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Installing & Activating Matlab

These instructions must only be used for the following devices:
  • University owned notebook PC
  • Personally owned desktop or notebook PC

If you have a University owned desktop PC you must contact the IT Helpdesk to arrange for the software to be installed.

Before starting the installation you will need to have a MathWorks account.

Downloading Matlab

  1. Open a web browser and browse to www.mathworks.co.uk
  2. Log in with your MathWorks account and then click on the My Account link from the drop down menu in the top right corner of the page
  3. The My Account page will now be displayed.  From here you can access various resources and log support requests with MathWorks
  4. Click the Download Products button
  5. Follow the prompts to download the version of Matlab you require

Installing Matlab

  1. Once the download is complete you will need to open the folder where you downloaded Matlab and run the installer manually.
  2. Once the installer has loaded select Log in with a MathWorks Account and click Next
  3. Accept the license agreement and then click Next
  4. Enter your MathWorks account details and click Next
  5. Select the 'Total Academic Headcount Campus' license and click Next
  6. Change the installation path if needed and click Next
  7. Select all the toolboxes you require and click Next
  8. Select where you would like shortcuts created and click Next
  9. Click Install
  10. Once the installation is complete you may be prompted about additional configuration steps.  If you wish to use any of the features mentioned take a note of any extra commands you need to run and then click Next
  11. Ensure Activate MATLAB is checked and click Next
  12. Click Next to begin activation
  13. A summary of the activation will be displayed
  14. Click Confirm
  15. Click Finish

Activating Matlab

If you have Matlab installed on a desktop PC and it is prompting you to re-activate the license, please contact the IT Helpdesk for assistance as this means your installation is not correct.

The University Matlab license is renewed each year in May.  This means that your installation will need to be re-activated each year in May also.

  1. Once the license is due to be re-activated you will be prompted to do so when you next launch Matlab.
  2. Select Activate automatically using the Internet and click Next
  3. Enter your MathWorks account details and click Next
  4. Select the 'Total Academic Headcount Campus' license and click Next
  5. A summary of the activation will be displayed
  6. Click Confirm
  7. Click Finish

 

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