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    V11 Install

    Just downloaded V.11
    Do I need to Uninstall V.10 before I install V.11?


    Re: V11 Install

    Nope. V10 ad V11 can run side by side. V11 installs in it's own directory.
    Bill Griffin
    Parkell, Inc


      Re: V11 Install

      I have v10.5. how do i get credit toward v11? I installed v11 trial and now when i choose to open my database from a shortcut on desktop it won't allow me to pick v10.
      Thank you,


        Re: V11 Install

        did it overwrite your shortcut? Maybe make another icon to the v10 version? My v10 on the desktop was renamed to a5dev so it would not be overwritten.
        Dave Mason
        [email protected]
        Skype is dave.mason46


          Re: V11 Install

          Originally posted by DaveM View Post
          did it overwrite your shortcut? Maybe make another icon to the v10 version? My v10 on the desktop was renamed to a5dev so it would not be overwritten.
          I think eveytime I have installed a new verison it rewrites the shortcut on the desktop to the last program I entered. If load the runtime last, the shortcut takes me to the runtime. I have to go back and create a new shortcut.


            Re: V11 Install

            Installing v11 changed my shortcut from 10 to 11 and removed 10 from the add/remove program list in control panel, but left the program directory intact, which makes me wonder if I will have any unused dll files in the registry when I delete the v10 folder.


              Re: V11 Install

              Are we talking a shortcut directly to Alpha 5 (i.e. Alpha5.exe) or maybe a shortcut to an application (i.e. myapp.adb) if it is the latter what is happening is when you install the newer version it automatically tells your operating system to associate all .adb files with that newer version.
              To get round this open the application with your preferred version and then go to the control panel and use the create a shortcut option from there and it will create a shortcut that explicitly uses the version of Alpha 5 that you have created it from.
              Hope this makes sense and helps.
              Bob Whitaker


                Re: V11 Install

                Jay, I put the V11 trial version outside of the X86 folder. Then you will get a separate launch Icon.
                One problem I have come across is that Win7 doesn't appreciate having more than one [Alpha5] exe in the x86 folders.
                See our Hybrid Option here;

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                  Re: V11 Install

                  The desktop shortcut to v10 was replaced by v11. I can run v10 by running alpha5.exe from the v10 program directory.
                  I already installed 10 on my netbook, so I need to remove 10 from my main PC to be license compliant.

                  I'm not a developer, so I only run one version per PC.

                  What I found confusing was not being able to remove v10 by using the control panel.


                    Re: V11 Install

                    Jay, you can have 2 copies of each version. The intention was to have one installation on a Desk top and one on a Laptop.
                    When you install and Register Alpha, you can only have the version you purchased on computers with different names.
                    So, if you have purchased V10 and V11, you can have 2 copies of each - one copy of V10 and also V11 on the Netbook, the others on another machine.
                    See our Hybrid Option here;

                    We are the
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                    Hope restored, faith renewed, spirits lifted!


                      Re: V11 Install

                      >>you can have 2 copies of each version.

                      Never realized that. I usually read the license info during an install, but since I've been using Alpha 5 since it was Alpha 4 for OS/2 I probably just skipped over it to start using the program. I even had a 5.25" version from DOS days, was it Alpha 3 back then?