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Last updated 12/04/2023

This documentation will explain how to install and open your Five Desktop account to start developing in Five.

Supported Versions
  • Windows 10
  • Windows 11

Strongly Recommended
If you have a previous version of Five installed, it is strongly recommended to backup your applications to avoid schema and data loss before installing your new version of Five.

Download Your Five Desktop Account

1. Download a free version of Five from

2. Click the Download button.

Download Button
Figure 1 - Download button

Please wait while Five Desktop downloads, this may take a short time.

3. Locate the Five_Desktop_Installer-2.1exe file in your Downloads folder.

4. Double click the Five_Desktop_Installer-2.1exe file.

Five_Desktop.msi File
Figure 2 - Five_Desktop_Installer-2.1exe file

It is recommended that you close all other applications before starting setup. This will make it possible to update relevant system files without having to reboot your computer.

5. Click the Next button on the Five Desktop Setup Wizard.

Next Button
Figure 3 - Next button

6. Scroll through Five's License Agreement.

7. Click the I agree to the License terms and conditions checkbox.

8. Click the Accept button.

Agree Checkbox and Next Button
Figure 4 - Agree checkbox and Accept button

9. Click the Next button.

By default the chosen install location will be `C:\Program Files\Five Software`.

Next Button
Figure 5 - Next button

10. Click the Install button.

Install Button
Figure 6 - Install button

Please wait while Five installs.

Waiting for Download
Figure 7 - Waiting for download

11. Click the Finish button.

Finish Button
Figure 8 - Finish button

By default, we will create a desktop shortcut for you.

12. Navigate to your desktop and double click the Five Desktop shortcut.

Desktop Shortcut
Figure 9 - Desktop shortcut

Five will take a few moments to load, please wait.

Loading Page
Figure 10 - Loading page

Once Five has loaded you will need to enter your serial number. If you do not have one, please click the link provided in the Enter Serial Number dialog window to have a serial number issued and ensure to check your Junk folder if you do not receive an email containing a serial number.

13. Enter your serial number supplied by Five in the Serial Number field.

14. Click the Submit button.

Submit Your Serial Number
Figure 11 - Submit your serial number

You will land on Five's landing page and from here you can access help or use our community forum.

15. Click the Quick Start Guide link to get started.

Landing Page
Figure 12 - Landing page