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@@ -46,13 +46,31 @@ Windows, more than one version of Ruby (otherwise, what's the point?) and Rubyge
== INSTALL:
-* Install pik to a location that's in your path, but someplace other than your ruby\bin dir
- If you're upgrading from a more recent version, pik_install will overwrite the older files as needed.
+* install pik using rubygems.
+
+ >gem install pik
+ ...
+ Successfully installed pik-0.2.6
+ 1 gem installed
+
+After the gem is installed, you can use the 'pik_install' script to install the pik executable. Install pik to a location that's in your path, but someplace other than your ruby\bin dir. For instance, the directory C:\bin is in my path:
+
>path
- PATH=C:\tools\;C:\ruby\186-p368-mingw32\bin;C:\WINDOWS\system32;C:\WINDOWS
+ PATH=c:\bin;C:\Program Files\Windows Resource Kits\Tools\;c:\ruby\Ruby-186-p383\bin;
+
+So I run:
- >pik_install C:\tools
+ >pik_install C:\bin
+ Thank you for using pik.
+
+ Installing to C:\bin
+
+ ...
+
+ pik is installed
+
+If you install to a directory that's not in your path, you'll need to add it to the path yourself. Microsoft has good instructions[http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310519] on that. After that, you should be ready to run pik. If you have any problems, let me know.
* If this is a first-time install, look at pik add, and pik install to set up your environment.

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