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21044Re: [NTB] Installing version 6 over version 5

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  • Bill Mosca
    May 15, 2009
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      Those are some great tips, Alex.

      Yes, I save my older install file. After all, I paid for it. <g>

      I have a file comparer, but not a folder comparer. I'll get one of the ones you recommended for future installs.


      --- In notetab@yahoogroups.com, Alec Burgess <buralex@...> wrote:
      > loro (loro-spam01-@...) wrote (in part) (on 1969-12-31 at 19:00):
      > > Lotta wrote:
      > > >Bill Mosca wrote:
      > > > > Do people really use more than one version?
      > > >
      > > >Yes. :-)
      > >
      > > To expand on that, if you point the installer to the NTP 5 folder, it
      > > should replace the old version. I haven't installed v. 6 yet, but
      > > that's how it has worked before. A little late now maybe, but try
      > > that next time.
      > And to expand some more ...
      > You do keep a copy of your original installers don't you ... ? :-D
      > If so you *could* reinstall Notetab 5 in its original location then
      > decide whether to keep both around temporarily or to re-install Notetab
      > 6 over Notetab 5 or in a separate location. (Primary reason would be in
      > case you run into a "show-stopper" making it necessary to revert to
      > Notetab 5 until Eric/Fookes software gets it corrected - hopefully there
      > aren't any but Murphy's law says eventually there will be).
      > What I usually try to remember to do before a substantial update (eg. I
      > would do it when going from Notetab 5.x to Notetab 6.0 but not from
      > Notetab 6.0 to Notetab 6.1) is ...
      > Make a copy in Program Files of the current Notetab folder as (say)
      > "Copy of Notetab 5" then install Notetab 6 into the Notetab 5 folder.
      > Download a folder/file comparison program if you don't have one already
      > (two good free ones are Kdiff3 and WinMerge)
      > Run the folder comparison between "updated" %progfiles%/Notetab and
      > %progfiles%/Copy of Notetab.
      > Things to look for ....
      > new version of WhatsNew.txt and old version (easiest way to to see what
      > changes you should be aware of)
      > and if you use or create clips ... changes or additions to any of the
      > clip libraries. eg. Eric added some new clips to "Samples" and possibly
      > some others. You can check the diffs between versions of the libraries
      > to see what's been added or changed etc.
      > Note: Most of the above is not required but I'm pretty anal about
      > changes made to my system. I don't do it every time nor for every
      > application I update but frequently this update procedure saves me time
      > down the road. YMMV!
      > --
      > Regards ... Alec (buralex@gmail & WinLiveMess - alec.m.burgess@skype)
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