Installation Problems on Windows

If you want to download the KNIME installer or self-extractor for Windows you might experience some difficulty because of the Microsoft SmartScreen filter which was introduced with Internet Explorer 9 and Windows 8. It tries to prevent the user from installing malicious software. The SmartScreen software declares all executables as potentially dangerous until they have built up a “reputation” with Microsoft. The reputation depends on various criteria which we cannot influence. We hope that we will have gained enough reputation soon so that you can use the new installer much easier.

For additional information about Microsoft SmartScreen go to the SmartScreen FAQ.

If you have problems downloading KNIME with Internet Explorer 9 or later refer to the download information section at the bottom of this page.

Installing KNIME on Windows 8

Standard user

If you install KNIME as a standard user you might see the following SmartScreen warning.

In order to proceed with the installation enter the password of an administrator account and click the "Run anyway" button.

Administrator

If you install KNIME as an administrator you might see the following SmartScreen warning.

Windows 8 administrator SmartScreen dialog page 1

To start the installation click on the "More info" text which opens the following page

Windows 8 administrator SmartScreen dialog page 2

where you click on the "Run anyway" button in order to proceed.

Downloading KNIME using Internet Explorer 9 or later

Windows 7

If you see the following SmartScreen warning in your Internet Explorer

Windows 7 SmartScreen warning

click on the "Actions" button to open the following dialog.

Windows 7 SmartScreen actions

In order to proceed with the installation select the "Run anyway" option.

Windows 8

If you see the following SmartScreen warning in your Internet Explorer

Windows 8 SmartScreen warning

click on the "Run" button to start the installation process.