I agree to Idea Choice for installer to un-install prev version while installing new version
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I disagree to Idea Choice for installer to un-install prev version while installing new version

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Choice for installer to un-install prev version while installing new version

This customer would like to have the choice, when installing a new version of Toad, to have the installer also un-install their previous version of Toad. Currently, when installing Toad, it installs it along side the old version and un-installing that old version is a manual task. The customer would like to be able to select something in the installer that asks if they want their previous version removed when installing the new version. Is this something we can do?

Submitted by dennis.paulus 4 years ago

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  1. Moderator

    > Is this something we can do?

    I'm not sure, frankly. It could get confusing. What if there are multiple older versions installed, there would need to be a selection list of which versions they want uninstalled. The uninstallation would need to keep a subset of the previous version's files there so they can be migrated over to the new Toad when it first runs, at which point they'd need to be removed if the user had asked to uninstall. Therefore the uninstallation would probably best be done in the newly installed Toad itself rather than the MSI. The user wouldn't expect it to be Toad which does it.

    4 years ago
    0 Agreed
    0 Disagreed
  2. Why not make the migration part of the install? Why wait until I run the new Toad version the first time? Rarely have I seen any reason to keep an older version on my machine. It should be an option in the installer to remove ALL older versions, and and option to have the installer migrate the settings files from a specific previous version.

    2 years ago
    1 Agreed
    0 Disagreed