Anyone else having to uninstall previous versions (2001+ & 2003) before the
2004 SP2.1 will run? I tried uninstalling 2004 and reinstalling new to SP0 (about 12 minutes including reboot) then upgrading to SP1 (about 11 minutes). Probably should have tried renaming the old install directories temporarily, oh well. Would have been nice to have kept the prior versions. I guess I can reinstall if the need arises.
Ive had 2 different problems on 2 different systems (both with administrative images installed and both running XP Pro).
The first system would not let me choose which Solidworks version to upgrade to SP21. IT decided that I wanted to upgrade my installed version of 2003 and make it the new 2004 SP21.
The second system would let me get to the dialog box to choose to either upgrade or do a new install and if I picked upgrade and hit OK, it would go to a dialog box telling me that I terminated the installation before it was done and I'd have to run the update again. I ended up doing a new install in a totally different directory.
The windows installer is a real POS. Why should it take up to an hour to upgrade from one SP to the next. It takes even twice as long if you've used the administrative image. You have to upgrade the AI and then each of the computers. Poor IT people better hope they're not paid salary cause they'll need all the OT they can get to upgrade.
Any more it is almost as easy to uninstall SW and then do a new install.