Welcome to the TPC Desktop 2013 R1 Support page.

*NOTE: This version is no longer maintained. See information below.


TPC Desktop 2013_R1 – 1/13/14 (v13.1.011314) (Final Version). Installs a new copy. See Readme.txt.

  • Note: You do not need to uninstall any previous versions of TPC Desktop to install this update. 
  • Note: The version number we list here is the version number you can find inside Traverse PC. You can find it by going to the TPC License section of the Tasks Manager or by choosing Help | About TPC Desktop. (The version number you see in the Windows Control Panel Programs and Features is not the same thing.)

TPC Desktop 2013_R1 Documentation – 1/14 – Installs the Learning Guides and other documentation.

Traverse PC PDFOnly Needed if Not Already Installed – our own PDF driver. Save the zip file, extract all files and then run the RunSetup.exe file to install.

Note: You do not need to install this if you already have the Traverse PC PDF driver installed.

License ServerNetwork Licenses Only – If you are managing a TPC Network license, download, unzip and install the NLS (Network License Server) programs described in the Licensing Guide You can also download the License Server Tools

TPC Desktop 2013_R1 ‘Hot Fixes’ Only Needed if Instructed by TPC Technical Support – Includes any technical support issues that may have been recently resolved and new features that have been added for testing. You should uninstall your current version of TPC Desktop 2013 before installing. See Readme.txt for details.



Traverse PC’s License Agreement has always stated that licensees are limited to two computers such as office and home or office and field and that agreement has not changed. What changed in TPC Desktop 2011 is that the installation keys we provide allow the program to run on a single computer only (or on a specific number of computers in the case of multi-user licenses). Users now have to request a second installation key to validate the program on a second computer.

Prior to TPC Desktop 2011, the licensee could install the program on as many computers as they chose to and the program would run. When we found out that a licensee was violating the license agreement, we informed them that they were in violation of the agreement and gently tried to persuade them to honor it. We then left it on the honor system for compliance. With TPC Desktop 2011 and forward, we are no longer leaving it on the honor system and have instituted a new validation routine to limit software piracy.

For more information on licensing TPC Desktop 2013:

You can request a courtesy license so that you can install Traverse PC on a second computer (home computer, laptop you take into the field, etc.). You can then run Traverse PC on either computer as needed. But remember, this is a single user license. Allowing two people to run a single user license of Traverse PC on two computers at the same time is a violation of the license agreement.


  • TPC Desktop 2013 was developed for and has been tested on Windows 8, 7, Vista and XP.
  • This page is not linked within the TPC website. To return to this page later, add this page to your browser’s Favorites or go to the bottom of the Task Manager in TPC Desktop 2013 to the TPC On Line section and left-click TPC Desktop 2013 Home.

*NOTE: With the release of TPC Desktop 2016, we no longer maintain TPC Desktop 2013. Our policy is to maintain the prior two releases of TPC Desktop.

Go to the Licensing tab to request a courtesy license.