BLS-2021 Professional Download and Registration Instructions

Thank you for your purchase of BLS-2021 Professional. Here are instructions for Downloading, Installation and Registration.
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DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS

The following are step by step instructions for downloading the software installer(s). Depending on the version of Windows installed on the computer and the Internet web browser used, there will be different options for downloading the software.

Download the BLS-2021 Program Installer using your web browser:

  1.  Open your Internet Web Browser and enter https://www.cdesoftware.com in the address bar. We suggest NOT using Internet Explorer as it is discontinued and is not up to date with the latest web technologies.
  2. Using the website menu, select DOWNLOAD > LEAGUE SOFTWARE
  3. Select the BLS-2021 tab if it is not already selected.
  4. The first installer in the list is the BLS-2021 Software Installer. Click the DOWNLOAD button for that installer.
  5. If prompted for a location to save the program, select DESKTOP.  If a prompt did not appear asking where to save the download, then press CTRL-J on your keyboard to view the browser Downloads Manager. The file name of this installer is BLS2021INSTALLER.EXE. Wait until download has completed before continuing.

     

(OPTIONAL) - Download the BLS-2021 Clipart Installer using your web browser:

  1. On the same page as the BLS-2021 Program Installer, there is the BLS-2021 Clipart Installer. This is not required for operation of BLS.
  2. Click the DOWNLOAD button for that installer.
  3. If prompted for a location to save the program, select DESKTOP.  If a prompt did not appear asking where to save the download, then press CTRL-J on your keyboard to view the browser Downloads Manager. The file name of this installer is BLS2021CLIPARTINSTALLER.EXE. Wait until download has completed before continuing.

     

(OPTIONAL) - Download the Master Bowler Database 2021 using your web browser:

  1. On the same page as the BLS-2021 Program Installer, there is the Master Bowler Database 2021 Installer. This is not required for operation of BLS.
  2. Click the DOWNLOAD button for that installer.
  3. If prompted for a location to save the program, select DESKTOP.  If a prompt did not appear asking where to save the download, then press CTRL-J on your keyboard to view the browser Downloads Manager. The file name of this installer is MBD2021INSTALLER.EXE. Wait until download has completed before continuing.

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

The following are step by step instructions for installing the software using the installer(s) downloaded.

If installing BLS-2021 on the same computer that the installers were downloaded from:

  1. Locate the BLS2021INSTALLER.EXE file downloaded and double-click to begin installation. Note that if your Windows uses different user accounts, you must have Administrator privileges.
  2. Follow the step by step process provided by the installer.
  3. After the installer has completed, repeat the process with the BLS2021CLIPARTINSTALLER.EXE if downloaded.
  4. After the installer has completed, repeat the process with the MBD2021INSTALLER.EXE if downloaded.

     

If installing BLS-2021 on a different computer then from where the installers were downloaded:

  1. Copy the downloaded installers to a USB Flash Drive and take the drive to the computer where the program will be installed.
  2. Locate the BLS2021INSTALLER.EXE file on the flash drive and double-click to begin installation. Note that if your Windows uses different user accounts, you must have Administrator privileges.
  3. Follow the step by step process provided by the installer.
  4. After the installer has completed, repeat the process with the BLS2021CLIPARTINSTALLER.EXE if downloaded.
  5. After the installer has completed, repeat the process with the MBD2021INSTALLER.EXE if downloaded.


REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS

The following are step by step instructions for registering the program.
  1. Install BLS-2021, if not installed.
  2. Open BLS-2021
  3. If you have used a temporary registration code from the Online Store purchase, do the following steps, otherwise continue to step 4.
    1. Select Options > Program Registration > Clear All Registrations
    2. The program should delete the registrations and close. 
    3. Reopen BLS-2021.
  4. A welcome prompt indicating the program is not registered will appear. Click Register Program.
  5. On the right side of the screen will appear four different registration options. Follow the instructions depending on which option you prefer.

Here is an example of the Registration Block:
- - - - - - - Registration Information For BLS-2021 Pro - - - - - - - - -
  PRODUCT NAME: BLS-2021 Pro
  SERIAL NUMBER: 111111
  FIRST NAME: John
  LAST NAME: Doe
  COMPANY: (leave this space blank and do not enter any information)
  REGISTERED TO: Individual
  LEAGUE NAME: (leave this space blank and do not enter any information)
  SCORING SYSTEM: Not an Automatic Scoring Version
  E-MAIL: john@doe.com
  ADDRESS: 123 Main St
  CITY: Any Town
  STATE: WA
  POSTAL CODE: 98765-4321
  COUNTRY: US
  REGISTRATION KEY: NMPRST-VAEES6A1-XC9XCG-7LKWMR-KETELA-FDW1W
  TEMP CODE:
  USE TEMPORARY CODE: NO
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Register using online EZ Registration

This is the easiest method to register the software, however it requires that BLS have access to the Internet. You must have the receipt generated by our internal order system available, which shows “Hi! This is your receipt”. Do not refer to the receipt generated by the online store showing “Online Store Order # xxxxx”, as it does not contain the correct information needed. 
  1. Enter the Order Number and Serial number from the receipt.
  2. Click Get Program Registration Online
  3. A prompt will display indicating if the information is valid or not.
  4. If valid, the information will be displayed. The registration can then be printed for future reference or saved to a file.  When ready to complete, click REGISTER.

Register using File

This is also easy but requires you have saved the entire registration block from the email to a text file. 
  1. Click SELECT FILE and locate the text file containing the registration block.
  2. Select the file and click OPEN
  3. A prompt will display indicating if the information is valid or not.
  4. If valid, the information will be displayed. The registration can then be printed for future reference or saved to a file.  When ready to complete, click REGISTER.

Register using Copy/Paste Method

This is also easy, but requires you have access to the email containing the program registration block or file where you had copied and saved the registration block. 
  1. Locate the email that has the registration block or open the file that contains the information.
  2. Select the entire registration block (From where it says START to where it says FINISH
  3. Using your keyboard, press CTRL and C at the same time or right-click and select COPY
  4. Click the PASTE button on the BLS registration screen. Once the entire information has copied and is displayed, click REGISTER.
  5. A prompt will display indicating if the information is valid or not.
  6. If valid, the information will be displayed. The registration can then be printed for future reference or saved to a file.  When ready to complete, click REGISTER.

Enter Registration Manually

This method requires that the information be entered exactly as the registration block states. It does not matter if information is entered in UPPER or lower case. 
  1. Enter each field as stated in the registration block. If an item is indicated to leave blank, then leave it empty.
  2. The email address and physical address are not required to be exactly entered.
  3. Temporary Registration should be set to NO.