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Installation Instructions for the GRE® Practice Test Software with ZoomText® Designed to Work with the POWERPREP® Practice Tests

Before You Begin

ZoomText® software is a screen magnification program that enlarges and enhances everything on the computer screen within the POWERPREP® Practice Tests and Test Preview Tool. This specific version is designed to work with the POWERPREP Practice Tests and Test Preview Tool only. ZoomText is PC-compatible only.

Note: If your accommodation requires the installation of the Practice Test Software, you will need a Practice Session Number and Passcode. To obtain this information, you must access the POWERPREP practice tests through your ETS Account by doing the following:

  1. Go to the Shop for Test Preparation section of your ETS Account.
  2. Add the POWERPREP practice test(s) to your cart and select "Next" to checkout.
  3. Once you have completed the checkout process, your POWERPREP practice test(s) will be added to the My Test Preparation and Services section of your ETS Account. Go to this section and find the practice test (should be at the top of the list) and select "Go To Practice Test" to launch your test.
  4. On the first screen of the practice test, check the box "Select testing accommodations for this practice test." Then select your testing accommodation(s) from the list. If your accommodation(s) requires the installation of the Practice Test Software you will be asked to provide your email address. The Practice Session Number and Passcode will be provided on the next screen along with additional instructions.

Download and Install the GRE Practice Test Software with Zoomtext

To download the software, follow these steps:

  1. Click this button:

    Download GRE® Practice Test Software with Zoomtext

  2. If you encounter a screen similar to the one below, select Continue.

    Sample webpage message is shown. The message informs user that the file he/she is attempting to download has been blocked for security reasons. It provides the file name: Unify G P O Installer underscore P R O D dot e x e To continue with the download, click continue. One button, labeled continue, is shown.A message box will appear that shows the progress of the download.

  3. Select Next on the InstallShield Wizard window.

    Image of the ETS-Online-Test InstallShield Wizard screen with Next button highlighted

  4. Select Install on the next InstallShield Wizard window to begin installation.

    Image of the ETS-Online-Test InstallShield Wizard screen with Install button highlighted

  5. If a security warning window appears, select Yes.

  6. Select Finish on the InstallShield Wizard window.

    Image of the ETS-Online-Test InstallShield Wizard screen with Finish button highlighted.

  7. Find the GRE Test icon on your desktop and Run it.

    Computer desktop shown with GRE TEST icon.

    The following download status screen will appear.

    Unify Online Test Message box is shown with the following message: Please wait while the client manager installs/updates software. This may take several minutes. Status: Downloading securebrowser. Progress bar and information about the download progress and time elapsed is shown.

  8. Enter the Practice Session Number and Passcode provided in the "Practice Test Session Created" email and select Continue.

    Online Test Delivery window appears with entry fields for Practice Session Number and Passcode. One button labeled Continue.

    The following ZoomText installation status window will appear.

    Unify Online Test Message box is shown with the following message: Please wait while the client manager installs/updates software. This may take several minutes. Status: Downloading zoom text Installer. Progress bar and information about the download progress and time elapsed is shown.

  9. On the next window, select Reboot Now.

    Unify Online Test Message box is shown with the following message: Please wait while the client manager installs/updates software. This may take several minutes. Status: You need to reboot to complete installing zoomtextInstaller. Two buttons are shown with the following labels. Reboot Now and Reboot Later.

  10. After rebooting, select the GRE Test icon again to launch the specialized browser.

    Computer desktop shown with GRE TEST icon.

  11. Enter the Practice Session Number and Passcode provided in the "Practice Test Session Created" email.

    Online Test Delivery window appears with entry fields for Practice Session Number and Passcode. One button labeled Continue

  12. Image of screen that you will use to run all required checks during the setup process

  13. Select Ok for screen resolution check.

    Image of screen confirming the change in screen resolution. Ok button is highlighted.

  14. Select Yes if pop-up box appears magnified.

    Pop-up box appears with the message: Is the display magnified? Two buttons labeled Yes and No.

  15. Image of screen where you will click continue after all checks have passed and you are ready to continue.

  16. Select Continue on Test Taker Information screen.

    Image of screen where you will click continue after all checks have passed and you are ready to continue.

  17. The Accessibility button should be visible as shown on the screen below.

    GRE POWERPREP Online Test 1 window with two buttons at the top right labeled Accessibility and Continue. The following message is displayed: Some test takers have been approved to take extra breaks or to adjust the screen display during the test. If you have been approved to take extra breaks, a Break button will be provided. When you want to take a break during the test, select the Break button. If you have been approved for screen magnification or selectable background and foreground colors, an Adjust Display button will be provided. To adjust the color scheme and magnification during the test, select the Adjust Display button. Select Continue to proceed.

  18. Upon selecting the Accessibility button, Magnifier and/or Color Choice options will become available.

    GRE POWERPREP Online Test 1 window with two buttons at the top right labeled Accessibility and Continue. The Accessibility button is highlighted signifying that it has been selected. A blue accessibility bar appears beneath the Accessibility button with two buttons labeled Magnifier and Color Choices. The following message is displayed: Some test takers have been approved to take extra breaks or to adjust the screen display during the test. If you have been approved to take extra breaks, a Break button will be provided. When you want to take a break during the test, select the Break button. If you have been approved for screen magnification or selectable background and foreground colors, an Adjust Display button will be provided. To adjust the color scheme and magnification during the test, select the Adjust Display button. Select Continue to proceed.

Technical Support

If you are experiencing problems installing the GRE Practice Test Software:

  • Verify that your computer meets the POWERPREP Practice Tests and GRE Practice Test Software System Requirements.
  • Attempt to install the software again.

If you continue to experience problems with your installation, contact Technical Support using one of the methods below.

Contact Information

Send a description of your problem to powerprepsupport@ets.org or call 1-609-771-7670 or 1-866-473-4373 (toll free for test takers in the United States, U.S. Territories and Canada), Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.–7:45 p.m. ET (except for U.S. holidays). Emails will be answered within one business day of receipt.

To help us respond quickly and accurately to your inquiry, include the following information with your email:

  • Description of problem
  • Date(s) and time(s) of day(s) installation was attempted
  • Browser type and version (e.g., Chrome 40)
  • Computer make and model
  • Amount of memory (RAM)
  • Type of internet access (dial-up or broadband)
  • Windows version
  • Type of monitor

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