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Any tricks for installing over an old version

Last post 03-31-2019, 15:02 by idw. 10 replies.
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  •  03-08-2019, 6:50

    • Dilip is not online. Last active: 04-08-2019, 23:42 Dilip
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    Any tricks for installing over an old version

    I have Pegasus Mail 4.70 (About information copied below) and realized that there are newer versions so just downloaded the most recent, 4.73. It's been years since I've upgraded; I've been using Pegasus Mail for perhaps 20 years now! Are there any tricks I need to be aware of or should I just run the installation program with Pegasus Mail not opened? Thanks!
     
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  •  03-08-2019, 8:21

    • Shades is not online. Last active: 04-12-2019, 13:18 Shades
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    Re: Any tricks for installing over an old version

    It should just upgrade over the older version, but it can't hurt to backup first,

    I would  zip C:\PMAIL\Programs & D:\MAIL just incase

     I've upgraded this way since (IIRC) v2.xx with no problems

     
  •  03-08-2019, 10:32

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    Re: Any tricks for installing over an old version

    I always just run the installer.  If upgrading on the same system and choose upgrade.

    When moving to a new system I copy my PMail tree to the new system, then run winpm32.exe to check its ok, then run the installer as a fresh install and it ofers to make shortcuts and set Pegasus as my default mailer etc which I accept but don't ask for a new mailbox.  This seems to preseve all the settings.

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  •  03-09-2019, 16:54

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    Re: Any tricks for installing over an old version

    chriscw:
    When moving to a new system I copy my PMail tree to the new system, then run winpm32.exe to check its ok, then run the installer as a fresh install and it ofers to make shortcuts and set Pegasus as my default mailer etc which I accept but don't ask for a new mailbox.  This seems to preseve all the settings.

    This will only work if Pegasus Mail or its user directories weren't installed to any kind of ...\Program Files\... subdirectory on pre-VISTA versions. Otherwise Windows wil prevent Pegasus Mail from writing to its required configuration (and mail) files after installation.


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  •  03-12-2019, 8:10

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    Re: Any tricks for installing over an old version

    Thanks, all! I'll give it a try!
  •  03-12-2019, 12:46

    • Brian Fluet is online. Last active: 05-20-2019, 19:31 Brian Fluet
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    Re: Any tricks for installing over an old version

    idw:

    chriscw:
    When moving to a new system I copy my PMail tree to the new system, then run winpm32.exe to check its ok, then run the installer as a fresh install and it ofers to make shortcuts and set Pegasus as my default mailer etc which I accept but don't ask for a new mailbox.  This seems to preseve all the settings.

    This will only work if Pegasus Mail or its user directories weren't installed to any kind of ...\Program Files\... subdirectory on pre-VISTA versions. Otherwise Windows wil prevent Pegasus Mail from writing to its required configuration (and mail) files after installation.

    Also, in Dilip's specific case, it would only work if the if them mailboxes are located in D:\MAIL on the new machine.

  •  03-12-2019, 14:56

    • Dilip is not online. Last active: 04-08-2019, 23:42 Dilip
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    Re: Any tricks for installing over an old version

    Thanks, Brian, a fellow NC resident!
  •  03-15-2019, 7:36

    • Dilip is not online. Last active: 04-08-2019, 23:42 Dilip
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    Re: Any tricks for installing over an old version

    Wow, that had to be the easiest upgrade I've ever made! I backed up and then ran the executable - it did a fast and quick update. Thanks for the reassurances!
  •  03-28-2019, 15:11

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    Re: Any tricks for installing over an old version

    chriscw:
    I always just run the installer.  If upgrading on the same system and choose upgrade.

    When moving to a new system I copy my PMail tree to the new system, then run winpm32.exe to check its ok, then run the installer as a fresh install and it ofers to make shortcuts and set Pegasus as my default mailer etc which I accept but don't ask for a new mailbox.  This seems to preseve all the settings.

    Perhaps I should have started by saying that all my Pegasus installations, both work ones connecting to a mail server with the mailboxes on the server and home ones conneting directly to my email provider and having their mailboxes in c:\Pmail\Mail, have been in c:\Pmail.  The point that I was making is that the installer does not overwrite your existing settings.


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  •  03-30-2019, 18:59

    • Dilip is not online. Last active: 04-08-2019, 23:42 Dilip
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    Re: Any tricks for installing over an old version

    I don't notice any real differences in Pegasus Mail so far. Is there any rough idea when the next big release will be out?
  •  03-31-2019, 15:02

    • idw is not online. Last active: Mon, May 20 2019, 18:59 idw
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    Re: Any tricks for installing over an old version

    Any "rough ideas" anyone could have will be proven wrong sooner or later anyway, so the answer is: No. There hasn't a been a single beta version after the current public release. Mercury v5 will be the first one to come within the next months, but don't hold your breath.

    Michael

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