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[Resolved] Unisnstall 5.0.677 to Install 5.1?
« on: December 31, 2010, 03:52:58 AM »
Will I need to "uninstall" 5.0.677 before installing 5.1? Or, will 5.1 install over 5.0.677? I ask because I have a feeling others have the same question.
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Re: Unisnstall 5.0.677 to Install 5.1?
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2010, 05:12:05 AM »
You can install over the top but i still prefer a clean install myself.

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Re: Unisnstall 5.0.677 to Install 5.1?
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2010, 09:35:27 AM »
Hi.

While I believe it preferable to uninstall old versions of anything, with a well-designed upgrade/update of a well-designed product, manually uninstalling the old version should not be necessary - unless specifically required by the new version.

One advantage of not uninstalling first, can be the carrying over of all the custom settings, from the old to the new.

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Re: Unisnstall 5.0.677 to Install 5.1?
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2010, 09:37:36 AM »
You can install over the top but i still prefer a clean install myself.

+1..you should remove previous version by removal tools before installing new version :)

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Re: Unisnstall 5.0.677 to Install 5.1?
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2010, 09:40:59 AM »
Hi.

While I believe it preferable to uninstall old versions of anything, with a well-designed upgrade/update of a well-designed product, manually uninstalling the old version should not be necessary - unless specifically required by the new version.

One advantage of not uninstalling first, can be the carrying over of all the custom settings, from the old to the new.

kb-r

I just ran it over the existing build. No problems except that it wiped out my system restore points. Which was ok. I just created another one. Haven't gotten around to figgerin on why that happened but I will.

Is you're tray icom problem gone? Mine is.

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Re: Unisnstall 5.0.677 to Install 5.1?
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2010, 12:04:08 PM »
Will I need to "uninstall" 5.0.677 before installing 5.1?

No...!!!
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Re: Unisnstall 5.0.677 to Install 5.1?
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2010, 12:09:19 PM »
You can install over the top but i still prefer a clean install myself.
normaly i prefer that too, but after a reinstall all the ruls for the firewall and all other configuration gone?

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Re: Unisnstall 5.0.677 to Install 5.1?
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2010, 12:12:34 PM »
You can install over the top but i still prefer a clean install myself.
normaly i prefer that too, but after a reinstall all the ruls for the firewall and all other configuration gone?

Is this a question, Hexo..??
If so, the answer is: Yes. ;)
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Re: Unisnstall 5.0.677 to Install 5.1?
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2010, 12:41:12 PM »
Yes this was a question.
So first i try to update the existing installation. When everythink works fine... i have to do nothing ^^
When something isn´t working, i will do a reinstall of avast.

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Re: Unisnstall 5.0.677 to Install 5.1?
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2010, 12:45:46 PM »
Yes this was a question.
So first i try to update the existing installation. When everythink works fine... i have to do nothing ^^
When something isn´t working, i will do a reinstall of avast.

Exactly...!
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Re: Unisnstall 5.0.677 to Install 5.1?
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2010, 06:24:03 PM »
Yes this was a question.
So first i try to update the existing installation. When everythink works fine... i have to do nothing ^^
When something isn´t working, i will do a reinstall of avast.

Exactly...!
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Does this mean uninstall then re-install?
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Re: Unisnstall 5.0.677 to Install 5.1?
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2010, 06:30:05 PM »
Does this mean uninstall then re-install?

No, that means: Reinstall only, if needed.
Usually you don't need to do that...
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Re: Unisnstall 5.0.677 to Install 5.1?
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2010, 07:03:30 PM »
Thanks everyone. You came through again.
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Re: Unisnstall 5.0.677 to Install 5.1?
« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2010, 07:17:59 PM »
Thanks everyone. You came through again.

You're welcome..!!
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