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Re: Re: Re: Mathematica 7.0.1.0 and some General

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  • Subject: [mg97267] Re: [mg97233] Re: [mg97205] Re: Mathematica 7.0.1.0 and some General
  • From: DrMajorBob <btreat1 at austin.rr.com>
  • Date: Mon, 9 Mar 2009 05:17:41 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <goqphr$lt2$1@smc.vnet.net> <200903081050.FAA21483@smc.vnet.net>
  • Reply-to: drmajorbob at bigfoot.com

I believe, with Mathematica, the procedure is to simply install the new  
update. If you choose to give it the same name as the old (simply  
Mathematica, for instance), it overwrites the old. If not, you now have  
(at least) two versions. File associations should go to the new version,  
but if they don't, just change them.

I used to keep old versions, but I no longer do that.

Bobby

On Mon, 09 Mar 2009 01:02:14 -0500, Murray Eisenberg  
<murray at math.umass.edu> wrote:

> Is there some installation instructions I missed that tell you the 7.0.1
> installer will uninstall 7.0.0?  If so, where?
>
> I didn't see such, so I did the same thing I always do when such a minor
> update arrives: first uninstall the old version and then install the new
> version.  (With a major version change, of course, I leave the old
> version installed until I can migrate everything affected.)
>
> One of my biggest complaints about software in general is how seldom
> there is up-front information on how to handle an update/upgrade: you
> must uninstall the old version first; you may uninstall the old version
> first; you should NOT uninstall the old version first; the installer
> will automatically uninstall the old version first; the installer will
> not uninstall the old version first; the installer will give you the
> option of uninstalling the old version first.
>
> Considering how often many software products come out with updates, new
> releases, upgrades, etc., and how much effort is often devoted to
> pushing and selling such new versions, it remains amazing to me at how
> inattentive so many software publishers are at dealing with this
> so-obvious matter.
>
>
> Helen Read wrote:
>  >
>  > ... And the 7.0.1 installation is pretty easy if you already have
>  > 7.0.0 installed. If you accept all the default options, it goes ahead
>  > and uninstalls 7.0.0, sucks up your mathpass and init.m files, and
>  > installs 7.0.1.
>



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