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Possible to have both P3D v4.1 and 4.3 installed?

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I'm currently using 4.1 and was wondering if its safe if I installed 4.3 and keeping my existing 4.1 install just incase?

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Why don't you install the client only and see if you like it. Not rocket science

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Because I want to do some troubleshooting with some problems I've been having. So I need to have both installed.

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You can uninstall the 4.3. client if your have problems, and re-install the 4.1. client.

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I have 4.0 4.1 4.2 now stored on my backup drive belt and braces.😀 

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Really doesn't make much sense, as you can switch between versions within 5 minutes.

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13 minutes ago, officercrockey said:

Really doesn't make much sense, as you can switch between versions within 5 minutes.

Wouldn't that depend on what of 4.3 you install?

If you install the 4.3 version of Client, Content and Scenery, is it then possible to 'just uninstall the Client' and downgrade it to a lower version?

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7 minutes ago, Anders Bermann said:

Wouldn't that depend on what of 4.3 you install?

If you install the 4.3 version of Client, Content and Scenery, is it then possible to 'just uninstall the Client' and downgrade it to a lower version?

I have never tried it but I suppose that it would work. Those changes in Content and Scenery are usually so little, that they hardly make a difference. And the new default plane will run in 4.2 as well. If you look at the changelog in the scenery-part, you will find things like: fixed elvation problem in Guam... and things like that. Nothing that makes or brakes a version.

The client is the really important thing and this you can switch really in minutes.

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13 minutes ago, officercrockey said:

I have never tried it but I suppose that it would work. Those changes in Content and Scenery are usually so little, that they hardly make a difference. And the new default plane will run in 4.2 as well. If you look at the changelog in the scenery-part, you will find things like: fixed elvation problem in Guam... and things like that. Nothing that makes or brakes a version.

The client is the really important thing and this you can switch really in minutes.

I understand your point... but I have my doubts, that you can freely install/uninstall and mix-match between the different modules and versions as you wish.

I, for one, would be very worried about such an approach, since it can easily lead to instability and/or a corrupt installation.

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But this is already how it is. I am sure that all kind of combinations are out there. That's the whole point of offering client, content and scenery seperately. Scenery is basically nothing different than any add-on. And those you are using also, no matter if you installed them in 4.0, 4.1 or 4.3. Content are just the default planes and there is really no reason, why they should cause any problem. But yeah, if you want to be sure, you can make it the old way.

Any way... if problems might show up, you can still go the full install mode.

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Just to answer the guy's actual question (because no one has done so yet), no, you can't have both installed at the same time.

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Thanks for the straight forward answer!

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22 minutes ago, captain420 said:

Thanks for the straight forward answer!

I think what myself and others posted was straight forward. You ask so much, which is fine, but take some initiative sometimes and think about would would happen if you tried to install 2 complete versions of P3D.. Try and install 2 copies of Windows 10 on the same partition. You wouldn't get far.

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No one is disputing what you said above. But in fairness he asked a very straightforward yes/no question and no one gave him a straight answer.

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15 minutes ago, ZKOKQ said:

I think what myself and others posted was straight forward. You ask so much, which is fine, but take some initiative sometimes and think about would would happen if you tried to install 2 complete versions of P3D.. Try and install 2 copies of Windows 10 on the same partition. You wouldn't get far.

You're able to install multiple versions of other software, such as Adobe products. So I wasn't sure if you can have multiple copies of P3D. P3D is a flight sim not an Operating System. 

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1 minute ago, captain420 said:

You're able to install multiple versions of other software, such as Adobe products. So I wasn't sure if you can have multiple copies of P3D. P3D is a flight sim not an Operating System. 

Yes, but not the same. Why on earth would you install 2 copies of Adobe PDF reader for example ? I used Windows 10 as a crude example, so don't take me for a fool.

If you were installing a different flight sim, yes, but the same sim with a 1 or 2 point difference ? You would set yourself up to fail, that is why we told you to just install the client.

 

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Just now, ZKOKQ said:

Yes, but not the same. Why on earth would you install 2 copies of Adobe PDF reader for example ? I used Windows 10 as a crude example, so don't take me for a fool.

If you were installing a different flight sim, yes, but the same sim with a 1 or 2 point difference ? You would set yourself up to fail, that is why we told you to just install the client.

 

I had multiple versions of Photoshop Installed before for obvious reasons. But yeah, it's kind of obvious why you wouldn't install duplicate copies of a PDF reader. That's called common sense. However you're misunderstanding what I'm trying to accomplish here.

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11 minutes ago, captain420 said:

You're able to install multiple versions of other software, such as Adobe products. So I wasn't sure if you can have multiple copies of P3D. P3D is a flight sim not an Operating System. 

But you can't have Adobe Indesign 8.0 and Adobe Indesign 8.1 side-by-side.

You can have P3D 3.x and P3D 4.x installed without a problem.

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4 minutes ago, captain420 said:

I had multiple versions of Photoshop Installed before for obvious reasons. But yeah, it's kind of obvious why you wouldn't install duplicate copies of a PDF reader. That's called common sense. However you're misunderstanding what I'm trying to accomplish here.

Oh no, I fully understood what you were trying to accomplish. P3D is not photoshop, just like it is not an OS. Don't tell me I misunderstood,

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Uh no, you really misunderstood or else you wouldn't bother to respond. Look, if you can't help or contribute anything useful please don't respond with useless comments that add nothing to this thread.

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2 minutes ago, captain420 said:

Uh no, you really misunderstood or else you wouldn't bother to be responding.

Whatever. I give up.

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Couldn't you (theoretically) install Prepar3D v4.2 and v4.3 side-by-side, by deleting the installation registration key for v4.2 and then launching the v4.3 installation utility again? You probably need to re-name some folders (i.e C:\ProgramData\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4 etc) so you can't have both sims running at the same time...

It would probably be a mess - but in theory, I suppose you could. But you could very easily (if you're not really careful) mess everything up.

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3 minutes ago, Anders Bermann said:

Couldn't you (theoretically) install Prepar3D v4.2 and v4.3 side-by-side, by deleting the installation registration key for v4.2 and then launching the v4.3 installation utility again? You probably need to re-name some folders (i.e C:\ProgramData\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4 etc) so you can't have both sims running at the same time...

It would probably be a mess - but in theory, I suppose you could. But you could very easily (if you're not really careful) mess everything up.

That is why it was suggested to install the client Anders. But the OP wws not having a bar of that 🙂

Maybe I should have told him to go ahead and fill his boots, but then he would be asking why his registry has gone pear shape and has to contact LM to get his Lic re instated.

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2 minutes ago, ZKOKQ said:

That is why it was suggested to install the client Anders. But the OP wws not having a bar of that 🙂

Maybe I should have told him to go ahead and fill his boots, but then he would be asking why his registry has gone pear shape and has to contact LM to get his Lic re instated.

LOL! :biggrin:

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Hello

No you can not have minor versions of Prepar3D Installed and running side by side, Example  Prepar3D v4.x and v4.x.

You can though have major version's of Prepar3D running side by side as they can work \ live on the same machine no problem,  Example,  Prepar3D v2, v3, v4

As stated in the comments above you can test the Clients one by one if you like by simply uninstalling the current Client and then Installing the Legacy Client.  To access the Legacy Clients please sign into your Prepar3D Account,  Click the  +Legacy Client Downloads (click to expand) to reveal the Client Installers.   You will find Legacy Clients here only, v4, v4.1 and v4.2

 

To swap out a Client,  Follow the steps below

Navigate to your Control Panel,  Right Click on Prepar3D v4 Academic \ Professional Client,  Click Uninstall

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This box will appear,  Click Yes to Uninstall the Client 

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You will now be given an option to "deactivate Prepar3D v4 or not "

If you are simply updating or changing the Client, You can choose “No” Your Prepar3D license will stay active, therefore you will not have to reactivate once the update is finished.

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Then sign into your Prepar3D Account,  Click the  +Legacy Client Downloads (click to expand) to reveal the Client Installers.   

You will find Legacy Clients here only, v4, v4.1 and v4.2.   Make your choice,  Click to download and then Install

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