Before installing, please check the minimum systems requirement table as shown below
Windows XP SP2 including MCE 2004/2005, Vista (all versions)
|CPU||Athlon 3200+ or Pentium 2.4Ghz (the more the better however)|
100MB free space but over 1GB is recommend for writing media
|Network||Broadband Connection, the higher the upload speed, the better.|
Download the latest version of Orb from here. There are a number of different versions here but select the one that's applicable to your country. This is important if you want to us Orb for Live TV. i.e Electronic Program Guides (EPG).
Double click on on your downloaded file to start the install.
Click Next on the Setup wizard
Click on the I Agree button
Leave as the default location or specifiy you desired folder. Then click the Install button.
Orb has now been installed and you are required to start the configuration.
The first two screens are information screens telling you
- to set up an account to enable you to stream your content to other machines
- that you will be prompted by your Firewall Software that Orb is trying to access the Network. You need to click on "Always allow" when this happens or your content will end up being blocked for this application. Click Next on both of these windows.
If you don't already have an Orb login, create one here. It will check against other users of Orb and may disallow your choice of login name if it has been used before. Click Next to see if your login name is accepted and retry it with different names until it is. If you already have a username for Orb, you can click on the "Already have an Orb Account?" link. N.B. you cannot use the same login to Orb on more than one computer at the same time but you can if the other machine is switched off.
By default, Orb adds your My Documents, My Videos, My Music and My Pictures folders for sharing on your PC. You can go in an change this after the install.
Your Account Setup is now complete and your are now in the System Check phase of the install.
If your processor has enough power, you will probably see a screen like the one above. Click Next to continue to the Local Network Phase of the install.
If you have a games console plugged into your Living room TV or want to use a media player to gain access to this content, you will need to tell Orb about your Network Setup now. Select Yes if you want to configure this now and click Next.
Check the box which replicates your setup and click Next.
Thats it, it's all finished.
The Orb program will be automatically set to launch upon login and you can can access to the configuration via the Orb icon in the Notication tray
To access your Orb, simply go to http://mycast.orb.com from your web browser and use the details you have created to login. You can also do this be right clicking on the Orb icon in the notification tray and selecting "Go to Orb"