility" with the text "Please wait..." The driver is now being installed. This can take anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes to complete.
  10. When it is done, you will see a message stating "The operation was completed successfully." Click OK.
  11. Close the command prompt window by typing "exit" and pressing the Enter key.
  12. You can now connect your USB HASP dongle and use your software.