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Install This Support Package on Other Computers

You can download a support package to one computer, and then install it on other computers. Using this approach, you can:

  • Save time when installing support packages on multiple computers.

  • Install support packages on computers that are not connected to the Internet.

Before starting, select a computer to use for downloading. This computer must have the same base product license and platform as the computers upon which you are installing the support package. For example, suppose you want to install a Simulink® support package on a group of computers that are running 64-bit Windows®. To do so, you must first download the support package using a computer that has a Simulink license and is running 64-bit Windows.

Download the support package to one computer:

  1. In the MATLAB® Command Window, enter supportPackageInstaller.

  2. In Support Package Installer, on the Select an action screen, choose Download from Internet. Click Next.

  3. On the following screen, select the support package to download.

    Verify the path of the Download folder. For example, C:\MATLAB\SupportPackages\R2013b\downloads.

  4. Follow the instructions provided by Support Package Installer to complete the download process.

    This action creates a subfolder within the Download folder that contains the files required for each support package.

  5. Make the new folder available to for installation on other computers. For example, you can share the folder on the network, or copy the folder to portable media, such as a USB flash drive.

    Note:   Some support packages require you to install third-party software. If so, also make the third-party software available for installation on the other computers.

Install the support package on the other computers:

  1. Run Support Package Installer on the other computer or computers.

  2. On the Install or update support package screen, select the Folder option.

  3. Click Browse to specify the location of the support package folder on the network or portable media.

  4. Follow the instructions provided by Support Package Installer to complete the installation process.

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