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1. Download & Install: Download and open the ArcGIS Desktop 10.8.1 ISO, close all running applications, then open the ArcGIS_Desktop_1081_175110.exe installer.  Note: Do not open the ISO with a third-party archive utility like 7-Zip, WinZip, or WinRAR.

2. Destination Folder for Files: Click Next.

Select the destination folder for the installation

3. Installation files have been successfully extracted to your computer: Check the Launch the setup program box, then click Close.

Launch the setup program by checking the box and clicking "Close"

4. Welcome to the ArcGIS Desktop Setup program: Click Next.

Welcome message. Click Next

5. Master Agreement: Select I accept the master agreement, then click Next.

Master Agreement. Select "I accept the master agreement" and click "Next"

6. Select Installation Type: Select Complete, then click Next.

Select "Complete" and click "Next"

7. Destination Folder: Click Next.

Destination Folder. Click "Next"

8. Python Destination Folder: Click Next.

Python Destination Folder. Click "Next"

9. Ready to Install the Program: (Optional) Uncheck the Click here to participate in the Esri User Experience Improvement program box, then click Install.

Final install step. Click 'Install'

10. ArcGIS Desktop has been successfully installed: Click Finish.

ArcGIS Desktop 10.8.1 has been successfully installed. Click 'Finish'


1. Download: Download (but do not open) the ArcGISDesktopAdvanced_SingleUse_######.prvc license file.

2. Select a product & Launch the Authorization Wizard for Single Use Products: Select Advanced (ArcInfo) Single Use, then click Authorize Now.

Select a product 'Advanced (ArcInfo) Single Use'

Click 'Authorize Now'

3. Authorization Options: Select I have received an authorization file and am now ready to finish the authorization process, click Browse to select the license file, then click Next.

Select 'I have received an authorization file and am now ready to finish the authorization process' and click 'Browse' and select the license file.

4. Authorization Method: Select Authorize with Esri now using the Internet, then click Next.

Select 'Authorize with Esri now using the Internet' and click 'Next'

5. Authorization Information: Complete the form, then click Next.

Fill out Authorization Information and click 'Next'

6. Authorization Information (continued): Complete the form, then click Next.

Your organization: 'Education-Student'
Your Industry: 'Higher Education'
Yourself: 'Student'

7. Software Authorization Number: Click Next.

Enter the Software Authorization Number

8. Authorize Software Extensions: Select I have authorization number(s) to authorize one or more extensions, then click Next.

Select 'I have authorization number(s) to authorize one or more extensions' and click 'Next'

9. Evaluate Software Extensions: Click Next.

Evaluate Software Extensions
Click 'Next'

10. Authorizing Software: Click Finish.

Authorizing Software
Click 'Finish'

11. ArcGIS Configuration Information: Click OK.

ArcGIS Configuration Information
Click 'OK'
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