Answered By: Michael David MILLER
Last Updated: Mar 27, 2017     Views: 352

Download instructions for Windows

  1. Click to begin the download:  X8 Windows download (zip file containing EndNote software and McGill License)

  2. Log in with your McGill Username and McGill Password.

  3. Click OK to save the zip file, then open it once the download is finished.

    extract files

  4. Click the Extract to or Extract all files link to run the Extraction Wizard (extraction steps may differ based on your OS and what software you are using, e.g. WinRar or WinZip).

  5. When the compressed folders have been extracted, go to the location where they have been saved (which should open automatically for you).

  6. Double-click on ENX7Inst.msi to run the software installation.

    IMPORTANT: In order for the installed software to operate, the License.dat file cannot be renamed and must stay in the same location as the msi file.

Comments (4)

  1. When I tried to install EndNote on PC, I was asked to enter a product key or get a 30-day free trial. How can I get the product key? Thanks
    by Sam on Oct 19, 2016.
  2. Hi Sam,

    If you look at this FAQ entry ( it should help with the product key issue.


    Michael David MILLER
    Liaison librarian for French Language and Literature, Economics, and LGBTQ Studies.
    Humanities and Social Sciences Library | McGill University
    by Michael David MILLER on Oct 20, 2016.
  3. I tried downloading endnote. it said i needed a product key. i went to FAQ and followed the link as per their clear instructions and the link runs a 404 error. the link doesn't exist. now what?
    by Shahan on Mar 27, 2017.
  4. Step 1 leads to a link with a 404 error. it doesnt work. how do I download endnote after it has asked me for a product key?
    by shahan on Mar 27, 2017.