I have two laptops both configured with a project in HEW4. When I start HEW4 on one laptop, it gives me the "Select Emulator mode" Dialog Box - which is what we want and usually see; however, the other laptop does not give this Dialog Box - instead, it just brings up a pane with headers "S/W Breakpoints - ASM", "Disassembly Address", "Obj code", "Disassembly". The E10A Renesas pod is not connected to either laptop, at this time. And the laptop without the Dialog Box, it *was* showing the Dialog Box a few days ago, so we don't know what changed in that HEW project workspace, or on that laptop.
How does HEW4 know whether or not to show the "Select Emulator mode" Dialog Box?
Ultimately, the only thing we are trying to do is install firmware onto a 2166 microcontroller with an E10A pod.
HEW installer usually do an update of an existing installation. They don't replace the old installation. This is necessary because all debugger and compiler include a HEW installer. It would not be good if any installation would downgrade the HEW version and some tools requiring a later version would not work any more.
I'm surprised that you say during installation you don't see a dialog to select the installation directory. The installer from the HEW 3.0.6 CD show a "Select Destination Directory" dialog.
You can check the registered tools in HEW > Tools > Administration. All registered tools are listed there. Pushing the "Register" button you can add additional tools that are missing.