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  • V9 and V10 Same Machine


    This may be out there on the board somewhere but I've been unable to locate it. I actually have V8 and V9 installed and would like to install V10 Beta. The installation notes say to find your current V9 installation folder and install the contents of the 2 zip files into your current V9 installation folder.

    I would like to maintain my current V9 (licensed) installation separate from the V10 Beta installtion. Can I re-run the V9 installer and point it to a different destination directory then install V10 files into that folder?

    Thanks for your reply.

    Best Regards,


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    Re: V9 and V10 Same Machine

    Sure. That's what I did to keep a clean copy of V9 separate from the V10 stuff. Just make sure you're careful where you publish to if your testing web apps. I set up a new profile for the V10 beta.
    Jim Coltz
    Alpha Custom Database Solutions, LLC
    [email protected]


    • #3
      Re: V9 and V10 Same Machine

      That's one good thing about Alpha. You can run A4v1 through A4v8 (DOS versions) and A5v1 through A5v10 all on the same computer.

      Many developers have multiple versions running because of customers who are still using older versions. I just got my last A5v1 customer converted a year ago.


      • #4
        Re: V9 and V10 Same Machine

        Hi Jim and Cal,

        Thanks for your replies. I knew you could have multiple versions. It's just the way that you have to install v10 beta I think it is different than when v9 was in beta. If I remember correctly I just installed v9 beta and that was it. The installation of v10 beta is different in that it requires you install v9 then extract v10 beta files into the installation folder.

        Thanks for your replies. V10 looks like it is going to be some product.

        Best regards,

        John Marra


        • #5
          Re: V9 and V10 Same Machine


          Don't need to reinstall.

          Just copy the C:\Program Files\a5v9
          to say C:\Program Files\a5v10 and then unzip the files from the download and create a shortcut to alpha5.exe in the v10 folder and your good to go.
          Nicholas Wieland
          [email protected]


          • #6
            Re: V9 and V10 Same Machine

            In the last post, if you're using Vista 64 bit, the files are kept in C:\Program Files (X86). Just a clarification.


            • #7
              Re: V9 and V10 Same Machine

              Is that all you need to do?
              Copy all the items in a5v9 to a folder you create named a5v10 in the program files filder; then install the extractions for v10 & the .v10 file.
              What about the Application Server? Can that be left alone as a5v9ApplicationServer? Or should I create a folder called a5v10AppServer & do the same for it too?