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Old 06-09-2020, 06:31 PM
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Default Uninstall before installing update?

Maybe it's because I'm tired today, but do I need to uninstall 2019.12 Ultimate before installing 2020.5 Ultimate, or can I just install as usual?

I thought I read something, but I may have read it wrong.

But since we're on the subject, everything cool with 2020.5? I missed 2020.3 because I didn't have time to deal with the update, and I don't need to go down for a few days.

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Old 06-09-2020, 07:05 PM
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Windows, yeah,uninstall first. Can’t speak for MAC.
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Old 06-10-2020, 12:33 AM
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On Mac we have never uninstalled as there isn’t an uninstaller for OSX so just run it over the old. If PC then as said you need to uninstall first.

I would do a clean uninstall of the HD Driver of you use HDN/HDX as that driver can make weirdness happen if not uninstalled first and a clean install of the correct HD driver version.
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Old 06-10-2020, 05:40 AM
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On Mac, I always rename the old version (usually with a version number) then install the new. That way I can easily run the old version (in most cases) if there is an issue with the update.
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Old 06-10-2020, 08:44 AM
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For years I just installed over existing version. Then one time I accidentally clicked an installer for my current version. It offered to uninstall, so I did just for the heck of it. When I reinstalled, my performance was dramatically improved. With all my over the previous installs, the lowest buffer I could run was 256, and that was iffy. After the clean install I can run 64 or even sometimes 32 buffer. Now, on Windows, I always uninstall first.
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Old 06-10-2020, 02:40 PM
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I always do a complete uninstall before installing. It's just better.
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Old 06-11-2020, 09:00 AM
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I'm also on Win 10. I have never uninstalled before updating... if I uninstall PT then install newer version... will I lose all my plugins I currently have from PT?
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Old 06-12-2020, 07:04 AM
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I'm also on Win 10. I have never uninstalled before updating... if I uninstall PT then install newer version... will I lose all my plugins I currently have from PT?
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No. You will not. Even withn a full uninstall, plug-ins are safe.
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Old 06-12-2020, 02:21 PM
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Thanks Tom, Great to know! I will uninstall 2020.5 and re-install fresh again.
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Old 06-14-2020, 09:38 AM
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Half the time I uninstall, half the time I don't. It doesn't seem to matter. The one thing I always do after an update is delete the PT Prefs file.
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