PCKent 2 : Update 

This update combines all the corrections and additions made since the very first version of PCKent 2.
It runs on "Windows XP" and following, and also on Mac with the corresponding emulators.


Instructions :

WARNING : first, do a full backup of your "PCKent2" folder!

After completing the update process, a new installation key will be requested when you restart your PCKent for the first time. (So far, the PCKent protection was based on the Windows serial number; but this serial number changes every time Windows 10 updates; so we have been compelled to modify the protection system.)


  1. Click on the link displayed at the top of this frame to save the "PCK22I_MAJ.zip" file in your PCKent2 folder. (By default, C:\Program Files\PCKent2).
  2. Unzip it, and save the resulting "PCK22I_MAJ.exe" file in the same folder.
  3. If you are using Windows XP, simply run the "PCK22I_MAJ.exe" file.
    If you are using Windows Vista or later, you must run this program in administrator mode. To do this, right-click on it, then choose "Run as administrator".
  4. Finally, restart PCKent (in administrator mode if you're on Windows Vista or later), and wait for the update process to complete.




PCKent 2 : version 2.2.I
June 06 2016

  • Installation and Library Keys : until now, the PCKent installation key, and the unlocking library key, were based on the Windows serial number. But this serial number changes every time Windows 10 updates, making it necessary to send new keys each time. That's why the PCKent protection system evolves and becomes independant of the Windows serial number. That way, the installation key is needed only once per workstation. And the library key needs to be recalculated only when you purchase one or many new books.
    The key to the library needed to be recalculated when a PCKent update brought new books (free or paid); this is no longer the case: only the purchase of a book requires the key to the library to be recalculated.
  • Patients Records : when a date was typed on the keyboard (consultation, accident, disease, vaccination, or birth), and the year was indicated only with 2 digits, PCKent considered that it was a date of the twentieth century (thus the 08/03/12 date was automatically converted into 08/03/1912). Now, years entered using 2 digits only will be interpreted as belonging to the twenty-first century (thus 08/03/12 automatically becomes 08/03/2012). Of course, the dates entered before the present update are not changed.
  • Library : adding volume 1 of "Guiding Symptoms of our Materia Medica" by C. Hering - English (FREE).
  • Library : adding "Lectures on Homoeopathic Materia Medica" by J.T. Kent - English (FREE).
  • Library : adding "New Remedies" by J.T. Kent - English (FREE).
  • Library : adding "Lectures on Homoeopathic Philosophy" by J.T. Kent - English (FREE).
  • Library : adding "Lesser Writings" by J.T. Kent - English (FREE).
  • Library : adding "Clinical Cases" by J.T. Kent - English (FREE).
  • Library : adding "Aphorisms and Precepts" by J.T. Kent - English (FREE).
  • Library : adding "What the Doctor Needs to Know" by J.T. Kent - English (FREE).
  • Library : adding "Introduction to Kent's Repertory" by J.T. Kent - English (FREE).
  • Library : the French volume "Symptômes Guides de la Matière Médicale" have been completely revised: new formatting of symptoms; symbols colorization; some fixes; systematic replacement of abbreviations "g." and d." by "gauche(s)" and "droit(e)(s)" in order to facilitate researches; accented uppercases; table of contents with full names of remedies (instead of abbreviations)...
  • Rubric's Editing : the edit control allowing to search for a rubric by typing keywords now works as under the General Index: when a search is launched by pressing the Return key, the keywords are selected, and the use of the space bar does not clear this selection, but allows to add new keywords after those already present.
  • Rubric's Editing : when PCKent is in English, and the active window is the frame that allows to change the text of the selected rubric, and you press the ":" key on the keyboard, then PCKent displays the french text of the rubric. If this French text is "NOUVEAU" (the default French text for a newly created rubric), it is now automatically selected, so that you can immediately change it.
    This behavior was already functional when PCKent was in French and the English text was "NEW".


  • Patient Records : it was possible to clear the "date of consultation" field, and let it empty. In this case, the corresponding consultation was displayed as a blank line in the list of consultations, and was not necessarily detectable (especially if there was no other "visible" consultation after it). This could suggest that the consultation had disappeared. It could also generate a problem with future import...
    It is now no longer possible to leave the field "date of consultation" empty.
    In addition, the 2.2.I update looks for possible consultations which date would be null, and automatically assigns them a date of the 1900 year (so that they can be easily identified). It also records the Name + First Name + Consultation N° of the corresponding consultations in the "Analyse.txt" file.
    Import of patient records containing consultations without date is also supported (these consultations are also being assigned a date of the year 1900, and are imported only if they have not been previously).
  • Rubric's Editing : under certain conditions, the cursor could disappear from the edit control allowing to search for a rubric by typing keywords (in fact, this happened if pressing the Return key resulted in the selection of a new rubric in the editor). This issue is now resolved.
  • The display of rubrics' paths spreading over more that 8 levels, like "XTR : PAIN / STITCHING / Upper limbs / Upper arm / Bone / Condyles / External / evening", presented a problem. This is fixed now.
  • Rubric's Editing : after a search for rubrics, some results displayed very slowly (like with "tension upper", for example). This is fixed now.