Install Freemake Video Converter

I have the Freemake Video Converter, version 4.1.9, installed in my windows 7 laptop.

I want to load an older version, the 4.0.1, which I have preserved on a data disc.

The problem is, when I load the 4.0.1, all is looking good with the install until at the last moment the software turns into Freemakes very latest version of the software, which I do not want!

It has been suggested to me that my pc probably has a "Freemake Homing Bug" of some kind,somewhere inside my pc, which is updating the older software into the very latest, when I try to install(?)

Can anyone tell me, in step by step fashion, how to locate and remove this "Freemake Homing Bug" and make it possible to load the 4.0.1, from the data disc, please?

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Re: install

- Did you uninstall the old version first?
- If you aren't connected to the Internet during the install, it can't download the latest version.

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re install

Yes, I do uninstall first. You cannot install any of Freemakes software, even from a disc, when the internet is disconnected! This is why it is a problem.
Thank you for your help. Any other suggestions would be appreciated.

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Maybe you have a Web Install version of the setup. (?)
Please check whether you have an option of
* customised installation
* untick "check for updates" tag somewhere ....

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I'm confused here!

You don't have the prior version of freemake video converter? Now if you download the converter from the it will always download the latest one. How do you back to the old one?

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re install Freemake Converter

My current version is 419. I am afraid to uninstall it and try to install an older version from my data disc because it might flip over at the last minute and leave me with the very latest version(?) Personally, I think there is 'something' lodged in my pc which triggers a response from Freemake to always update me to their very latest version. I figure this 'something' must have installed itself in my pc a long time ago but I do not know. This is why I am asking at this forum - I wondered if somebody else has had the same problem- and what is the remedy? How do I remove the troublesome 'something'? I need to know what it is and how to locate it and remove it?
I would also like to know if it is possible and practical to load a second older version of the Freemake Video Converter into my pc WITHOUT upsetting the 419 version already installed? I would be in a mess if I loose the 419 with no chance of loading the older version from my data disc. Has anybody ever managed to load two different versions of Freemake Video Converter into the same pc? I cannot make contact with Freemake, to ask, because my account with them has been 'suspended' for the last two years. I do not know why. It is impossible for me to contact them. They seem to be very awkward people at Freemake - and rarely have helpful answers!

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Re: install

Can you tell in more detail what you mean with "install an older version from my data disk"? What exactly do you have on that data disk.

It's a rather common way to have a small install program, that downloads the latest version setup program from the makers site without even offering the option to save that version of the setup program. In that case the only thing you can do is to search for it on your hard disk immediately after the install. It could be in some temp folder or even in the Program Data.

It depends on the program if you can have 2 different versions active on your system. By far the most setup programs check for an existing version and overwrite that. But there are some that don't and allow you to have both in different subfolders of Program Files or Program Files (x86). You only know until you try.

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re install Freemake Converter

I made a dvd disc into a data disc at a public library: I downloaded earlier versions of Freemake Video Converter from a wesite catering to old versions and loaded them onto a dvd disc to store them. I have tested them in the public library and they all perform good. As I said, I dare not risk loading one onto my own pc just yet, untill I have firm assurance it would load without flipping over and turning into the very latest Freemake Video Converrer version.

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There are about 3 people that could answer that.

1. You. You test. It's not like you can't backup before you test.
2. The authors.
3. Someone on the web or forum that will help you test. Here I have some test machines to do odd things to since we test our apps on them and have zero qualms about a full W10 reset or full reinstall which isn't a big deal since we always have a tech that needs training in "clean install."

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