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Just a hyperthetical question

by tomron / April 27, 2006 1:59 AM PDT

Suppose one inadvertently downloaded a update twice,whether it be for spybot,windows,and so on.

Would this be an issue or would it be
nooooooo problem,don't woooooooory about it LOL

Tom

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Normally the second one will
by roddy32 / April 27, 2006 3:02 AM PDT

recogize the first Tom and won't install. It should be not a problem regardless of which one you "hypothetically" installed. Happy

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Tomron, No Problems...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / April 27, 2006 3:04 AM PDT

One of two things will occur..

Either it will notify you that you are already current and the installation will stop..... (This is the most common.)

Or, it will install the same files over the top of itself. That would cause no damage either.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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(NT) (NT) Much appreciated
by tomron / April 27, 2006 6:22 AM PDT
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But be aware it's starting to matter for more programs
by Razzl / April 27, 2006 11:46 PM PDT

A few programs like HP's software and driver updates will tell you that the program is already loaded and stop action, but I'm finding more and more common softwares like Iolo System Mechanic and Acronis True Image are telling you to uninstall previous versions before downloading the new one--it's not automatic any more, possibly because of changes to Windows done for security reasons over the last few years. You really need to read the instructions carefully as you go in today's environment.

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downloading twice
by BrianO5 / April 28, 2006 12:00 AM PDT

Hi Friend.

In answer to your question, (TRY IT AND FIND OUT) you will find that your PC is not as daft as you think it is.

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downloaded a update twice
by AMOS YONG / April 29, 2006 3:00 PM PDT

you get doubly updated and very very updated.

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(NT) (NT) chuckle
by WOODS-HICK / April 29, 2006 10:45 PM PDT
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The issue is resolved and therefore no...
by tomron / April 29, 2006 11:03 PM PDT

more responses are necessary,especially the unprofessional ones.Humor is one thing,elementary humor is another.

Thanx,
Tom

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