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Folding@Home GUI Install

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This short guide shows you how to install the GUI (Graphical) version of Folding@Home, and to set it up so you can joing The DVF Grim Rippers Folding Team.


Step 1

Go to the official Folding@Home download page and download the Windows 2000/XP/Vista or 98/Me Graphical client installer. Run the installer and proceed with the installation. When you get to the following screen, type in the username you wish to use on the Folding@Home network (or you can make it blank to be anonymous).

Folding@Home Install: Enter your username

Continue with the installation until it has been completed, and a Start Menu folder has been created for you.

Step 2

By default, the Folding@Home installer will put a shortcut to the Folding@Home GUI client in your "Startup" Start menu folder, to launch the application automatically upon start up. You can keep this shortcut there, or delete it if you wish to launch Folding@Home manually.

Folding@Home shortcut in the Windows Startup folder

Step 3

Locate the Folding@Home folder in your Start Menu, and start the Folding@Home client. The client will place a tray icon, and you can right click on this tray icon to see the client options. Right click on the tray icon and select "Configure".

Folding@Home: Right click menu

Step 4

In the "User" section of the configuration window, you can change your username if you wish (or leave it blank to be anonymous). If you want to join The DVF Grim Ripper team, enter the team's number here (circled in red in the sceenshot, team number 51205).

Folding@Home Configuration: User Details