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Installing EndNote for Windows

Windows Instructions

Uninstalling Previous Versions of EndNote


Windows Vista and Windows 7 Instructions

  2. Scroll down and click on ENDNOTE.
  3. Click UNINSTALL. You may need to click YES and ALLOW, if asked to confirm.
  4. Wait for the process to finish. Then, close the Uninstall or Change a Program window.


Installing EndNote X7 on Windows Vista or Windows 7

  1. Log into the Web portal.
  2. In the menu on the right side of the page, click the TECHNOLOGY link and select DOWNLOAD SOFTWARE.
  3. Click on the ENDNOTE X7 (WINDOWS VERSION) link.
  4. Save the ENDNOTEX7.EXE file to your computer's hard drive. By default, your browser will usually be configured to store downloaded files either on your desktop or in a folder called Downloads.
  5. Double-click the ENDNOTEX7.EXE file to begin the installation. Click RUN if prompted.
  6. Click NEXT to continue. If prompted, click ALLOW.
  7. Click the I AGREE button to accept the terms of the license agreement.
  8. The installation will begin and may take several minutes.

    EndNote X5 Setup window

  9. Click FINISH.
  10. Delete the installation file by selecting it and pressing the DELETE key.

Checking for updates after installing EndNote

  1. While connected to the Internet, launch the program by clicking START, PROGRAMS, ENDNOTE, and ENDNOTE PROGRAM. Click CANCEL on the EndNote Web window.
  2. Click CLOSE and NO in the Getting Started with EndNote window.
  3. Click HELP and ENDNOTE PROGRAM UPDATES. If prompted, click ALLOW.
  4. Click NEXT. Click OK if the program is up to date, or NEXT to download updates if they are available. Click FINISH.
  5. If there were updates to install, the Update Wizard appears. Close the main EndNote window if still open.
  6. Click NEXT three times to install the updates.

Please contact the IT Help Desk at 202-885-2550,, or AskAmericanUHelp for assistance.