HELP: i must to uninstall old avast pro before put new avast pro5 ?

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  1. xandros

    xandros Registered Member

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    HELP: i must to uninstall old avast pro before put new avast pro5 ?

    or its ok to install new avast pro 5 without uninstall the old avast pro ?


    thank you
     
  2. yaslaw

    yaslaw Registered Member

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    According to vld on avast forum, its ok to install it over previous version..

    Regards
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  3. andyman35

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    While it might be ok to do so,personally I'd always uninstall the old version first rather than do an upgrade install.That's just me though.
     
  4. Vladimyr

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    It's more than okay, it's easier because as long as it's Pro over Pro, your license will be converted automatically. If you uninstall 4.8 you'll have to get a 5 Pro license from here.

    There's also a 50% discount for upgrades to the full suite (3-user). I think you lose any unused portion of your existing license though.
     
  5. The Hammer

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    I believe a clean install is always best so I'd uninstall any previous version.
     
  6. JimIT

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    Download the new executable and fire it off. It will uninstall 4.8 and update Pro to the new version and keep your license info intact. YMMV.
     
  7. firzen771

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    its supposed to transfer ur license, but a lot of peep (including myself) have had some probs with the transfer.
     
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    +1 Ditto New Install....always.
     
  9. JimIT

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    Right. Stuff happens, which is why I mentioned "YMMV." The point is that avast! does not have to be uninstalled in order to upgrade to the new version.
     
  10. norky

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    Why do people always ask this? Just uninstall and reinstall. You'll be done before anyone even replies to your post.
     
  11. Macstorm

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    This has always been a rule of thumb for me.
     
  12. falkor

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    Amen . Like this question needs to even be asked . Yikes .
     
  13. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    It's a perfectly legitimate question.

    Some clean installs remove the settings you worked hard to arrange.

    Generally, the software vendors will tell if you need to do a clean install or not.

    Let's post in the original thread. -- > https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=263285
     
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