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Hi Virgil

You have observed correctly. I have just done a test of installing two version of AOO under Windows 7, and quite correctly, it installs it's own local cache/store of settings, per version, thus allowing two copies to work side by side, as long as you create two distinct install folders (by default I never allow any installing program's defaults in Windows 7, many known issues with virtual links to folders etc). And correct in your observation, as well as my earlier supplied info, LO does not do this, rather opting for a single user settings store, detecting another install of LO, and uninstalling it, before installing the upgrade (or possible downgrade). But this is not a bad thing though, as covered by other respondees.

The link I supplied in my earlier email shows one how to overcome this issue of LO and a universal store, allowing for two versions simultaneous and operational on Windows 7.



On 24/07/2013 01:56 PM, Virgil Arrington wrote:
Stuart wrote,

Recognizing that this is the normal use case--that is how the LibreOffice installer behaves by default. If you need it to do >something else you have to do more than click on the installer. And, fyi, the Apache OpenOffice installer behaves exactly the >same, but is less functional in migrating user settings and supporting extensions.

But, in my experience, the AOO installer did *not* behave "exactly the same." When installing AOO 4.0, the installer appears to have left AOO 3.4.1 alone. Both appear on my system, properly in their respective folders. Both still appear on my desktop, and I can run either one as I wish. I confess I have no idea what's happening down the rabbit hole, but on the surface, I have two versions of AOO running side by side on my system.

By contrast, LO 4 *deleted* nearly everything in my "Program Files (x86)\LibreOffice 3.6" folder and installed LO 4 into a *new* folder, called "Program Files (x86)\LibreOffice 4" folder. I can understand overwriting older versions of software *in the same folder* but when a new version creates a new folder, then it should leave the older version alone just as AOO seems to do.

Also, when installing AOO 4, I was asked if I wanted to migrate my user settings from v. 3.4.1. LO didn't ask; it just did it.


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