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Baofeng Programming Software

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Attempted to download chirp software on my windows 10 PC for my BF-F8HP Baofeng, But every time I tried to download it my computer is telling me that this type of software could damage my radio is there another type of software I can use or what am I doing wrong, I know it’s the correct software it’s chirp home which was recommended and it’s telling me that my security on my windows 10 is blocking it
 

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Attempted to download chirp software on my windows 10 PC for my BF-F8HP Baofeng, But every time I tried to download it my computer is telling me that this type of software could damage my radio is there another type of software I can use or what am I doing wrong, I know it’s the correct software it’s chirp home which was recommended and it’s telling me that my security on my windows 10 is blocking it
If it is the blue box coming up with that message. Click on more details and click run anyway.
 

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If it is the blue box coming up with that message. Click on more details and click run anyway.
I have Windows 10 is there a video out there to help me open this , I am able to download load and install to desktop, but I could be getting there in a wrong direction it never lets me open instead it tells me the shortcut is not working
 

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I have Windows 10 is there a video out there to help me open this , I am able to download load and install to desktop, but I could be getting there in a wrong direction it never lets me open instead it tells me the shortcut is not working
Did you run the installer after you downloaded it?
 

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Yes it said complete
What said complete? You double-clicked on the downloaded file and went through all the dialogs? If so, then "Chirp" should be in your Start Menu. Or did your browser tell you that the download was complete?

The file you download is NOT the actual Chirp software; it's the installer for Chirp.

I just downloaded and installed the latest version this morning (on a Windows 10 machine) and had no issues.
 

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What said complete? You double-clicked on the downloaded file and went through all the dialogs? If so, then "Chirp" should be in your Start Menu. Or did your browser tell you that the download was complete?

The file you download is NOT the actual Chirp software; it's the installer for Chirp.

I just downloaded and installed the latest version this morning (on a Windows 10 machine) and had no issues.
It is in my start menu, and working great just finished programming, I just cannot figure out how to move it to my desk top !!!
 

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I have Windows 10 also
Personally I'd either "Pin to Start" or pin it to your taskbar. Either of those options can be accessed if you go into your start menu and right-click on the Icon.

If you really want it on your desktop then you need to navigate down to where the program is installed, which is probably here:

C:\Program Files (x86)\CHIRP

Right-click on the executable (chirpw.exe) and select "Create Shortcut". You will probably get a dialog box that asks if you want to create the shortcut on the desktop. If you don't, then a shortcut will be created in that folder and you can move it to the desktop. You don't want to move the executable out of its directory; make a shortcut instead.
 

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It is in my start menu, and working great just finished programming, I just cannot figure out how to move it to my desk top !!!
In your start menu... just click and hold on the menu item and drag it to the desktop. That will place a short cut to that menu item on your desk top.

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In your start menu... just click and hold on the menu item and drag it to the desktop. That will place a short cut to that menu item on your desk top.
They say that any day that you learn something is a good day. It's a good day for me!
 

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Personally I'd either "Pin to Start" or pin it to your taskbar. Either of those options can be accessed if you go into your start menu and right-click on the Icon.

If you really want it on your desktop then you need to navigate down to where the program is installed, which is probably here:

C:\Program Files (x86)\CHIRP

Right-click on the executable (chirpw.exe) and select "Create Shortcut". You will probably get a dialog box that asks if you want to create the shortcut on the desktop. If you don't, then a shortcut will be created in that folder and you can move it to the desktop. You don't want to move the executable out of its directory; make a shortcut instead.
Thankyou big help
 
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