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Help Updating

Permanent link to this post Posted by Vitrushka » Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:23 pm

I installed the update, but I'm not sure if I'm supposed to save it over the old version, or as a new file itself? If I delete the old version, will I lose anything? I've never done an update before, so I'm pretty clueless. :?
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Re: Help Updating

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:27 am

If you are updating a previous version 2.x, you should be able to just install over the top of the previous version, though that may give you a double entry in the Windows Control Panel "Software" section. My recommendation would be to uninstall the old version first.

If you are upgrading a version older than 2.0, you should definitely uninstall the old version first.

Upgrading "should not" lose anything, though as always, best practice is to keep backups of anything important.
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