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Getting Started

System Requirements

  • A Macintosh capable of running Mac OS X 10.4 or later - now Lion (10.7) compatible.
  • 512 MB RAM or higher recommended.
  • A 2 GB or larger target device, such as an iPod or other external media device.

*NOTE - Installing from physical DVD requires DVD Drive.

(Specifications subject to change without notice.)


TechTool Protogo uses an automated installer to place the TechTool Protogo application and any ancillary files in their proper locations. The installer offers several installation options and these are explained in detail on the TechTool Protogo installation screen.

To install:

  • Insert the TechTool Protogo DVD or mount the installer download file or mount the downloaded image.
  • Double-click on the TechTool Protogo Installer icon.
  • Enter your administrator password when prompted.
  • Read the explanatory text on the installer screens and follow the prompts.

TechTool Protogo will be installed in the Applications folder on the startup volume.

The TechTool Protogo Installer includes an uninstall option. This option is available via a popup menu on the main Install screen. Performing an uninstall will completely remove all the TechTool Protogo components from the current startup volume.

Personalization and Registration

The first time you launch the installed version of TechTool Protogo you will see the program Personalization screen. Simply enter your name, company (if applicable), and serial number in the appropriate fields. Your TechTool Protogo serial number is on a bar code sticker on the inside front cover of the program manual. Your TechTool Protogo serial number will also be required the first time you launch any of the installed versions of TechTool Pro that are included with TechTool Protogo.

You must enter a valid TechTool Protogo serial number in the Personalization screen to launch the program. If you make a mistake and enter an invalid number, the program will beep and not accept it. You can then re-enter the number. If you enter an invalid number several times in succession the program will quit. In that case, verify the number, re-launch the program, and then enter the correct number. When you enter a serial number, the program will check over the network to be sure that number is not in use on another computer. If it is, you will receive a message to that effect. You can then re-enter a different serial number. Additional serial numbers are available for a fee from Micromat Sales ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

When you have completed personalizing TechTool Protogo, a dialog will appear prompting you to register the program. Clicking on the Register button will launch your default browser and connect you to Micromat's website so that you can register. If you purchased a boxed version of TechTool Protogo, please take a moment to register your serial number. It is your proof of ownership of TechTool Protogo. Keep the serial number in a safe place since you may need it when you make future updates or upgrades. If you lose your serial number we may be able to provide it to you if you are registered. In addition, registration is required to receive technical support for TechTool Protogo and the included application programs.

You may register online later if you prefer. To do this, go to and click on the Login/Register link on the top of the page. Fill out and submit the online form and you are done.

NOTE If you purchased TechTool Protogo online at, you are automatically registered at the time of purchase. You do not have to register again.