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Installation FAQ
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Barry Cohen

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Subject : Installation FAQ
Posted : 6/18/2010 2:09 PM
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Questions Before Install:

1. What operating systems can I install OmniTrader on?

Windows 8, Windows 10, or Windows 11

2. Can I install OmniTrader on a 64 bit system?


3. Will I be able to import my previous settings from an older version of OmniTrader?

Yes. When you first open OmniTrader it will prompt to import your prior settings. You may import whatever settings & files you like. If you need to get to that form again later, in OT click Tools -> Import Prior Settings. This tool only works if the previous version exists on the same machine. If on a different machine you will need to copy files from one machine to the other manually. Use this to help you with the files you need.

**Important for Professional Users: If you are importing any files (Profiles, Strategies, Chart Templates, etc.) that incorporate OmniScripts/VBA code from OmniLanguage, it is very important that you also import the code. When you select OmniScripts in the Import Prior Settings window it will import all your OmniLanguage scripts for you.**

4. Do I need to uninstall my previous version of OmniTrader?

You can if you want, but it is not necessary. Every version of OmniTrader is a separate installation & can coexist with other versions. If you're going to be importing settings (question 3) you may not want to uninstall the earlier version yet.

5. What order should I install each downloadable installation?

a. Install OmniTrader 20##.
b. Open OT, register it (See Question #6), & run the update when asked.
c. In any order: any Plugins (See Question #7) and/or OmniData.
d. Nirvana Club Downloads(only for Club Members):

6. How can I register the program with my CD-Keys?

To register OmniTrader & any additional plugins the CD-Keys must be entered...

6. Upon startup the first time you will be asked to enter your Nirvana ID & Password, then you may click the Get My CD-Keys button. This function will automatically enter all your valid CD-Keys into the program for you. If you ever need to access this function again later to add any new registration keys you may have purchased, click Help -> Registration. The Get My CD-Keys function can be ran there at any time.

7. Where can I install my plugins from?

Any additional plugins you have may be installed one of two ways...

7a. Run the Get My Plugins installation found under the Dashboard. It will allow you to install any plugins you have registered in your account easily. Note that the plugins available from Get My Plugins will not have new plugin installs that have been released since the install was created. For any new plugins please see 7b.

7b. All plugin download links can be found here.

8. Where are the tutorials?

We have many OmniTrader Video Tutorials located on our website...OmniTrader Tutorials

Questions During Install:

9. At the beginning of the installation it asks where I should install OmniTrader to on my drive. Can I change the path?

The first time you install an OT product it will ask you where to install it. It is recommended to use the default path: #:\Program Files\Nirvana\OT20** where # is the drive to be installed on. Do not install OT on just the root drive C:\ or E:\ without the rest of the path. If you have done this please call technical support as this will need to be rectified before you can proceed. Nirvana\OT20## must in the path.

10. I installed OmniTrader & restarted my machine, but there is no OmniTrader icon. What happened?

OmniTrader requires Microsoft .Net to run. If the installation does not detect the correct version of Microsoft .Net, you will be prompted to install it & reboot your machine. Once your system has been restarted, install OmniTrader again from the disk. Now that .Net has completed, the installation for OmniTrader should finish normally.

Questions After Install:

11. When I'm importing files using the startup import function, it asks if I want to overwrite files. Should I click Yes to All, No to All, or something else?

The typical thing to click would be No to All. What that would do is import all files unless they exist in the new version. Take The default strategy Breakout (Stocks) for example. Most would want to make sure they have the default. No to All would not override the defaults. Consequently, Yes to All would override the defaults if you modified them in the prior version.

Errors Opening OT After Install:

12. I open OmniTrader, & it gives me an error 429 / I open OmniTrader & nothing happens.

For OT2013+, go through the steps in this FAQ.

For OT2012 & older, go through the steps in this FAQ.

13. I open OmniTrader, & there is a message behind the splash screen that I cannot read.

Right-click the OT icon on your Desktop & select Properties.

Change the target from:

"C:\Program Files\Nirvana\OT201#\OT201#.exe"


"C:\Program Files\Nirvana\OT201#\OT201#.exe" nosplash

Where # is the version of OmniTrader you have.

Then open OT & you can see what the message says.

13a. If the error says:

FATAL ERROR: "TLIApplication (tlbinfo32.dll) not found! Reinstall the product, or contact technical support!"

Then click Start/Run & enter this exactly:

regsvr32 C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\tlbinf32.dll

It will say succeeded & then OT should open normally.

13b. If the message says something about another company’s software installation:

The software or program the message is referring to did not finish an installation properly. You will need to either put the disk in the drive for that software or program so that it can finish the installation for it or uninstall that software from the Control Panel & then you can reinstall it later at your convenience.

Once that other program is taken care of OT20## will open normally.

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