Author Topic: Uninstal 4.6 first?  (Read 2759 times)

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greenhatch

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Uninstal 4.6 first?
« on: April 24, 2006, 09:25:55 AM »
Is it better to uninstal v4.6 first then instal the new 4.7 version cleanly? More likely to avoid update bugs maybe?

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Re: Uninstal 4.6 first?
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2006, 09:37:06 AM »
While I cannot imagine you think you are the first to ask the question ...

I did the search for you ... try this nice answer from Tech:

http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=20640.0

There is this one too:

http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=20657.0
« Last Edit: April 24, 2006, 09:48:43 AM by alanrf »

greenhatch

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Re: Uninstal 4.6 first?
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2006, 10:20:56 AM »
I like my own thread sometimes :P  but thanks for your help.

kubecj

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Re: Uninstal 4.6 first?
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2006, 10:23:42 AM »
Just a small clarification:

a) regarding beta status of some versions: it makes no difference if you update from previous version to current release version directly or thru beta version. Final state is the same, just the number of files downloaded is higher in the 'beta way'.

b) Updating to latest release from previous release by invoking updater is faster for you (only differences are downloaded) and better for us (lower bandwidth consumed). I estimate it's about 5x-10x faster by the diff way compared to full download.

greenhatch

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Re: Uninstal 4.6 first?
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2006, 10:26:04 AM »
I was just concerned at all the errors or bugs being reported; if I got a problem in updating the versions, I would have no clue how to amend, since I am not much good at computers, I just hit buttons and presume things work :D

Spiritsongs

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Re: Uninstal 4.6 first?
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2006, 06:05:38 PM »
 :)  Hi Greenhatch :

      NORMALLY I prefer uninstalling a program COMPLETELY,
      then downloading and installing the latest version .
      However, Avast appears to be an "exception" to this
      recommended "procedure" .

lanq

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Re: Uninstal 4.6 first?
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2006, 07:06:07 PM »
Is it better to uninstal v4.6 first then instal the new 4.7 version cleanly? More likely to avoid update bugs maybe?


using 4.6 pro... uppdated into 4.7 latest, everything works ok