Author Topic: Update to 4.7 - Best method?  (Read 3318 times)

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hlecter

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Update to 4.7 - Best method?
« on: April 20, 2006, 07:57:11 PM »
Hi all:

I know the update process can be invoked from the program, bur my question is:

Is there any benefits downloading the whole 4.7 package and first remove 4.6,
before taking the step to 4.7?

I mean: does this method imply a cleaner install? ( Sorry if already asked.)  :)

HL

Edit: Reason for asking is that I am pretty sure I read something about this method a time ago being best when there was a major upgrade. (which I suppose this is).

I see it has been asked before, but is there any difference between the two methods?

Thanks
« Last Edit: April 20, 2006, 11:37:44 PM by hlecter »

mauserme

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Re: Update to 4.7 Best method?
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2006, 08:23:32 PM »
Hi,

RezJor's advice can be found here:

http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=20654.0

hlecter

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Re: Update to 4.7 Best method?
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2006, 08:28:57 PM »
mauserme,

Thanks for link, but is there no difference between the two methods?
Just curious, you see.  ;)

mauserme

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Re: Update to 4.7 Best method?
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2006, 08:36:27 PM »
Reason for asking is that I am pretty sure I read something about this method a time ago being best when there was a major upgrade.

I think I've read that argument, too, but I've not subscribed to it. 

The way I look at it is if the "easy" method was not sufficient it would not be offered as an option.

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Re: Update to 4.7?
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2006, 08:37:25 PM »
avast is generally fine to use the update process 4.6 - 4.7 isn't a really large update anyway.

Some people may advocate if you were running the beta release of some software to uninstall it before installing the non-beta release. This however, hasn't seemed to be a problem with avast.

For a truly clean install you would need to uninstall, boot, run the avast uninstall utility to ensure nothing is left, install the latest version and reboot. In doing this you would lose any of your customisations/personalisations and may be a little over the top. I would tend to use the program update function and only go for a clean install if I was experiencing any problems.
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hlecter

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Re: Update to 4.7 Best method?
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2006, 08:46:01 PM »
DavidR,

Thanks for a clear answer. I think many will be interested.

 :)

ScriptKiddey

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Re: Update to 4.7 - Best method?
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2006, 07:33:45 AM »
Glad you brought this up, hlecter. I was curious too, although I always use the program updater.