System Requirements

Windows 7 & 8 (32-bit), Vista, Windows XP, 2000, NT4 and 95+

However, Five Finger Typist can run under 64-bit Windows 7 & 8
although it is a 32-bit program. 64-bit Windows 7 & 8 comes with
the WOW64 emulator and this can be used to run Five Finger Typist.
How to do this is explained below.

Mac OS 10.3 and later (including Mac OS 10.8 Mountain Lion) running
on both Intel and PowerPC processors.
Upgrading of Five Finger Typist to Version 2.2 for Macintosh hasn't
been completed. Version 1.71 for Macintosh doesn't include the
features under the "Customise" menu item in the Windows version.


Do not try to run the installation program "SetupFFT.EXE" that is on
the Five Finger Typist CD. This is a 32-bit program and won't run on
64-bit Windows 7 & 8. The following steps are the way to get Five
Finger Typist running on 64-bit Windows 7 & 8:

i) Insert the CD in the CD drive. Double click on the desktop icon
with the name "Computer". You will see the computer's hard
disk (C drive), the CD drive and other components of your computer.

ii) Double click on the CD drive and you will see the contents of
the Five Finger Typist CD. You will see a folder named "Run from CD".
Double click on this folder and you will see the Five Finger Typist
program "FFTYPE.EXE".

iii) Double click on the desktop icon "Computer" again. This time
double click on the C drive to see its contents. You will see a
folder "Program Files (x86)". This is the folder where all 32 bit
programs are stored and run from. Double click on
"Program Files (x86)". Create a new folder, called SoftDawn, in
Program Files (x86) by selecting the "Create new folder" menu item.
Then click on the name and type "SoftDawn" (without the quotes).

iv) Rearrange the positions of the C drive window and the
Five Finger Typist CD window so you can drag the FFTYPE.EXE program
into the new SoftDawn folder. Click on FFTYPE.EXE and put it in
the SoftDawn folder.

v) Double click on the SoftDawn folder to open it. Double click on
FFTYPE.EXE and the program will run. You can then follow the prompts
in the main window or refer to the User Manual. Happy keyboarding!

vi) As explained in the User Manual you can save the lesson number
and other program settings to a progress document which you save in
the SoftDawn folder. You can then start Five Finger Typist from this
progress document and the program will open at the same lesson and
with your previously chosen settings. You can create a shortcut
(a desktop icon) to this progress document (and/or the Five Finger
Typist program) and start each session from the shortcut.