Welcome to the TPC Desktop 2015 R1 Support page.
*NOTE: This version is no longer maintained. See information below.
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.
TPC Desktop Documentation – 1/15 – Installs the Learning Guides and other documentation.
Traverse PC PDF – Only 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 Server – Network 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 2015 ‘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. 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 2015:
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.
What kind of computer does it take to run TPC?
Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / 8.1
TPC Desktop 2015 does not support Windows XP or earlier
60 MB hard drive space (with all sample files and documentation installed)
2 GB RAM (32-bit OS), 4GB RAM (64-bit OS)
TPC Desktop can be installed on a network file server, from which network clients can run it, or it can be installed individually on each network client. You’ll find more information in our Licensing Guide.
Traverse PC does not sell a Mac version. However, some of our users successfully run Traverse PC on MacBook Pro’s with Parallel Desktop. Traverse PC does not provide technical support for Macs.
- TPC Desktop 2015 R1 was developed for and has been tested on Windows 8.1, 8, 7 and Vista.
- TPC Desktop 2015 R1 is not supported on Windows 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 Tasks Manager in TPC Desktop 2015 to the TPC On Line section and left-click TPC Desktop 2015 Home.
*NOTE: Because this version was an agile release for TPC Connection members only, we stopped maintaining it when we released TPC Desktop 2015 R2. If you maintained your TPC Connection membership, you should have received an email about the release of TPC Desktop 2016 in January, 2016. If you did not maintain your TPC Connection membership, you can continue to use this version or you can uninstall it and install TPC Desktop 2015 R0 which we still maintain.
Go to the Licensing tab to request a courtesy license.