I'm still not sure what's the best way to install 2014 into my computer - either new installation or upgrade from 2013
Any advice about this
IMO, new installation is always best.
I didn't know it was possible to still do a true "upgrade", I thought SolidWorks created a new install in parallel? Regardless, that is the method I always suggest.
Make sure to use "Start>SolidWorks 2013>SolidWorks Tools>Copy Settings Wizard" to copy all of our settings first as a backup.
Unless I'm missing something here
If I don't uninstall 2013 before "new" install 2014, there is no need to save the setting wizard - I believe you mean clean up the old releases before intall the new one???
Some people like to save the old settings before uninstallling so they can apply them to the new install.
I prefer to start from scratch and make all new settings & options. That way you get to find all the new ones. Applying old settings can sometimes cause problems because the new install uses different locations of some options.
I never carry over settings with the copy settings wizard to a new release. I do not want any possible corruption carried into a new release. Also is a great way to find out what is new in SolidWorks and set appropriately.
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