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Hallways 5 Demo 

If you're interested in using Hallways 5 to track student progress and appointments, try out Hallways 5 Demo.

There's no obligation to buy: just check it out and see how Hallways works. Students, appointments, and action plans have already been added for you.

Hallways 5 is available in 64-bit and 32-bit versions.




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Hallways 5 Demo has the full functionality of the purchased version of Hallways 5, with a 30-day trial limit. Students and appointments have been input so you have a chance to see what reports look like.

If you try out the demo and like what you see, let us know. We'll provide you with "clean" databases so you can start entering your own school and student information. Information entered into the Hallways 5 Demo will transfer to the full version, so you can use the Demo version to get a start on your school year.

System Requirements

Computer and Processor: 500 MHz

Memory (RAM): 512 MB

Hard Disk: 3 GB

Display: 1366 x 768

Windows Version: XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1

You must have administrator privileges on your computer to run Hallways 5.

Hallways 5 requires Microsoft Access 2010 (SP2). If you do not have Microsoft Access 2010, you will be prompted to download it directly from Microsoft.

Download and Installation Instructions

Download the appropriate zip folder below.

Locate the downloaded folder. Click "Extract All Files." You can use the suggested location for the extracted files; you just need to know where they are.

Locate the setup file in the extracted folder, and double-click it to start the setup process.

Download the 32-bit version if:

You're already using Hallways 4, or

You have a 32-bit computer, or

You want to try Hallways on a tablet than runs a 32-bit version of Windows


Download the 64-bit version if:

You want to try out Hallways 5 on a 64-bit desktop or laptop, and

You're not already using a previous version of Hallways


BEFORE you can run Hallways 5, you'll need to make sure that you have Access 2010 Service Pack 2 installed.

You will be prompted to download Microsoft Access 2010 Runtime during installation if you do not already have it installed.

Once it's installed, open Microsoft Access 2010

Under the File Tab, click Help, then click Additional Version and Copyright Information. View Example >>

If you do not have Access 2010 Service Pack 2 installed, Hallways 5 will not run on your computer. Use Control Panel > Windows Updates to get the latest updates and Service Pack 2.

If you have SP2 installed, you're ready to download and install Hallways 5. If not, you'll need to install the updates before starting the Hallways 5 Demo.



Installing Updates for Access 2010 Runtime

In Control Panel, click Windows Update. In the Updates window, click Change Settings. You’ll see a window similar to the one below. Make sure that the “Give me updates for other Microsoft products when I update Windows” box is checked, then click “OK.”

Now, click “Check for Updates.” You will be prompted to get the latest updates for Microsoft Access 2010. Choose to install the updates, and restart your computer when prompted.

Congratulations! You’ve now completed the Hallways 5 installation, and are ready to start the program.


Starting Hallways

Under the Start menu, select Programs> Hallways 5 to begin.

Depending on your computer’s security settings, you may see the following:

Click Open to continue. There are no issues with Hallways that will adversely affect your computer. This is a standard Windows security warning.


If you receive this security warning when opening Hallways, click Enable Content. This message will only appear once.

The initial password for Hallways is "school" without the quotation marks. The Hallways 5 Manual included in your download contains more information about starting and using Hallways 5.




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