> He can load it right on top, in the same folder, with no problems.
> However, what he might want to do (depending on which version of
> has) is to install 2008 into a different directory (call it
> some such thing) and that way he can continue to work in BIAB2005 until
> he is comfortable with all that BIAB2008 has to offer.
Over many years of megapak to megapak upgrades, I have followed
David's first suggestion with no apparent problem. It is the common
wisdom that over-installation does no harm.
Just this last time, I had an issue that leads me to wonder. I
upgraded 2008 over 2007 and later found a small bug peculiar to my
installation. I now believe I had a defective disc. (Win Explorer
froze when trying to read the 12 Pak or PDF folders, but since the
setup.exe had seemed to install normally, I'd left it alone.) After
PG replaced the disc (and after trying a bunch of things that didn't
fix the problem), I over-installed from the new disc. That *still*
didn't fix the problem. However, when I did a fresh install from the
new disc - ie. David's second suggestion - the problem went away.
FWIW, this experience suggests to me that even though a megapak
upgrade is capable of doing a completely fresh installation, if it is
*over*-installing, it can detect what's already there and choose not
to replace executable components that it regards as "carryover." PG
phone support implied as much to me also.
Just a minor caveat, since I think my experience is a rare one. And,
of course, as David implies, if you do a fresh install you gotta deal
with preserving all the goodies you've accumulated - eg. extras that
came with prior megapaks. -Ron