troubles installing build vip905ce.msi

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B.Hooijenga
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troubles installing build vip905ce.msi

Unread post by B.Hooijenga » 18 May 2020 12:07

Hello Thomas,

I am having troubles with installing build 905

After downloading and calling vip905ce.msi I get this message from the Windows Installer:

(I translated the dutch text)
There is already another version of this program installed.
You can not proceed with the installation of this version.
Use programs of the configurationscreen to configure the
existing version of this product or to remove.


Furher information:

I have also old versions 7 and 8 installed. But that was never a problem.

I always used to install new builds "on top" of the existing version that is: in the same
directory. Never had troubles.

Last time however I installed vip904ce.msi in another directory (can't remember why I did that).
No troubles so far.

Until I tried to install build 905.

I have now removed all builds vip 9.00 .... 9.03 wich were in the same directory, leaving me with build 9.04
in his apart directory. Did not help, still getting the same message.

What to do now?

On my laptop I had no troubles: installing 9.05 went just fine. All builds in the same directory.


Kind regards,

Ben

Harrison Pratt
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Re: troubles installing build vip905ce.msi

Unread post by Harrison Pratt » 18 May 2020 12:34

I have also old versions 7 and 8 installed. But that was never a problem.
I always used to install new builds "on top" of the existing version that is: in the same
directory. Never had troubles.
Last time however I installed vip904ce.msi in another directory (can't remember why I did that).
No troubles so far.
Until I tried to install build 905.
I had a similar experience with the 905 installer complaining about 904 so I used Iobit Uninstaller to uninstall VP904 (just because it was handy) to remove VP904.

Somethings that used to be handled gracefully with earlier versions of VIP have become a little awkward.

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Thomas Linder Puls
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Re: troubles installing build vip905ce.msi

Unread post by Thomas Linder Puls » 18 May 2020 15:47

Sounds like it could be more convenient. The purpose of the change is to ensure that there is only one Vip 9 uninstaller. The "old" installers worked like "individual" products, but that also means that there is an uninstall entry for each version you have installed. And uninstalling any of them will however remove all (+/-) files, because they are installed in the same directory.
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B.Hooijenga
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Re: troubles installing build vip905ce.msi

Unread post by B.Hooijenga » 19 May 2020 9:00

Hallo Harrison and Thomas,

Combining your replies I uninstalled vip 9.0.4 ( using the normal windows-uninstaller).
So, I had a computer without a vip9 installation. That feels a little strange.

But after that, installing build 9.0.5 succeeded. :D

Lesson learned: keep a new build in the same directory.

Thanks, to you both,

Kind regards,

Ben.

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