Question about installing new versions of Live

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vento
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Question about installing new versions of Live

Post by vento » Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:28 pm

Hi, this is a fairly basic question (I hope) but I haven't seen the answer to it anywhere else.

Every time a new version of Live is released, I install it, but the previous versions are all still in my Windows Start menu. (8.21, 8.22, 8.26 etc) So, once I have installed the latest version, can I safely uninstall all the previous ones, without this affecting any of my songs written in the previous versions or any Live packs or VSTs I may have installed before?

If I have installed third party Live packs and incorporated them into my main Library, will that updated Library be preserved if I install a new version of Live and uninstall the old one?

(Are all of Live's Library instruments/files kept in a different location to "C-Program Files-Ableton-Live 8.x.x"?)

Thanks! Phil

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Re: Question about installing new versions of Live

Post by jestermgee » Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:52 am

Yes

The application folder only should hold the main program. All content should be outside of the main Ableton program folder. I believe the previous versions are left behind as a safety thing just in case a new version does something it shouldnt.

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Re: Question about installing new versions of Live

Post by regretfullySaid » Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:27 pm

Yeah if you use other Skins or Midi Remote scripts that go in the Resources folder though, is the stuff you want to copy over to the newer version.

I usually wait until I put the recent version/beta through it's paces for a bit before deleting older versions.
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Re: Question about installing new versions of Live

Post by vento » Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:03 pm

Thanks all, that's a great help. Phil

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