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How Can I Activate BibleWorks or Modules if Internet Activation Repeatedly Fails or if the Trial Period Has Run Out?
Author: KB Admin Reference Number: AA-02872 Views: 16835 Created: 2012-08-05 19:00 Last Updated: 2016-08-23 14:31 0 Rating/ Voters
Previous BibleWorks executables (the file ending in .exe that runs the BibleWorks program) are incompatible with newer versions of certain commercial antivirus products.  This incompatibility interferes with BibleWorks activation by Internet.  The workaround is to update one's BibleWorks copy to the latest BibleWorks executable, in which a patch for this problem has been included.


If the BibleWorks Activation window indicates you may still run in Trial Mode (see illustration above), please follow these steps:

  1. Click the Run in Trial Mode button shown above.
  2. After BibleWorks finishes starting in Trial Mode, we will update the program EXE. The easiest way to update to this executable through the updates. Click
       Help | BibleWorks on the Internet | Check for Updates
    and follow the instructions there.

If you no longer have the option to Run in Trial Mode, or if updating by Internet doesn't work, please follow the instructions below to accomplish a manual update for the version of BibleWorks that you have.

Instructions for a manual update of BibleWorks.

Manual update for BibleWorks 10 customers:
1. Restart your computer.
2. Download the exe file at this location (right-click on link and choose Save as or Download): http://installupd.bibleworksllc.com/bibleworks1001/bw1000.exe
3. Download the map file at this location (right-click on link and choose Save as or Download): http://installupd.bibleworksllc.com/bibleworks1001/bw1000.map
4. Copy bw1000.exe and bw1000.map to your BibleWorks folder (usually c:\\Program Files (x86)\\BibleWorks 10 or c:\\Program Files\\BibleWorks 10).
5. Run BibleWorks 10.

Manual update for BibleWorks 9 customers:
1. Restart your computer.
2. Download the zip file at this location: http://www.bibleworks.com/support/et7br/bw900upd.zip
3. Right click on the zip file and copy bw900.exe and bw900.map to your BibleWorks folder (usually c:\\Program Files (x86)\\BibleWorks 9 or c:\\Program Files\\BibleWorks 9).
4. Run BibleWorks 9.


Manual update for Bibleworks 8 customers:
1. Restart your computer.
2. Download the zip file at this location:
http://www.bibleworks.com/support/et7br/bw800upd.zip
3. Right click on the zip file and copy bw800.exe and bw800.map to your BibleWorks folder (usually c:\\Program Files (x86)\\BibleWorks 8 or c:\\Program Files\\BibleWorks 8).
4. Run BibleWorks 8.

After updating the executable, whether by Internet or manually, visit File | Activate Database to activate the BibleWorks product.

Last updated: MT/August 23, 2016