For your convenience while we work on our new web site and software, Degei, Inc. presents the downloads of all previous versions of the Degei Husbandry Database to the herp community.

Degei Husbandry Database.  Software for reptile collection management.  

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Download your FREE Version of Degei 4.x for Windows:

The files provided for download are self-extracting executables for Windows. No warranty either written or implied.

Windows Vista Compatibility Statement. Degei has been confirmed to run on Windows Vista, however, some installs of Vista, particularly the "64 BIT" versions have a permissions issue on the C: drive, registry permissions, and problems with the operation of the database engine.  A possible fix for this can be found here and should be done right after the install of the initial version of Degei.  The fix has been proven to work for most users at this time. Degei DOES NOT GUARANTEE WINDOWS VISTA INSTALLATION OR OPERATION. Attention Windows Vista USERS:  You must install to a custom location.  Do NOT install to C:\program files\Degei4\     Select a location such as C:\Degei4\


Instructions for Degei Husbandry Database 4.x FREE version:  

ALWAYS RUN DEGEI AFTER YOU INSTALL A PATCH, BEFORE INSTALLING ANOTHER PATCH.

ALL PATCHES ARE REQUIRED TO BE INSTALLED IN SEQUENCE UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED THAT A GIVEN PATCH SUPERCEDES OTHER PATCHES.

New Degei Users:

1. Download the Degei 4.36 free version setup file and execute the install program.  Save the file.  Do not run it from the web.

2. After the installation is finished, please reboot your computer.  Windows will not request that you reboot, but it is important that you reboot the system anyway in order for the program to initialize properly.  Once the computer has rebooted, run the Degei software.  Once the program is open fully and you have confirmed operation, close it and proceed to the next step.

*VISTA USERS, THIS IS THE PART WHERE YOU SHOULD LOOK AT THE VISTA FIX LINK BEFORE PROCEEDING TO STEP 3.

3. Close the program and download and install the patch for Degei 4.3.7 Full VersionSave the file.  Do not run it from the web.  

4. After the version 437 patch is installed, run Degei.  After the program has fully opened and you have confirmed operation, close it and proceed to the next step.

5. Download and install the Degei 4.7.1.7 updateSave the file.  Do not run it from the web.  

6. After the version 4717 patch is installed, run Degei.  After the program has fully opened and you have confirmed operation, close it and proceed to the next step.

7. Download and install the Degei 4.8.2.202 updateSave the file.  Do not run it from the web.

8. When the patch is complete, run the program. You will get one or more upgrade messages when the program opens.  Click OK to each message and be patient.  Depending on the number of animals in your database, the 4.8.2.202 update may take several minutes.  This completes the installation of Degei Husbandry Database and upgrades to the current release version 4.8.2.202.


Existing Degei 4.x Users:

Check your Degei version on the about screen prior to installing any updates.  Updates should be downloaded and installed in sequence starting with the first update that applies that is beyond the current version that you are running on your system.  Use the instructions above for new users SKIPPING steps that involve versions numbered previous to the version number your are currently running.


Existing Degei 3.x Users, 2.x Users, and 1.x Users:

Please open Degei or HerpHelper and verify the version on the about screen.

Please note that the upgrade path from Degei 3.x to Degei 4.x is only supported from Version 3.0.2, so you must first update your system to the 3.0.2 level prior to performing the 4.x upgrade.

HerpHelper 1.x and Degei 2.x Users Start Here:  If you are upgrading from the 1.8.2 free version of HerpHelper or you are upgrading from a version of Degei earlier than 2.2.6a, you MUST download and install the Degei 226a patch first.  Save the file.  Do not run it from the webWhen complete, Run the program and confirm operation.  Close the program, then download and install the Degei 3.0.1 patchSave the file.  Do not run it from the webWhen complete, Run the program and confirm operation.  You are now on Degei version 3.0.1.  Proceed to the next step.

Degei 3.0.1 Users Start Here:  Close the program and download and install the Degei 3.0.2 patchSave the file.  Do not run it from the web. When complete, Run the program and confirm operation. 

Degei 3.0.2 Users Start Here:  Once you have confirmed that you are running Degei Version 3.0.2 you may proceed with the Degei 4.x upgrade.  The upgrade will not alter your Degei 3.0.2 installation in any way.  Version 4 installs to a new folder; by default, C:\Degei4\.  You may change the install path for Degei 4, but DO NOT INSTALL IT TO THE EXISTING DEGEI FOLDER WHERE VERSION 3 IS INSTALLED.  Doing so will result in loss of your Degei data.

1. Close the program.  Download the Degei 4.36 free version setup file and execute the install program.  Save the file.  Do not run it from the web.

2. After the installation is finished, please reboot your computer.  Windows will not request that you reboot, but it is important that you reboot the system anyway in order for the program to initialize properly.  Once the computer has rebooted, run the Degei software.  Once the program is open fully and you have confirmed operation, close it and proceed to the next step.

*VISTA USERS, THIS IS THE PART WHERE YOU SHOULD LOOK AT THE VISTA FIX LINK BEFORE PROCEEDING TO STEP 3.

3. Close the program and download and install the patch for Degei 4.3.7 Full VersionSave the file.  Do not run it from the web.  

4. After the version 437 patch is installed, run Degei.  After the program has fully opened and you have confirmed operation, close it and proceed to the next step.

5. Once these installations are complete, you will notice a new shortcut for Degei 4 as well as new links in the programs menu in the Degei program group for Degei 4 and for a migrate Degei 3 to 4 program.  Make sure you have all programs closed and launch the Migrate Degei 3 to 4 program that is found in the Degei 4 program folder.  Make sure you are running the 3 to 4 migrate and not the original migrate program for the original HerpHelper to Degei migration.  In the migration program, you will see paths listed for the Degei 3 install location and the Degei 4 install location.  Verify that these paths are correct and then click the button to migrate your data from version 3 to version 4.  Your version 3 data will not be altered in any way.  Your version 3 program will still function, but DO NOT HAVE VERSION 3 AND VERSION 4 RUNNING AT THE SAME TIME.  It is recommended that once you migrate your data to version 4 and verify the operation of the program that you uninstall version 3 to avoid any possible confusion during data entry.  When the migration is complete, you will receive a message stating so.  You may then run Degei version 4.  You will receive several data format upgrade messages and then the program should open and reveal your live data.

6. Close the program.  Download and install the Degei 4.7.1.7 updateSave the file.  Do not run it from the web.  

7. After the version 4717 patch is installed, run Degei.  After the program has fully opened and you have confirmed operation, close it and proceed to the next step.

8. Download and install the Degei 4.8.2.202 updateSave the file.  Do not run it from the web.

9. When the patch is complete, run the program. You will get one or more upgrade messages when the program opens.  Click OK to each message and be patient.  Depending on the number of animals in your database, the 4.8.2.202 update may take several minutes.  This completes the installation of Degei Husbandry Database and upgrades to the current release version 4.8.2.202.

This concludes the full upgrade process from HerpHelper 1.x to Degei Husbandry Database 4.8.2.202 for users versions 1.x or 2.x.

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