Install On USB Thumb Drive
(Short Form)

To install orbs on a USB thumb drive, complete the following steps:

  1. Insert the drive into your computer's USB port.
  2. Open Windows Explorer to locate the drive.
  3. Find the orb download. Note: this is covered in detail elsewhere.
  4. Use the download to install the orb on the drive.
  5. Removing a thumb drive from the computer

Insert the Drive into a USB Port.

  1. Note where the plastic connector is located inside your computer USB socket. It often occupies the top half of the socket.
  2. Remove the cap from your USB thumb drive and look down into the plug connector. Rotate the thumb drive until the plastic connector inside the plug is in the opposite position compared to the computer socket.
  3. Gently insert the USB thumb drive connector plug into the USB socket. There should be minimal resistance if the plug is correctly aligned (1).

Figure 3 - Thumb drive inserted.

Locate the Drive

1) Locate the Windows Start button on your Windows desktop (Figure 4).

Figure 4 - Windows Start button.

2) Place your mouse cursor over the Start button and click once with your right mouse button. You should see the small menu shown in Figure 5.

Figure 5 - Open Windows Explorer.

3) Place the mouse cursor on Open Windows Explorer and click once with the left mouse button. Windows Explorer opens in a new window similar that shown in Figure 6.

Figure 6 - Locating the drive letter.

4) Use the vertical scroll bar on the left side of the Explorer window to locate the drive under the heading, Computer. Figure 6 shows that Windows refers to this particular drive by the manufacturer's name (KINGSTON) and has assigned F: to its drive letter. The thumb drive is now recognised by Windows and can be used to store, retrieve or run programs just like a computer hard drive.

5) Record the letter Windows has assigned to your thumb drive.

Find the Orb Download

This is covered in detail elsewhere. See the Find the download tech skill.

Install the Orb from the Download

1) Locate the downloaded orb exe file (Figure 7)

2) Place the mouse cursor over the file name and rapidly click twice with the left mouse button.

3) Depending on your Windows security settings, you may now see a user account control warning asking you if you want to allow the program to make changes to the computer. Place your cursor over the Yes button and click once with the left mouse button.

4) The orb setup wizard starts with a Welcome window. Place the mouse cursor on Next and click once with the left mouse button (Figure 8).

Figure 8 - Setup Welcome screen.

5) The Licence Agreement window now opens. To proceed with the installation, click I accept the agreement using the left mouse button then click Next with the left mouse button (Figure 9).

Figure 9 - License Agreement

6) Change the letter C to the letter Windows assigned to your thumb drive. Delete only the letter C by first placing the mouse cursor immediately to the right of it (Figure 10).

Figure 10 - Select C

7) Next delete the letter C by pressing the backspace key (.) once (Figure 11)

Figure 11 - Delete C

8) Once you have deleted C, type the letter Windows assigned to your thumb drive (Figure 12).

Figure 12 - Type your drive letter.

9) When you have changed the drive letter to correspond to your thumb drive, click Next with your left mouse button. Note: Do not make any other changes to the name of the destination folder. (Figure 13).

Figure 13 - Finish application folder selection.

10) The Select Programs Menu Folder window now appears (Figure 14).

  • Uncheck the Create shortcuts on the Desktop by clicking it using the left mouse button.
  • Check the Don't create a Program Group box.

Figure 14 - Deselect shortcuts.

11) The window shown in Figure 15 shows that the program is installing on your thumb drive. This may take several minutes and now is a good time to take a break while you leave the program to install.

Figure 15 - Installation progress window.

12) After installation, the orb is launched by default when you click Finish. Uncheck the Launch (Orb) box by clicking on it using the left mouse button, to prevent launch. End the installation by clicking on Finish using the left mouse button.

Figure 16 -Finishing the installation.

13) After installing an orb you may see the installation warning shown in Figure 17. It is normally of no concern. Place the cursor on This program installed correctly and click with the left mouse button to close the window.

Figure 17 - Installation warning.

Removing the Thumb Drive

It is good practice to allow Windows to safely disconnect before removing USB devices like thumb drives from your computer.

1) Locate the hidden icons triangle on the bottom right side of your desktop (Figure 18) and click it once with the left mouse button.

2) You should see a small window containing different icons. Click on the USB plug icon shown in Figure 18 with either the left or right mouse button.

Figure 18 - Safely remove hardware.

3) Figure 19 shows a menu listing the USB devices attached to your computer. Place the mouse cursor over the name of your thumb drive and click with the left mouse button.

Figure 19 - Select your drive.

4) It is safe to remove your thumb drive when you see the message shown in Figure 20. Remove the thumb drive and replace the cap over the connector.

Figure 20 - Safe message.