This section will provide a walkthrough for moving MicroBiz to a new computer. The walkthrough will cover updating the most commonly used module, “Standard Retail Business.” If updating a different module, just choose the desired option from the installation menu.

Each installation type has the four options shown below:

  • Single User / Standalone should be used for a single instance of the MicroBiz System

  • Sub Station - Client Installation is used for multiple PC setups for all but one of the computers (you still need one, the “server,” to be installed as Central Station - Server Installation).

  • Central Station - Server Installation is used for your main PC where your data will reside. All sub station computers look to this for its Business Data.

  • Demo Installation is used when you are only installing MicroBiz as a Demo on one station. Each Sub Station would still require the installation of the Sub Station - Client Installation.

  1. Copy your existing installation from the old computer:
    1. Open MicroBiz on the old computer so we can locate the MicroBiz installation.
    2. Go to Management | Customize | Windows Settings. Write down the system files path and close out of MicroBiz.
    3. Open Computer and browse to the location of the system file path. Make a copy of the Bizwin and Business folders to either a flash drive or CD.

  2. Prepare the new computer and transfer your data:
    1. On the new computer, browse Program Files or Program Files (x86) for 64 bit operating systems.
    2. Click on new folder at the top of the Computer screen and then type MicroBiz and click enter.
    3. Open the MicroBiz folder. Your address bar should look like this:

    4. Paste the Business folder you copied from the old computer into this folder.

  3. Launch the MicroBiz installer by running the setup file that was downloaded from Click Run on the Windows security screen.

  4. Click Yes for brand new installation.

  5. Click Next on the "Install - MicroBiz for Windows" Screen.

  6. Choose the desired installation type from the list. This walkthrough is covering option 1 for a standard retail business. Click the Next button to continue.

  7. Select the installation role from the list. Select the Central Station - Server Installation on your "main" computer and run the Sub Station - Client installation on the "workstation" computers. Click the Next button to continue.

  8. Check over the settings and make sure everything is correct before clicking Install to continue. Make sure that it has selected the correct system and local installation folders for your current installation of MicroBiz. The install process will start after clicking Install.

  9. Click Finish to launch MicroBiz.

  10. The system will prepare your data files for the first time with a “Reindex/Clean & Pack” routine. This process will only happen on the main/ server machine. Once complete, click OK to continue.

  11. You will most likely have to install the Keyblock driver at this point. If a message such as the one below appears, click on the Yes button. If not, proceed to step 15.
    1. Without the use of a Keyblock, the system will only be accessible in “Demo mode” (if accessible at all).

  12. Once the Sentinel Protection Installer has loaded, click on the Next button to continue.

  13. You must agree to the License Agreement to proceed. When ready, click on “I accept...” and then the Next button to continue.

  14. Choose “Complete” and click on the Next button.

  15. Click on the Install button.

  16. If firewall software is detected, you may be prompted with the screen shown below. It is recommended that you choose Yes here.

  17. Once the Keyblock driver installation is complete, click on the Finish button to proceed.

  18. If prompted with the message about your driver installation after clicking Finish, choose OK.

  19. MicroBiz should now be opened for the first time, and your Keyblock data should be displayed. Click on OK to start using MicroBiz!