Program installation

System requirements

  • PC with Windows XP (with Service Pack 3), Windows Vista, Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or 10; or Windows Server 2003, 2008 and 2012 (all 32-bit and 64-bit versions supported).
  • On Windows versions prior to Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012, support for Excel *.xlsx files additionally requires Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 (a free download from Microsoft).
  • 1024 Mb of memory.
  • 60 Mb free space on the hard disk.

Software installation

  • If you have downloaded MedCalc from the Internet, you should locate the setup file medcalcsetup[32/64].msi on your hard disk and execute (double-click) it.
  • If you have a program CD, locate the setup file medcalcsetup[32/64].msi on the CD and execute it.
  • When installation is complete, you start MedCalc by clicking the Start button and point to Programs, next click MedCalc.

Note: to install MedCalc you must be logged on to your computer with administrator privileges.


When you start MedCalc for the first time a dialog box appears with the following options:

  • Buy now: to connect to the MedCalc web site and order a product key.
  • Enter product key: to enter your user name and product key. You only have to enter your user name and product key once. The next time you start MedCalc, the program will not ask you this information again.
    If you do not have a product key, you can order a MedCalc license online. If you are a registered user and you have lost your product key, use the Recover product key form. Alternatively, you can contact MedCalc software by email: , and we will email you your user name and product key.
  • Free trial: you can run the program, without any feature limitations, during 15 days without registration.

Sample data

At first run, MedCalc creates a folder named "MedCalc" with a subfolder "Sample files" in the "(My) Documents)" map. The "Sample files" folder contains the following MedCalc sample files:

Bland and Altman plot.mc1
Bland Altman multiple observations.mc1
Clustered graphs.mc1
Control chart.mc1
Cox regression - Gallstones.mc1
Data for ROC curve analysis.mc1
Logistic regression.mc1
Meta-analysis Continuous data.mc1
Meta-analysis Odds ratio.mc1
Patients - sample data.mc1
Serial measurements.mc1
Survival curves.mc1

What's new

If you are already familiar with MedCalc, you can read about the latest changes and additions in MedCalc by selecting the option What's new in the MedCalc Help menu.

Updated versions of the manual in PDF format can be downloaded from the MedCalc web site



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