Is it usual for Solidworks to leave the SP's in the windows add remove programmes control panel?
I have a relatively new machine
W7 x64 running SW2010
and in the add remove programmes I have
SP2.1, SP3.1 SP4.0.
Same thing happens here. My VAR said i could remove them, to be honest i havnt dared yet!
if you can remove them manually it begs the question "why doesn't SW remove them after the upgrade?".
Did your VAR explain why they are left?
I agree with you. the first couple of upgrades i did solidworks did remove them, latly it hasnt. My Var never said, but then i cant remember asking.....
Roy, you don't need to worry for that. I'm sure they are not consuming any extra space though I too don't know as why they show up in the list.
In answer to your original question, no that is not normal.
The SP's usually in my experience over write the previous ones.
It is versions that have the option to overwrite or do a new install.
Same here, I am wondering if this is what would allow us to "roll back" an SP if needed....
I'm running XP x32 with SW2010 and I have gone through SP0, 1, 2, 2.1, 3, and 4.... but I only see 4 at this point. I'm guessing it is either W7, x64, or installation issues either from SW (on W7 or x64) or the user (not saying you did anything wrong... but you never know) What is really weird about your issue is that SW no longer supports installing different SP's from a release, so what you have should be impossible. I would bet that they are just reminants that didn't get cleaned properly following the updates and not actually doing anything.
What was your installation method? did you use IM, Admin Image?
Most likely you have some programs (i.e. Edrawings, SWX Explorer and such) at that SP level. You should be able to uninstall them without any problem. Actually, if you select those programs entries and try to change or uninstall, you will see what they are pointing to.
I beleive that is a SPR that SolidWorks is attempting to address. If you attempt to remove one of the SP's, you'll most likely remove SW completely. If you're concerned about space, I'd unistall them all & download SW2010 SP4.0 in it's entirety and install it from scratch.
I just let SW do the biz using the IM.
Both my XP3 x32 and W7 x64 machines show previous sp's.
The only programme that should be out of sync is DWG editor as I have not udpated that, it didn't update automatically.
The programmes used to have their own entry in the control panel.
I used to by pass the IM and download the files, the results were much more reliable. Ok it took a bit longer.
This is more of an annoyance in terms of the programme and it's house keeping than a real issue (at the moment).
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