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Operating System Check:Unknown Operating System?. Get help with this page.
We are unable to verify your current operating system.Until you verify that your system components meet the minimum requirements, you may not be able to take advantage of CengageNOW's full set of features.

Please visit the CengageNOW System Requirements pagehereto verify that the operating system, web browser, and browser plug-in software you are using is supported. This page also provides links to help you download any additional software you might need.
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Sorry, your computer's system date and time settings are not correct. Please re-set your computer's system date and time as accurately as possible. Refer to the Help for step-by-step instructions:Setting the Your Systems Date and Time
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Browser Check:Unknown Browser?. Get help with this page.
Your current web browser will not support all of CengageNOW's features.

Please download and install one of the recommended web browsers listed in the System Requirementshereand use it when running CengageNOW.
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Instructions to set up your browser to accept CengageNOW cookies can be foundhere.

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We have determined that your system is currently set up to block pop-up windows. CengageNOW uses popup windows to present useful information right when you need it. Accordingly, you need to disable any settings that block popup windows, or CengageNOW won't run correctly.

This includes specific "popup blocker" software such as Ad-Aware, web browser settings (Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Mozilla in particular), or popup blocker options in some firewall programs (e.g., ZoneAlarm or Norton Personal Firewall's Web Assistant).

See the FAQs on popups for more informationhere.
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PDFPlugin: Failed?. Get help with this page.
We're sorry. We have determined that your system does not have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed.

The free Acrobat Reader browser plug-in is used by CengageNOW to display Study Tool pages. Please download and install the latest version of Acrobat Reader for your operating system to ensure full access to your CengageNOW features.

You may choose to enter your Study Tool without this plug-in, but important information may not be available to you.
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The free Flash browser plug-in is used by CengageNOW to provide enhanced interactivity for your assignments and Study Tools. We strongly recommend that you download and install the Flash playerhttp://www.adobe.com/downloadsto ensure the most rewarding CengageNOW experience.
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The free Shockwave browser plug-in is used by CengageNOW to provide enhanced interactivity for your assignments and Study Tools. We strongly recommend that you download and install the Macromedia Shockwave player from http://www.adobe.com/downloads to ensure the most rewarding CengageNOW experience.
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Please visit the CengageNOW System Requirementshere. From there, you can select and download the appropriate version of Java for your operating system.
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The free QuickTime browser plug-in is used by CengageNOW to provide enhanced interactivity for your assignments and Study Tools. We strongly recommend that you download and install the Apple QuickTime player from http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download to ensure the most rewarding CengageNOW experience.
Pop-ups:Popup Windows Currently Blocked?. Get help with this page.
We have determined that your system is currently set up to block pop-up windows. CengageNOW uses popup windows to present useful information right when you need it. Accordingly, you need to disable any settings that block popup windows, or CengageNOW won't run correctly.

This includes specific "popup blocker" software such as Ad-Aware, web browser settings (Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Mozilla in particular), or popup blocker options in some firewall programs (e.g., ZoneAlarm or Norton Personal Firewall's Web Assistant).

See the FAQs on popups for more informationhere.
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The free RealPlayer browser plug-in is used by CengageNOW to provide enhanced interactivity for your assignments and Study Tools. We strongly recommend that you download and install the RealPlayer player from http://www.real.com/ to ensure the most rewarding CengageNOW experience.