In SOSx 1.4.1 we are integrating a feature that will auto-upgrade your SOSx
version automatically upon start-up if you are out of date. This way you will
never have to manually upgrade or miss out on new data (that requires a new
version) again! We have also included some really fun new animal migration
datasets including a humpback whale, a loggerhead sea turtle and a great white
These instructions assume you have previously installed
SOSx-setup.exe on the same computer and already registered the
software and that you do not yet have SOSx 1.4.1 — the auto-updating release.
If you have not already done so download the
SOSx-upgrade.exe. If it doesn’t
automatically pop up (this behavior depends on configuration settings of your
computer), open your file browser and look for the file named
SOSx-upgrade.exe. Double-click the
SOSx-upgrade.exe file to launch the installation.
On Windows 10 systems, you might get a popup stating Windows protected
your PC. Clicking More info will show you that
Windows prevented the SOSx upgrade executable you double-clicked from running
and list the publisher as “unknown”. After clicking More
info, a Run anyway button should appear at
the bottom of the dialog. Click Run anyway.
Don’t worry if Windows does not display this dialog, just continue with the
A license agreement will pop up. Read through and click I accept the
agreement and then press Next.
Then you will be asked to select the location you installed the datasets.
Typically, this is located at C:\local-datasets or
D:\local-datasets and then press Next.
Press Next to continue with the installation. This will
begin the process of upgrading SOS Explorer®.
LAV Filters has its own setup program and will install next. Just continue
accepting the default answers until the setup finishes.
Next you’ll see a prompt about completing the setup. You are given the options
to view this instruction manual or check for new data. Once you have selected
what you want, click Finish.
If you selected to view the documentation or check for new data, you will see
windows for those pop up
If you selected modify or review configuration the SOSx Configurator will appear
Double click on the SOS Explorer® icon to run the upgraded application.
Once you have acquired SOS Explorer®, the SOSx team will ship
you a hard disk loaded with the software and content along with set up
directions. You can also find the set-up guide online.
Then, we will walk you through the features and different site configurations
on video teleconference that we’ll schedule together with as many people as you
would like to train. Other helpful guides and video tutorials are available as