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SpinFire Ultimate can be installed using one of the following two sets of files:

  1. .exe - For the typical installation (SpinFire.x64.exe 64bit or SpinFire.x86.exe for 32bit Windows operating systems).
    1. Allows users to choose the language used by the installation wizard.
    2. Upgrades from one version to the next without requiring that the older version be uninstalled.
  2. .msi - For the experienced user who requires more control over the installation process.  
    1. Previous versions must be uninstalled before upgrading with a new .msi.
    2. Supports command line and silent installations.
    3. Should be used for enterprise installations.

NOTE: If not logged in with Administration rights, please right click the executable and "Run as Administrator" to install properly

NOTE: For 11.7.x users with floating licenses, you must install the latest floating license manager that has been available since September 2018.

For organization wide deployment, please see the Enterprise Installations page.

Installation Using the .exe File

The .exe SpinFire Ultimate installation sequence is as follows:

  1. Download the SpinFire.x64.exe installation file if you're on a 64bit Windows Operating System (Start > Search > type System to check if you're 32bit or 64bit)
  2. Navigate to the Windows Downloads folder, right click the executable and "Run as Administrator" on the SpinFire.x64.exe


SpinFire Ultimate does not default to the chosen language if a previous instance was installed.

The language can be set in the Options > Application Settings. See Application Settings.

* For more information on Overriding Installed Fonts see Installing Fonts.

If a valid license file is not found:          


Enterprise and Silent Installations

Note: For Enterprise and Silent installations, the Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 Redistributable should be applied before installing SpinFire Ultimate.

Enterprise and silent installations are straightforward. On the command line, enter:

msiexec.exe /I SpinFire.x64.msi /qn


To uninstall SpinFire Ultimate x86 or x64 with limited UI, enter:

 msiexec.exe /x {F84A911D-FC39-491E-8661-0EE1A8016A91} /qb


The product ID string, {F84A911D-FC39-491E-8661-0EE1A8016A91}, is specific to SpinFire 11.8.2—each version has a unique product ID.

See SpinFire Ultimate Releases for a list of SpinFire Ultimate product IDs. 

Specify the Application Language

To specify which language is used by the application, download two additional files:

  • 1028.mst - Set Chinese (tr) as the default language
  • 1029.mst - Set Czech as the default language 
  • 1031.mst - Set German as the default language
  • 1033.mst - Set English as the default language 
  • 1034.mst - Set Spanish as the default language 
  • 1036.mst - Set French as the default language 
  • 1040.mst - Set Italian as the default language 
  • 1041.mst - Set Japanese as the default language 
  • 1042.mst - Set Korean as the default language 
  • 2052.mst - Set Chinese (sm) as the default language 
  • 2070.mst - Set Portuguese as the default language 


German/1031/de-DE language setting via MSI installer and 1031.mst with suppressed UI.

msiexec.exe /i SpinFire.x64.msi TRANSFORMS=1031.mst /qb

German/1031/de-DE language setting via MSI installer and 1031.mst and no UI (typically used with software distribution tools).

msiexec.exe /i SpinFire.x64.msi TRANSFORMS=1031.mst /qn


When using the command line, the order of the arguments matters. Type the commands exactly as shown.

Updating SpinFire Ultimate

To update SpinFire Ultimate, select Help > Check For Updates.

SpinFire Ultimate checks the Actify website for the latest version of the software. If a new version exists, it is downloaded and installed, and SpinFire Ultimate is automatically restarted.

An organization may want to make the latest update available to their users internally. To do this:

  1. The organization’s system administrator should contact Actify for the update files.
  2. Place the files on a shared local network.
  3. Users must select the Use Custom Updates URL checkbox on the Application Settings page. (This setting overrides the Actify site links.)
  4. Enter the shared network URL in the text field.
  5. Click the Apply Settings button.
  6. Select Help > Check for Updates.

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