Hello and welcome to the Origin Beta Testing page. This page will outline some things to consider while participating in the beta test, and some things to try if your program starts misbehaving.
First Time Installation
Origin has a windows installer that is not publicly available at the time of writing (0.14.7-BETA). Once it is publicly available, it will be as simple as installing any other program. The process now is still relatively simple, but not terribly straight forward.
Step 1: Download the latest version
Downloads are available here. Download the version that is the newest (top of the list). You can also determine the newest version by the version number in the name (i.e. 0.14.7-BETA is newer than 0.14.6-BETA). Once you have the file downloaded, create a folder somewhere on your desktop or in your documents and put the file into it.
Step 2: Run
Double click the file you just downloaded. The program will start up and start to download the block chain. During the first startup, there may be some moderate to severe lag in the GUI and on your machine as the built in miner determines which settings it needs to use on your hardware by test mining on the hardware. This will only happen the first time you start up and should never happen again. Once you stop seeing the "height" go up under the wallet tab, the chain has been fully downloaded and your client is up to date and ready to use.
Resetting your local installation
Sometimes it is necessary to delete your local block chain if something becomes corrupt so that your program can download it again and save it correctly. This is one of the biggest issues with Origin at the time of writing (version 0.14.7-BETA) and may need to be done multiple times before the beta is over when/if new file structures are implemented
DURING THIS PROCESS IT IS IMPORTANT TO RETAIN YOUR "keys" FOLDER!!! MAKE BACKUPS OF THIS FOLDER AS WELL!!! IF YOU LOSE YOUR KEYS THERE WILL BE NO WAY TO RECOVER THE FUNDS IN YOUR WALLET!!! IF YOU HAVE CUSTOM ADDRESSES ALSO RETAIN YOUR "addresses" FOLDER!!!
Step 1: Locating your installation directory
If you run the program from the jar directly ignore this section.
The Origin installer installs to the directory "Program Files\Origin" on windows, currently there are not installers for other operating systems. Find this folder on your system and continue to the next step.
Step 2: Deleting chain data
Delete all folders except the ones named "keys" and "addresses". There should also be some files in this directory, namely:
-The Origin jar, leave this alone.
-The autotune.settings file, this is for the miner, you should leave this alone, but if your miner is having problems, delete this.
Once all of this is done, you may run the program again and it will start to download the chain again. If issues persist, create an issue.