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making changes to an existing install
« on: August 31, 2004, 03:10:02 AM »
avast Pro 4.1.418 on Win XP Pro w/o sp2

When I originally installed avast, I didn't have a IM program installed so I didn't install the IM scanner.

Now the need arises for me to install an IM program (ICQ) so I would like to add the IM scanner to my avast install -- hopefully without having to uninstall avast first.

If I start the set up program, it offers me the selection of changing my install or uninstalling.  If I choose change, it does nothing visible and simply tells me to choose finish and the program closes.

Is there a command-line switch I can add or something to activate the IM scanner without doing an uninstall/reinstalll, and what is the name of the executable program ??



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Re:making changes to an existing install
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2004, 05:51:17 AM »
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To make that change simple leftclick on the a in the system tray and then follow the diagram.
Hope that helps. :)
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Re:making changes to an existing install
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2004, 10:01:14 AM »
Hi Bob  & thanks for replying

won't work.  When I originally installed I customized the install and did not install the IM scanner (or anthing else I wasn't using that day including the mail scanner which I later added) so I don't get the same screen you do.


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Re:making changes to an existing install
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2004, 10:02:25 AM »
So why don't you just install the IM provider now?
Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs -> avast! Antivirus -> Change/Remove -> Change.


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Re:making changes to an existing install
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2004, 10:05:03 AM »
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I tried re-running the setup program ... never thought of starting setup that way.  Already fixed it, thank you much!


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Re:making changes to an existing install
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2004, 03:14:27 PM »
Never thought of starting setup that way.

New applications are using more and more this capability of Windows Installer to be an updater/repair tool  ;)
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Re:making changes to an existing install
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2004, 03:20:31 PM »
Right, even though avast! doesn't use Microsoft Installer  ;D

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Re:making changes to an existing install
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2004, 03:43:59 PM »
Right, even though avast! doesn't use Microsoft Installer  ;D

You should 'start' it or you won't install anything in Windows.
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