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How to extract a ZIP file?

  1. Download the file to your desktop.
  2. Double click the file.
  3. Click on “Extract all files”.
  4. Click “Next”.
  5. Change the folder location to “C:\UA”.
  6. Press “Next”.
  7. Press “Yes To All” to confirm the replacement of the existing files.

How to install Unfair Advantage from CD or a downloaded file?

Before start installing make sure you uninstalled the previous Unfair Advantage versions by using the Windows Uninstaller.

  1. Insert the first CD (UA Program – Disk 1) into your CD/DVD-Rom drive, or execute the downloaded file.
  2. The ‘Unfair Advantage – Install Switch’ screen will pop-up. Select ‘UA Version 2.10.7′ and click the ‘OK’ button.
    The downloaded version won’t ask for the version.
  3. Click the ‘Next’ button to proceed with the installation.
  4. Accept the terms in the license agreement and click the ‘Next’ button.
  5. Check the installation drive and click the ‘Next’ button.
    If you wish to change the installation drive click the ‘Change…’ button.
  6. Double check the current settings and click the ‘Install’ button.
  7. The installation will begin.
    The downloaded version won’t give you the following options.
    You will get a ‘WhichDisksWForm’ pop-up screen.
    Select the package you would like to install.
    (In this example we used the Stocks and Futures package with a total of two CDs.)
  8. Keep the default settings for the ‘File overwrite confirmations’ pop-up window and click the ‘Next’ button.
  9. Keep the default setting for the ‘Update Portfolio’ pop-up window and click the ‘Next’ button.
  10. Select the vendor software you are using from the ‘Which Vendor Software Do You Have?’ window and click the ‘Next’ button.
    By default you do not have to check a box, just click the ‘Next’ button.
  11. If you wish to import a sample portfolio check one or more of the boxes in the ‘CSISamplePortWForm’ window and click the ‘Next’ button.
    By default you do not have to check a box, just click the ‘Next’ button.
  12. The program will start the installation of the first disk.
    If you have selected multiple CDs you will get a message to insert the CD labeled ‘Disk 2′ and ‘Disk 3′.
    The downloaded version won’t ask for further CDs.
  13. After the program and the database is completely installed you will get the final pop-up screen. Click the ‘Finish’ button and Unfair Advantage will launch.
  14. You will get a prompt to enter your user ID and user Password.
    Please enter here the information you received in the email.
    The program will prompt you to do a daily download to unlock the database.
    Click ‘Yes’ and download will start.

How to edit an existing portfolio?

  1. To edit a portfolio right click the symbol description and select “Edit File Settings” from the menu
  2. Make any changes to the symbol and click the “OK” button..

How to get the remote support software?

Download the software!

  • Please download the file from here, and SAVE it to your Windows Desktop.
  • Execute the file “TeamViewerQS.exe” on your Windows Desktop.
  • Click the “RUN” button at the “Open File – Security Warning” window.
  • Tell the CSI representative the TeamViewer ID (xxx xxx xxx) and Password (xxxx).
  • KEEP TEAMVIEWER OPEN

Don’t want to download?
(only Unfair Advantage version 2.10.7)

  • Navigate to the \UA folder and look for the file TeamViewerQS.exe.
  • Execute the file “TeamViewerQS.exe”.
  • Click the “RUN” button at the “Open File – Security Warning” window.
  • Tell the CSI representative the TeamViewer ID (xxx xxx xxx) and Password (xxxx).
  • KEEP TEAMVIEWER OPEN

How to move a portfolio from one version to another?

  1. Navigate to the START button and select MY COMPUTER (Windows XP) or COMPUTER (Windows Vista).
  2. Select the drive where you installed Unfair Advantage.
  3. Go to the folder \ua\archives.
  4. Backup the file PORTFILE.ADM to your desktop.
    You could also make a backup of the files portfile.b1 …, portfile.d1 …, portfile.m1 …
    These files are backup files which Unfaire Advantage creates.
    (Right click the mouse button, and select COPY | go to your desktop | right click the mouse button again, and select PASTE)
  5. Uninstall your current Unfair Advantage version via Control Panel.
    (START | CONTROL PANEL | ADD OR REMOVE PROGRAMS (Windows XP) or PROGRAM FEATURES (Windows Vista)
  6. Delete the \ua folder manually.
  7. Install the new version of Unfair Advantage.
  8. Do a daily download.
  9. Copy the file PORTFILE.ADM back to the folder \ua\archives.

How to restore a PORTFILE.ADM from a backup file?

Steps if you are able to launch Unfair Advantage:

  1. Double click the LAUNCH UA icon on your desktop.
  2. Click PORTFOLIO along the top.
  3. Select OVERWRITE PORTFOLIO WITH BACKUP COPY.
  4. Choose the most recent date with the biggest file size, and click the OK button.

Steps if you are NOT able to launch Unfair Advantage:

  1. Navigate to the START button and select MY COMPUTER (Windows XP) or COMPUTER (Windows Vista).
  2. Select the hard drive where you installed Unfair Advantage.
  3. Go to the folder \ua\archives.
  4. Click the VIEWS icon in the Windows Explorer and choose DETAILS.
    Navigate to the SIZE column and click it until you get the highest to the lowest file size.
    Look for the PORTFILE.ADM file.
    Choose a backup file (i.e portfile.r1 …, portfile.b1 …, portfile.d1 …, portfile.m1 …) which compares to the size of the PORTFILE.ADM file.
  5. Delete the PORTFILE.ADM file and rename the backup file (i.e portfile.r1) to PORTFILE.ADM.
  6. Go back to your desktop and double click LANUCH UA.

How to refresh the database history?

Issue:

  • gap in the data
  • history missing
  • the chart doesn’t look right
  • data missing

Versions affected:

  • all UA versions

Solution for Futures

  • Click LAUNCH UA on your desktop,
  • select DATABASE from the main menu,
  • click REFRESH (DATABASE) PRICE HISTORY,
  • hit the first tab SELECT MARKETS,
  • type in and hit the DOWNLOAD button.
  • This process may take a few minutes.

Solution for Stocks

  • Click LAUNCH UA on your desktop,
  • select DATABASE from the main menu,
  • click REFRESH (DATABASE) PRICE HISTORY,
  • hit the first tab SELECT MARKETS,
  • change the ‘Market Type’ to ALL STOCKS AND MUTUAL FUNDS,
  • type in and hit the DOWNLOAD button.
  • This process may take a few minutes.

Solution for all portfolios

  • Click LAUNCH UA on your desktop,
  • select DATABASE from the main menu,
  • click REFRESH (DATABASE) PRICE HISTORY,
  • hit the second tab SELECT PORTFOLIO,
  • and hit the DOWNLOAD button.
  • This process may take a few minutes.

How to replace the database only for UA v2.10.7?

Issue:

  • gap in the data
  • history missing
  • the chart doesn’t look right
  • data missing

Versions affected:

  • version 2.10.7

Solution:

  1. Click here to download the database file and SAVE it to your DESKTOP.
  2. After the download, right click the downloaded file and choose ‘Extract All’ from the menu.
    (NOTE: The downloaded file needs to be extracted. It won’t install/upgrade without extraction!!!)
  3. Open the new created folder ‘UNCDB’ and double click the file ‘INSTALL.EXE’.
  4. Check the UA Directory and click the “Install” button.

How to get the Fast Studies?

Requirements:

How to upgrade to the latest Unfair Advantage build?

  1. Double click on the downloaded file.
  2. Click the “Run” button.
  3. Click the “Next” button.
  4. Select “I accept the terms in the license agreement” and click the “Next” button.
  5. Keep the default setting “Anyone who uses this computer” and click the “Next” button.
  6. Check the default UA folder and click the “Next” button. Change it only if its not the right UA installation drive.

    THIS STEP IS REQUIRED ONLY IF YOU NEED TO CHANGE THE DRIVE LETTER.
  7. Check all the current settings and click the “Install” button. Click the “Finish” button.
  8. If you made a mistake during the installation, double click the downloaded file and repeat the steps.