Software Upgrade won't see previous version RRS feed

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  • I had an inventory program (version 2.3) that I had installed on an older computer.  The Computer crashed and I purchased a new Windows 7 PC.

    I was able to copy the destination folder (2.3) over to the new PC, but the original install program CD is unreadable.

    I was able to get a copy of the same program but with an updated version (2.4) that will convert the old text base data file to a new XML data file.

    When I install the new program (2.4), it has, as I mentioned, the capability of upgrading the earlier version (2.3), but the install won't recognize that version 2.3 exists because, as I suspect, there is no reference point in the Windows registry. The convert from window options are grayed.

    My question is. Can I manually enter a location for the prior version (2.3) in the registry so that when the new program (2.4) installs it can identify where to locate the older data file?

    If so where in the registry do I make the entry and what would the syntax be?
    Monday, June 10, 2013 6:21 PM


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