21044Re: [NTB] Installing version 6 over version 5
- May 15, 2009Those 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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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