Installing Matlab on Student Owned Computer

This HowTo is for student owned computers only. UVM owned or faculty or staff owned computers must use the license and installation instructions for institutional computers.

Directions for Mac and Windows are very similar.

Overview

There are 5 tasks to complete in order to get Matlab running on your personal computer.
  1. Create Mathworks account (5 minutes)
  2. Associate your Mathworks account with our license (2 minutes)
  3. Download Matlab install program files (10 minutes)
    This step does not actually download Matlab, only the files needed for the installation program.
  4. Download and Install Matlab (1 - 2 hours)
  5. Activate Matlab (2 minutes)
This document will take you through all 5 tasks. You need not do all 5 tasks at once, but if you start one section you should finish it.

Create Mathworks Account (5 minutes)

  1. Go to www.mathworks.com
  2. Click on "Create Account" in upper right


  3. This will take you to a form, fill out all necessary fields making sure to:
    1. use your UVM email address -- you must do this to associate with our license later


    2. For the field "How will you use Mathworks Software", you must pick "Academic use(including campus/site license use)"


    Click on Continue
  4. If you want to tell the Mathworks about your interests, do it here. Click Continue
  5. At this point, the Mathworks will send an email to the address you listed requiring that you click on a link to verify the address.
    1. When you receive the email, click on the link to verify the email address
    2. When the window pops up saying you have been verified, go back to the window where you created the account and
    Click on Continue
You have now successfully created the account.
If you wish to stop now, come back to this point in the directions when you resume

Associate Account with UVM License (2 minutes)

If you have the same window open from creating the account, skip to step 3
  1. Go to www.mathworks.com
  2. If not logged in, in the upper right, click on Log In
  3. In upper right click on My Account


  4. Click on Manage Licenses on left-hand pane


  5. Click on Add License


  6. In the popup window, pick Activation Key


  7. Enter the Activation Key and click Continue
    The Activation Key can be retrieved here.


  8. Click done.
You have finished associating your account with UVM's license.
If you wish to stop now, come back to this point in the directions when you resume.

Download Matlab install program (10 minutes)

If you have the same window open from associating your account, skip to step 5.
  1. Go to www.mathworks.com
  2. If not already logged in, click on Log In on upper right of page.
  3. In upper right, click on My Account


  4. Go to left-hand pane and click on Manage Licenses


  5. Click on Download Products


  6. click on R2014a


  7. On some systems a window will pop up asking for the platform type. Some systems will autodetect this.
  8. A window will pop up, click on Save File (pay attention to where it gets saved, you'll need that info)


You have now downloaded the install files. You may proceed to Download and Install Matlab

Download and Install Matlab (1 - 2 hours)

  1. Go to where you saved the downloaded installation file and run it
    On Windows this will unzip the install files and AUTOMATICALLY run Setup.
    This takes anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes.
    On a Mac this will only unzip the install files. Once unzipped, navigate into the unzipped folder and double click on InstallForMacOSX.
  2. A Matlab install window will pop up, click on "Log in with a Mathworks Account"
    The program will connect to the Mathworks site (but not log in yet)
  3. Accept the agreement
  4. Enter your Mathworks email address and password (now the program will now log you in)
  5. Highlight license #, click Next


  6. Accept default place to install Matlab, click Next
  7. Accept default list of products and toolboxes to install, click Next
  8. Decide what shortcuts to install, click Next


  9. Review information, click Install


    The install program will now download Matlab and install it. This can take anywhere from a few minutes to a couple of hours. You need not be present, but your computer needs to remain connected to the internet.

  10. The install program will show some info about a compiler, click on Next after you've read it.
Once Matlab has been installed you are ready for the last step -- Activate Matlab
If you wish to stop now, you can get to the Activation screen later by simply starting Matlab

Activate Matlab as continuation of Download and Install Matlab (2 minutes)

(If you are doing the Activation as part of starting Matlab for the first time, skip to the next section.)
  1. Click on Activate
  2. Click on Next
  3. Enter Activation Key and click on Next
    The Activation Key can be retrieved here.
  4. Enter the username that you usually use to log in to this computer.
    (Matlab must be activated for each account that uses it on each computer.)
  5. Confirm the selection -- click on Confirm

Done!!!

If you didn't Activate Matlab as part of the install but are doing it now, read on.

Activate Matlab as part of running Matlab for the first time (2 minutes)

  1. Pick "Activate automatically using the Internet (recommended)", click on Next
  2. Click on "Log in to my MathWorks Account", enter the email address and password you registered, click on Next
  3. Select License #, click on Next
  4. Enter the Activation Key, click on Next
    The Activation Key can be retrieved here.
  5. Enter the username you usually use to log in to this computer -- click on Next
    (Matlab must be activated for each account that uses it on each computer.)
  6. Confirm the selection, click on Confirm
  7. Click Finish

Done!