I always uninstall Wine before installing the new version. This has
prevented some odd issues I had in the past. Then I do
wineprefixcreate. Occasionally there are some error messages for the
programmers, but everything seems to work well.
Uninstalling Wine is not the same a deleting the .wine directory.
*nix OSes separate the user data from the program, so all the
directories under the user's home directory are not touched when a
program is removed. I still had a directory for a program I had not
installed when I wiped out my root partition and did a clean install.
When I then installed the program, it remembered all my settings.
The only time I had to re-do my .wine directory was when I tried some
fancier options in Wine and it screwed things up. That's why I backup
the .wine directory if I want to play with different settings in Wine.
--- In email@example.com, Lee Underwood <leeu@...> wrote:
> | Did you try uninstalling and reinstalling before downgrading? Just
> | curious.
> Wine or NoteTab? I didn't do either. Won't I have to re-install
NoteTab all over again if I uninstall/reinstall Wine?