How to install Michael 4.0 and M4 Morphs++ into Poser on the PC

This article explains how to install the Michael 4.0 base product into Poser on the PC.  The second half explains how to install Michael 4.0 Morphs++.  If you have both products, it is recommended that you install both at the same time as explained below.

If you need instructions for the Mac or DAZ Studio, please see the relevant article.

These are the three files provided for the PC for Michael 4.0 base:

  • 7877_1_dpc_M4Base.exe
  • 7877_2_ds_M4Base.exe
  • 7877_3_dpc_M4BasePwrLoader.exe

Note that only the first one above is needed for Poser.  The second two are for DAZ Studio only and do not need to be installed for Poser.

Installing Michael 4 Base

Run each installer by itself.  First launch the 7877_1_dpc_M4Base.exe.

You'll see 'Welcome to the "Michael 4 Base" Setup program.  Press 'Next >' to proceed. 

Next choose whether you want an uninstaller or not.  If you're not sure, just leave it on 'Yes.'  Click 'Next >.'

Next you should accept the License Agreement in order to proceed.  Please read the agreement.

Next page is the 'Target Application.'  Make sure this is on 'Poser.'  Click 'Next >.'

Choose 'Select a path from a list' and click 'Next >.'

On the next page, make sure 'c:/Program Files/SmithMicro/Poser 7' is chosen or the equivalent for your installation.  If it is not an option, click '< Back,' and then choose 'Specify Installation.' Click 'Next >' and browse to the correct path.

It's very important that the correct path is chosen.  For Poser, the path should end with the 'Poser' folder.  If you choose another folder, like 'runtime' or 'Downloads,' the file hierarchy will not be written to the correct folders and subfolders, and consequently, Michael 4.0 will not work right.

If you are using Poser 7 Pro, you must choose 'DAZ Studio' as the target path and then manually indicate the installation path (c:/Program Files/SmithMicro/Poser 7 Pro).  Make sure the Poser 7 folder is the last part of the path.  If a different folder is used, like 'runtime' or 'downloads,' the installation will not work properly.

Click 'Next >' and now the 'Ready to Install' page will appear.  Click next once more to see the installation of files begin.

At the end, you will see a window appear about a shortcut on the desktop.  Press 'OK.'  In the main screen, press 'Next >.' 

On the last screen, you will see 'Completing Michael 4 Base Setup Wizard.'  The boxes for Initialize Michael and View Readme will be checked.  Leave them checked and press 'Finish.'  Michael 4.0 base is now installed. 

For use in Poser, it is not necessary to install 7877_2_ds_M4Base.exe and 7877_3_dpc_M4BasePwrLoader.exe and these provide content only usable in DAZ Studio.

At this point, Michael 4.0 base is installed.  To find the figure in DAZ Studio, go to the Library Tab on the right in the POSE ROOM.  Go to FIGURES --> DAZ People.  If you do not see the figure there, then make sure you are looking in the main runtime in Poser and not a linked library, such as 'Downloads.'

Installing M4 Morphs++

To install Morphs++, the above should be done (especially 7877_1_dpc_M4Base.exe).  There are several files that come with Morphs++.  However, only this one is essential for the morphs themselves to function properly:


Run the above file.  The installation will be nearly identical to the Michael 4.0 base.  It is critical that the target folder for the Morphs be IDENTICAL to the folder for the base installed earlier.  So, if you used c:/Program Files/SmithMicro/Poser 7 Pro for the base, that must be the same folder used for installing the Morphs++.

You should be able to find the Morphs++ in the Library in: POSES --> DAZ's Michael 4.0 --> Morphs++.

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