How to download & save V4 when I have V3

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  1. apache

    apache Registered Member

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    sorry if this is a daft question:

    I am Looking to download and save version 4 to my computer. when I try and 'save' it, it states that I already have it - this I assume is my version 3 copy - I naively thought that each version would be slightly different for download purposes.

    How can I download and save version 4 whilst still retaining V3 [ I like V3 and if I don't get on with the new version I want to be able to go back to my old one - hence the reason I want to keep a copy and not overwrite it.
     
  2. Marcos

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    Save it to another folder or rename the existing file first.
     
  3. apache

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    Thanks - I have renamed my old version - when I download V4 and it comes up with 'save' and it goes in 'my documents' can i then rename it at this point ?
     
  4. SweX

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    Save the install file to your desktop instead, so it will be easier for you to access.
     
  5. apache

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    Thanks , now another question : I understand that I need to uninstall V3 through the Eset uninstall rather than windows add remove programme, but do I still need to follow the below regarding uninstalling all the 'fiddly bits' left over as I am going to reload with V4.


    3.Click Start → My Computer and then navigate to and delete the following folders:

    C:\Program Files\ESET
    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\ESET
    C:\Documents and Settings\%USER%\Application Data\ESET
     
  6. Triple Helix

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    Yes I would as sometimes there are leftover files in those locations! http://kb.eset.com/esetkb/index?page=content&id=SOLN93

    TH
     
  7. apache

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    Ok, no doubt another daft question - but what is the point of uninstalling a programme if it doesn't actually 'uninstall' it , but leaves bits over? surely it should remove all parts of the programme.
     
  8. rockshox

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    Uninstallers usually run a script that was created during install. The script basically has a list of all the files that were installed. However, as a program runs, other files are added at times to the programs folders for log files, configuration files, error logs etc. Since the installer doesn't know about these files, it doesn't remove them on uninstall.
     
  9. apache

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    A very succinct reply and one that I actually understood. thank you.

    No doubt I have loads of these little perishers hanging about on my computer then.
     
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