Savings Bond Wizard - Updating the Database

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you downloaded the update file between June 18 and June 19, please download it again using the link on this page.

You should update your Savings Bond Wizard® program when the savings bond rates are announced every May and November to keep up with current values. The update will contain all available redemption values from January 1996 through the new rate period.

How to Update the Wizard

The easiest way to update the Wizard is to use the Automatic Update. If you have problems, you can update the application using the Manual Update instructions.

Automatic Update:

  1. Open the Wizard.
  2. Select "Tools" from the menu bar.
  3. Select "Redemption Values..."
  4. Select "Automatic Update."
  5. When the box says "Update Complete", select "Close".

Manual Update:

To manually update your Wizard, you will need to download the new values file, then open Wizard and run the manual update.

Download to Desktop

  1. Select the "sbwcrv".
  2. From the "Save in:" drop-down box, select "Desktop".
  3. Select "Save."

Run Manual Update

  1. Open the Wizard.
  2. Select “Tools” from the menu bar.
  3. Select “Redemption Values…”
  4. Select “Manual Update.”
  5. If you downloaded to diskette, insert the diskette into your computer now.
  6. Select “Browse.”
  7. From the “Look in:” drop-down box, select the same folder to which you downloaded the values file.
    (EITHER Desktop OR 3 1/2 floppy (A:))
  8. Select the "sbwcrv"  file.
  9. Select “Open.”
  10. Select “Update.”
  11. When the box says "Update Complete", select "Close."

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