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Old 09-05-2010, 11:06 AM   #1
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Is it necessary to uninstall previous versions of Calibre when installing new updates or versions.

Will my library of added book files (150) to send to the Kindle be lost?
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Old 09-05-2010, 11:12 AM   #2
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You do not normally need to uninstall first. However you did not mention what OS or version you are currently using so it is hard to confirm this with absolutelt certainty.

Regardless, an uninstall/reinstall leaves your library and settings intact.
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Since you have a recent and verified backup of you Calibre library, you can't loose any books.

If you don't have a backup then you will loose every book, and that will happen even if you don't upgrade.

I never uninstall before I upgrade. Haven't had any problems. But I think it might be a good thing to do. It doesn't cost anything ...
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Is it necessary to uninstall previous versions of Calibre when installing new updates or versions.

Will my library of added book files (150) to send to the Kindle be lost?
There is a note on the download page about the ONLY (antique, Calibre speed) version that had to be uninstalled.
It does not hurt to un-install, just remember your old library path name when you re-install.
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Old 09-05-2010, 02:49 PM   #5
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I've never had uninstall first since I didn't start calibre until after the major shift that required it (0.6.17 in Windows). I always download and save the installation file to a temporary folder on my desktop, then just make sure calibre isn't running before I run the installation file. I haven't had any problems doing that. Also, I save all my most recent installation files (same as do for all downloaded programs) in case a fatal bug crops up and I have to regress a version. So far, with upgrades coming roughly a week apart and the rare bugs being fixed in that timeframe (ain't no other program that does that; thanks, Kovid!), I've never had to do that.
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Never uninstalled before upgrading under Win XP SP3 and Vista.
No problems at all.
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