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Using Windows 7 - Flex 6500 : I'm uninstalling multiple older versions. Does it make any differences if I uninstall the newest or oldest version, first?
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Ernest - W4EG

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If I understand you correctly.
This is what I have being doing in the last several years. I delete "ALL" previous SmartSDR versions including CAT and DAX. 
In the beginning; I had doubts/fear that I would need the old version; I placed them in folders that I labeled to delete.
I noticed that the new installed software versions did not called or mentioned; that anything was missing for the new  versions.
I now delete the old version and trashed them out of my system prior to installing the newer versions.
Just for added information: The latest Windows 10 was installed the day after running v1.9.7.         No issue or hiccups has occurred.

Flex-6700
Win10
SmartSDR v1.9.7
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WA2SQQ

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The last five versions are on my PC I want to delete them off my question is should I start with the latest version and delete backwards or should I start with the oldest and delete forward?
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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If you are deleting them all it makes no difference the order in which you do it.
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WA2SQQ

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I used REVO to uninstall. It removed all traces of it. No phantom comm ports. Uninstalled 5 versions. Start to finish, including installing newest version was about 30 minutes. Working great! Thanks to all ...
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I'm Glad you did successful

George, YV5WZ / PY3ZZZ 
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David Decoons wo2x, Elmer

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Hi Bob,

Glad Revo worked for you. It really is a handy program.


73

Dave wo2x

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Ken - NM9P, Elmer

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Whatever you do... before you begin, be sure to export all your profiles from your latest version of SSDR. That way you can import them after you mess everything up! [grin]
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This is what has worked for me without trouble since SSdr 1.4. 
Assuming Flex is off

1.- Close CAT &  DAX windows ( if not, Windows will find CAT Error after you uninstall)
2.- From Windows Uninstall Flex 1.8 and FlexVSP
3.- Clean Registry, I do with CCleaner (http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download)
4.- Clean Registry Twice
5.- Re-start PC
6.- Clean Registry again ( It take just a few seconds) for double sure
7.- turn off antivirus for 15 minutes, to avoid conflicts ( I found Norton interact and after done, file seems to be corrupted, and had to download again)
8.- turn on all USB device, mic, cams, audio DVDoongles ( to avoid SSdr takes a busy port which could create a conflict after everything is done)
9.- Install Flex SSdr 1.9  as administrator ( you won't find any trouble )
10.- Re- start PC
11.- Enjoy your Flex SSdr 1.9
12.-  Everything is good?  Now Open a cold beer


Cheers



George, YV5WZ / PY3ZZZ
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WA2SQQ

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I know how to install one version an update to the next version my question was if I have multiple older versions Should I uninstall each one from the newest to the oldest or from the oldest to the newest or doesn't it make any difference?
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You could Uninstall all of them, I don't have any old version installed, I have save in a folder as a memory all versions Installer file, but all have been unistalled.....I just did with 1.8....total uninstalled...and new version is running in this moment with WSJT-X on 20 mts.....

Just be sure to save any new Transmission or Mic profile just in case....in my case haven't done ever....

let me know if my advices were helpful

73's


George YV5WZ / PY3ZZZ
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Not difference which one you uninstall first or last


George YV5WZ / PY3ZZZ
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Ross - K9COX

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Only delete on Wednesdays and Fridays and never during a full moon :^) 
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