Installation Considerations

Applies to TestComplete 14.80, last modified on April 15, 2021

Before you install TestComplete, make sure that the following requirements are met:

  • The computer where you are going to install TestComplete meets the hardware and software requirements described in System Requirements.

  • Your user account has the necessary permissions described in User Permissions.

  • TestComplete is installed in the “all users” mode. That is, after installation it will be available to all the users on your computer, not only to the user who installed it.

TestComplete 14 can be successfully installed and used on a computer where TestComplete 11 or earlier is installed, and the installation program does not upgrade existing installations of earlier TestComplete versions to TestComplete 14. If you have a previous version of TestComplete installed, consider whether you want to upgrade it to TestComplete 14 or install TestComplete 14 side-by-side:

  • If you want to upgrade to TestComplete 14 from an earlier version, you need to uninstall the old version first. See Uninstalling TestComplete.

    Before uninstalling the old version, you can save your customized TestComplete settings and restore them after you install a new version. For more information, see Exporting and Importing Custom User Settings.

  • If you want to install TestComplete 14 side-by-side with a previous version, no additional preparations are required.

Test projects created in TestComplete 11 and 10 will work with TestComplete 14 with little or no changes. Tests created in TestComplete 9 or earlier may need additional migration operations performed (see Migrating Projects Created in Earlier Versions to TestComplete 14). However, test projects created or modified in TestComplete 14 are incompatible with earlier versions.

User Permissions

You must have administrator permissions to install, change, repair or uninstall TestComplete. You must be logged on as Administrator or belong to the Administrators group on the computer.

If you install TestComplete from a network share, you must use a domain account that has the read and execute permissions on that share.

Preparing for Testing Android Applications

To test Android applications with TestComplete, you need to install Java Runtime Environment and the Android SDK on all the computers where you will create and run mobile tests.

The TestComplete installation wizard asks you to specify the path to the Android SDK and Java runtime modules. We recommend that you install them before installing TestComplete.

To learn more about testing Android applications requirements, see Preparing for Testing Android Applications (Legacy).

See Also

Installing TestComplete
System Requirements

Download TestComplete Installation Guide

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TestComplete Installation Guide

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