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DavoW
2008-12-19, 05:28
I am running a SB Duet setup with squeezecentre 7.2 on Windows XP Home SP3.
I have 2 controllers and 3 receivers & everything is functioning fine.
I've downloaded v7.3 and want to update with the least hassle. Do I install squeezecentre 7.3 over 7.2 or do a completely clean install ?
Advise/ experiences welcome.

MadScientist
2008-12-19, 05:57
I'm running 7.3 on an XP machine. I don't recall any issues installing over 7.2. I have one SB3 and one duet. I think I'll try 7.3.1 this weekend.

MS

DavoW
2008-12-19, 06:07
Thanks for that MS. When was 7.3.1 made available perhaps I will give that a go instead

Millwood
2008-12-19, 08:06
Only warning is to make sure your plugins are all up to date, particularly if you hacked any to make them work with previous versions.

MadScientist
2008-12-19, 08:51
7.3.1 is still beta at present but probably low risk. Change log here:

http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.php/Nightly_Builds

Millwood's warning equally applies. I've been running beta versions for several years and have only had a few problems. I make regular images of my HD so I can get back to where I started from if everythig goes pear-shaped.

MS

MeSue
2008-12-19, 10:26
I usually make a copy the Squeezecenter folder before upgrading. Then I just install over the older version. If there is a problem, I can either rename the folder to to go back to my previous version, or do a clean install. Once I know the upgrade is working well, I delete the program folder copy.

In the year since I've had my current server, I have only needed to do a clean install once, and that was over the summer while beta testing 7.2 for the Boom.

DavoW
2008-12-20, 01:04
Great tips everyone, I will take heed and go for the update tonight
Thanks DavoW