STANDUP 2 (Joking Computer) System Download

What you need before installing STANDUP 2 (The Joking Computer)

(One way on Windows XP to find out which version of Java (JRE) you have is to open the Control Panel, choose Add/Remove Programs, and see which JRE is offered as available for removal).

STANDUP System - SIMPLE mode

If you want to see what STANDUP does, running it in SIMPLE mode will show you. Compared to FULL mode, it is much smaller, much easier to install, and runs quickly. All you need to do is download one ZIP folder (see below), extract all its contents, and run/open the appropriate file; fuller instructions are provided within the ZIP folder.

Version 2.4.15: (November 2010).

PLEASE LEFT-CLICK DIRECTLY ON THE "DOWNLOAD" LINK -- DO NOT RIGHT-CLICK AND SAVE THE LINK.

Windows: This is the "kiosk" version, in which the "Goodbye" button recycles to the start page, without exiting from the software.
Download STANDUP SIMPLE Version 2.4.15K (71 MB)

Windows: This is the "download" version, in which the "Exit" button causes the software to close down. This version is probably more convenient for ordinary home users.
Download STANDUP SIMPLE Version 2.4.15D (71 MB)

(The Installation Guide is inside the download).

STANDUP System - FULL mode

STANDUP FULL mode cannot be installed on its own -- you must have STANDUP SIMPLE mode already installed on your machine before you upgrade to FULL mode.

The upgrade consists of a very large dictionary. The version-numbering for the dictionary (i.e. the upgrade) is still at 1.4, with the second digit ("4") indicating compatibility with STANDUP SIMPLE versions with the same second digit (e.g. 1.4.2 or 2.4.15). Hence, this upgrade is compatible with both STANDUP 1 (see below) and STANDUP 2.

N.B.: If you have the STANDUP FULL upgrade installed and working for STANDUP 1 (e.g. version 1.4.2), that will work correctly as part of STANDUP 2, as it is exactly the same dictionary. In that case, you should NOT download and install the entire upgrade again -- that will just create confusion, and probably stop both STANDUP 1 and STANDUP 2 working! Instead, download the much smaller (tiny) "STANDUP FULL 1 to 2 Upgrade" upgrade below and use that. That will allow you to run STANDUP 1 or STANDUP 2 (i.e. they can exist side-by-side, although it is unwise to run both simultaneously).

To upgrade from STANDUP SIMPLE to STANDUP FULL

Download the ZIP folder below, extract the files and read the instructions contained there.

PLEASE LEFT-CLICK DIRECTLY ON THE "DOWNLOAD" LINK -- DO NOT RIGHT-CLICK AND SAVE THE LINK.

Windows: Download STANDUP FULL Upgrade, Version 1.4 (228 MB)

(The Installation Guide is inside the download).

The FULL upgrade is a large download file, and the installation procedure for the dictionary takes some time and effort by the user. You have been warned.

To upgrade from STANDUP 1 FULL to STANDUP 2 FULL

Download the ZIP folder below, extract the files and read the instructions contained there.

PLEASE LEFT-CLICK DIRECTLY ON THE "DOWNLOAD" LINK -- DO NOT RIGHT-CLICK AND SAVE THE LINK.

Windows: Download STANDUP FULL 1 to 2 Upgrade, Version 2.4.15 (2 KB)

Uninstalling STANDUP

Both the Installation Guides (SIMPLE and FULL) include instructions for removing STANDUP software from your system.

STANDUP 1 vs. STANDUP 2

There was an earlier version of this software. If you are familiar with that older version, then some comparisons between STANDUP 2 (this software) and the older STANDUP 1 system may be helpful. (If you know nothing of STANDUP 1, you can skip this.) The changes are:

Ideally, the best attributes of STANDUP 1 and STANDUP 2 should be merged into some future version which can run in two modes: "classroom" or "kiosk". At present, there are no resources to achieve this.

The background to STANDUP 1 can be found on the original STANDUP 1 project website.