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wp_capozzi
06-18-2005, 04:03 AM
Hello,

I'm at a good point to make the upgrade transition. A couple questions first...
When I buy the upgrade ($250 deal), do I have to wait until the physical 8.0 upgrade arrives in the mail on CD, or can I immediately download the 8.0 upgrade and then the 8.3 upgrade?
Also, is it required that I install the 8.0 upgrade before installing the 8.3 upgrade?
Another question, Are there any known problems using any part of the 8.0-8.3 upgrades with the older parallel port dongle that I have?

It's hard to pass up the $250 upgrade deal. I would like to know what I'm in for as far as wait time, known problems, and transition tips before I make the move.

Thanks,
Bill C.
Dedicated Digital
www.dedicateddigital.com

LSlugger
06-18-2005, 06:27 AM
When I buy the upgrade ($250 deal), do I have to wait until the physical 8.0 upgrade arrives in the mail on CD, or can I immediately download the 8.0 upgrade and then the 8.3 upgrade?

You need the serial number, which is on the package.


Also, is it required that I install the 8.0 upgrade before installing the 8.3 upgrade?

I received an 8.3 CD.

JCG
06-18-2005, 10:09 AM
Another question, Are there any known problems using any part of the 8.0-8.3 upgrades with the older parallel port dongle that I have? I've used them all with my parallel dongle and haven't had a problem with any of them.

wp_capozzi
06-18-2005, 01:29 PM
Thanks for the info! I've waited this long. Looks like I'll be anxiously awaiting the package in the mail then. :)

Regards,
Bill C.
Dedicated Digital
www.dedicateddigital.com

trentonia
06-21-2005, 09:11 AM
8.3 is not a cumulative upgrade. If you start with 8.0 then you must install every stinking upgrade in between. Just hope that you get 8.3 on your disc.

[Moderator Note: The information above is not correct - 8.3 is a cumulative upgrade that can be applied directly to an 8.0 installation without applying the between upgrades. As for the shipping program CD, it is indeed the 8.3 revision.]

mattclary
06-21-2005, 11:02 AM
8.3 is not a cumulative upgrade. If you start with 8.0 then you must install every stinking upgrade in between. Just hope that you get 8.3 on your disc.

You should be able to apply 8.3 directly to 8.0 with no need to apply 8.0.1, 8.2, or 8.21. If you know differently, please link to a source.

BeeVee
06-22-2005, 01:50 AM
Matt is correct. You only need to install 8.3, not 8.0.1, 8.2, and 8.2.1 first. As stated on the download page.

B

trentonia
06-22-2005, 08:17 AM
I tried going from 8.0 to 8.3 and had some issues. I called tech support and they told me to install the upgrades in order.

mattclary
06-22-2005, 09:03 AM
It's hard to find good help these days. ;)

Buster
06-22-2005, 06:14 PM
I've used them all with my parallel dongle and haven't had a problem with any of them.

You can switch your parrallel dongle for a usb one it's free with a upgrade.