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Upgrade to IDEA 4.5

Hussein Baghdadi
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Hi all.
according to jetbrains :
(in case we have IDEA 4.0)
Simply download IntelliJ IDEA 4.5 and continue using your current license.
I have IDEA 4.0 , should I uninstall my IDEA 4.0 and install IDEA 4.5 ?
or just run the downloaded file (without uninstalling 4.0) ?
thanks.
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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You don't have to uninstall. I always backup my .IntellJIdea directory (where all the preferences and such are kept in your home directory) before doing an upgrade.

I actually backed off from 4.5 after installing it, because several of the plugins that are important to me hadn't been upgraded yet. I was glad I had the backup of the .IntelliJIdea directory. I should go and check and see if new plugins are ready yet.


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Dirk Schreckmann
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In my experience, it worked fine to just install 4.5 to a different directory, and input the licensing information during installation and first use of version 4.5. No need to uninstall 4.0.

So, if you'd like to keep 4.0 around just in case you don't like something about using 4.5, then my experience suggests to me that you're safe to do so.


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Dirk Schreckmann
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I always backup my .IntellJIdea directory (where all the preferences and such are kept in your home directory) before doing an upgrade.

I configured IDEA to use the installation directory, not the user's home directory. I am the only user of IDEA on my system.
Hussein Baghdadi
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Sorry, but I have some questions please.
can I have two versions of intellij (4.0 and 4.5) installed in the same system (WinXP) ?
will they conflict with each other ?
I have intellij 4.0 installed in C:\IntelliJ-IDEA
so, install intellij 4.5 (lets say) in E:\IntelliJ dir ?
after installing intellij 4.5 and running it for the first time, will it ask me to enter the license or it will use intellij 4.0 license ?
I am really confused, thanks for help.
Mark Spritzler
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Originally posted by John Todd:
Sorry, but I have some questions please.
can I have two versions of intellij (4.0 and 4.5) installed in the same system (WinXP) ?
will they conflict with each other ?
I have intellij 4.0 installed in C:\IntelliJ-IDEA
so, install intellij 4.5 (lets say) in E:\IntelliJ dir ?
after installing intellij 4.5 and running it for the first time, will it ask me to enter the license or it will use intellij 4.0 license ?
I am really confused, thanks for help.


No they will not conflict with each other. I have both on WinXP Pro at work here.

You still have to add/type your license to the new version.

Mark


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