According to http://www.moderntechmech.com/products/solidworks_2010.html
November 11th - 30th: Upgrade shipments of SolidWorks 2010 media. Available to all customers with Subscription Service current through October 31st.
In the past, the SP upgrades had to be applied to the DVD version, and not to the download version. Is that still the case for 2010, or can I install the download version of SP0 and then upgrade it with the SP downloads?
You are correct, you will be able to update the downloaded version of SP0 to future Service Packs.
I never use the actual DVD's, I download and update from the web.
i never have been able to use the dowloaded version, greg. just doesnt work. something about a proxy server blocking it.
can you upgrade to 2010 from a dvd without a full re- install? ( like with service packs?)
When you have to apply a service pack to SolidWorks 2010, is it going to still require the disk? NO
Will you be able to apply a service pack to a downloaded install? YES
How about if you copy the DVD content to hard drive and install from that? YES
Is it possible to have a SW2009 installed from DVD and a SW2010 installed from administrative image on the same computer at the same time? YES
(The only one I can think of is with #1, whether you need the disk. If you change any settings during a patch, such as changes what's installed, then you might need the original source. If you don't change anything, you shouldn't need the original source.)
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