Distribution and Delivery



One Click To Install


Go to the Download page and get Setup from the limited subscription channel. There is the single delivery channel at this time, but as H5s achieves more maturity, you will have the option of using a channel that doesn't have the heavy rotation of the limited subscription channel, if so desired.

Choose the proper architecture, whether 64 or 32 bit. Keep in mind that 64 bit is not necessarily better, and Microsoft has seen to it that 32 bit will run quite nicely on a 64 bit machine. (Just don't go the other way, though.) Of course, your choice depends on your HDF5 data requirements, but whichever is appropriate, either architecture has an H5s for it.

Run Setup.

  • The appropriately sized icon1 will be placed on your Desktop and in your Start Menu.
  • H5s will launch2 and is immediately useable.
  • An entry for H5s3 will appear in Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features.

But let's not...

Unless you want to go all sixes and sevens (and nines), do not do the following:

  • Attempt to install both the 32 bit and 64 bit versions of H5s. It must be one or the other.
  • Re-run Setup. Unless you uninstall H5s, Setup is not needed again.
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H5s is a native-code, install-once, evergreen application for Windows 10
Control Panel / Program Files
H5s Console Window