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FileMaker Pro Advanced Updater v3 ends up uninstalling FMP10A v1

Question asked by bush46 on Oct 31, 2009
Latest reply on Nov 2, 2009 by alanj49_1

Summary

FileMaker Pro Advanced Updater v3 ends up uninstalling FMP10A v1

Description of the issue

I am using Windows XP SP3. I installed FMP10 Advanced v1 from original CD. Then downloaded fmpa_updater_10.0.3.303.exe and 'updated' my v1 to v3 or so I thought. The updater went through all steps as if installing new files and removing old files but in the end it 'apparently' uninstalled and removed the previous installation! I used the CD again and asked it to 'remove' the existing application which it appeared to do. Then I installed V1 again and tried updating it and again the same thing happened with a strange ending. Sorry did not grab screen but I will if it happens again. This is baffling! In the FM on line notes I found that in case of problem I should first uninstall the prvious version using Windows uninstaller which I have now done (It seemed to still see FMP10A in the list). I am now first doing a disk cleanup and will do a defrag and also a disk error check on restart. Then I will try again and report back.

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