Installing the XXCLONE Package
The Freeware version of XXCLONE is available at XXCLONE's home
page or from a number of third-party web sites in the ZIP format.
Since no other communication to the publisher (Pixelab) will be
made in the course of downloading, you are on your own.
No Email with installation help will be sent to you.
Unlike the Freeware version, the XXCLONE Pro packages (both
for the Test Drive version and a paid-for licensed version)
are prepared individually built-to-order. This practice
is aimed to simplify the installation and maintenance of XXCLONE
at the customer site, especially with multiple installations.
When the ZIP file is unzipped, you will find just one file,
the XXCLONE Installer Program which is typically named like
xclninst_1010.exe (the four digits encode the version number).
It is advised that you keep the installer program at safe place
because this program is always needed for the first-time
installation and subsequent re-installation. Future
updates are also sent in the form of XXCLONE Installer that
contains everything needed for new and repeated installations.
Here's a few facts that may be unique to XXCLONE:
XXCLONE.EXE program file should be kept in the
Windows system directory:
The design of XXCLONE requires that the program file
be kept at the system directory rather than the more
\Program Files\XXCLONE\ directory
(XXCLONE stores only its shortcut icon there).
This design allows for XXCLONE's automated invocation
after a clone operation without relying upon the
contents in the system registry.
XXCLONE.EXE program file is always generated by
the XXCLONE Installer program for the host computer.
Therefore, the first-generation
XXCLONE.EXE file is NOT
portable from one computer to another (with exception of XXCLONE-Pro
with pre-activated package for multiple installations).
You should use the installer program to create the
XXCLONE.EXE file on each computer.
The status of your XXCLONE license is available in
the About dialog box by clicking the About
button in the running XXCLONE program.
XXCLONE-Pro has the following characteristics:
XXCLONE-Pro is sold in the form of a site license with
an explicit limit on the number of installations
(the Host Count). The license fee is based
upon the Host Count and the unit price decreases as the
quantity goes up.
When you install XXCLONE-Pro for the first time on
a computer that has never been installed with XXCLONE-Pro,
the installation procedure includes a Product Activation.
The XXCLONE web server maintains a database of user licenses
with the history of installations (Product Activation). When
an update version is issued to a licensed user, the download
file is custom-built using the most recent activation record
in the database that eliminates the need for repeated Product
A registered user can visit the XXCLONE web page:
and log in with password to review the activation log
of the license.