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djwaterman
03-31-2012, 12:34 AM
Really sorry, I know this has been asked before and answered many times. But now that I'm about to purchase LW11 I want to clarify what I can expect.

For starters, can my version 10.1 live side by side with version 11 or does one cancel use of the other?

Same old dongle right?

When I purchase from Newtek and download the product, does a bunch of instructions about this sort of stuff come with it? (In other words is it easy to do?)

Thanks in advance.

Markc
03-31-2012, 04:03 AM
I did this yesterday.
I already had 9.6 and 10.1 installed (and now 11.0).
All versions can exist side by side (I have redirected preferences).
You will receive an email from Newtek with all the download links for LW 11.0/Content/Docs.
When you complete your order online, make sure you make a note of the LW 11.0 serial number displayed on the purchase order (this doesn't display in the email you receive).
Then just register as Lightwave 3D with your serial number/dongle i.d. Your keys are displayed on screen immediately.
Very easy process :thumbsup:

djwaterman
04-01-2012, 09:12 AM
Thanks. Just downloaded all the files and will try the install procedure tomorrow. I hope it goes smooth.

djwaterman
04-02-2012, 12:10 AM
Before I do this I see reading the docs that I'm going to get the option to install the Sentinel Driver during the install process.
Should I choose to install it even if it was also installed for the previous versions of LW?

(Actually what is the Sentinel driver anyway?)

Dexter2999
04-02-2012, 12:12 AM
Sentinel driver is for the dongle.

djwaterman
04-02-2012, 12:24 AM
So I should install it even if it was also installed with Version 10.1?

Lewis
04-02-2012, 01:15 AM
No need to install it again if you have 9.x or 11.x running fine.

djwaterman
04-02-2012, 02:05 AM
No need to install it again if you have 9.x or 11.x running fine.

I only have version 10.1 running, and I remember I installed the sentinel driver when I did that. I haven't got any version of 11 running yet. But it seems you are saying that I probably don't have to install the Sentinel Driver this time around.

adrian
04-02-2012, 03:25 AM
When I installed LW11 I had to install a new version of Sentinel drivers, but it all works fine with both LW11 and LW9.6 which I have on the same machine.

I'm also using the same purple Rainbow Duo dongle as well.

GraphXs
04-02-2012, 06:25 AM
You don't have to install them if u had 10.1 installed.

djwaterman
04-02-2012, 07:02 AM
Thank you. For the record I did reinstall the Sentinel Drivers, perhaps I shouldn't have, but both versions are working so I guess it isn't such a big issue. During installation when the Sentinel option comes up you are presented with 3 options, all sound specific and serious, I just chose the top one in the list, I feel Newtek should explain what these options actually mean so that people like me can feel more confident that we are doing the right thing.

BeeVee
04-02-2012, 09:20 AM
Always install the Sentinel drivers. It can do no harm and it may be necessary.

B

djwaterman
04-02-2012, 10:24 AM
Noted.

Lewis
04-02-2012, 01:28 PM
Always install the Sentinel drivers. It can do no harm and it may be necessary.

B

Well truthfully ANY install can "hurt" windows :D.

BTW yes you can install it but if you have working 10.x it's same sentinel installer and it'll work with dongle/11 also.

djwaterman
04-02-2012, 10:34 PM
Also noted.

Markc
04-03-2012, 12:03 PM
I don't ever remember installing the Sentinel Driver!
Where would it be located on HD?

Lewis
04-03-2012, 12:06 PM
I don't ever remember installing the Sentinel Driver!
Where would it be located on HD?

Your dongle wouldn't work without it so yeah you did install it or you don't have dongle :p ;) (j/k).

As for placemen mine is in "c:\Program Files (x86)\SafeNet Sentinel\"

Markc
04-03-2012, 02:15 PM
I think maybe the Sentinel drivers are only for Windows installs!
Just had a quick look at LW9.0 manual, and the Sentinel install is only mentioned in the PC setup (not the Mac).