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On 2/24/2013 6:37 PM, edo1 wrote:
I'm currently running LO ver 3 on Vista x64. Before I commit to ver 4 I'd
like to run both versions for a while. Will this work if I load ver 4 in a
separate Program Files folder?

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You may wish totake warning from my recent experience. I had LO3.5 happily operational on a Win7 system, but wanted to try 4.0. I downloaded the files to a USB stick, my j:drive, and installed the programme there. I seem to remember Tom Davis suggesting that procedure to some other user. It worked just fine for 4.0, but the installation of 4.0 destroyed3.5 back on the c: drive. I disconnected the USB stick, which of course then left me with no working version of LO, and tried to load 3.6.5, only to be told that a "newer version" had been detected, which must be removed to permit installation of 3.6.5.

That is of course absurd since there is no LO at all installed on the machine as long as the USB stick is disconnected. There are remnants, such as 7 levels of subdirectories, all empty, under a LO3.5 subdirectory in programs(x86), and several shortcut icons whose "properties" all show them as inoperative.

I don't know how to remove a program which doesn't exist, so until I can straighten this business out I am left with only OO,or LO4.0 running from the stick. Perhaps I have to invoke a "restore point"?

By my lights, it's a very unsavory practice to have an installer destroy existing installations without (a) warning you that that's what it's about to do, and, (b) asking your permission, but that's what happened to me. May you have better luck, and if you succeed, you might tell us how you did it.



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