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Update CCleaner

I see that there is a new version for CCleaner,1.27.242,that is beta. I am going to wait till it is out of beta but have a question. When I go to update do I need to uninstall the old version or install on top of old version? I am new to CCleaner and have had only the 1.26.218 version. Thanks Sly

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Hi Sly

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I have always installed it right over the old one so it saves my settings and the cookies I have saved. That has ALWAYS worked for me with no problems at all.Others may disagree but I do what works for ME. BTW, I am also waiting until the new version comes out of beta which usually isn't very long.

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Thanks for the reply, I will try installing over the old one when it comes out of beta. sly

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(NT) (NT) You're welcome Sly

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upgrading to new version of CCleaner, do I need to...

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What operating systems does CCleaner work with?
Fully tried and tested with Windows 95/98/NT4/ME/2000/XP/2003.
It's also fully compatible with XP Service Pack 2.

When upgrading to a new version of CCleaner, do I need to uninstall the old version?

No, you can install newer versions over the top of older versions, without having to uninstall.
Can the program be installed silently?

Use a /S (uppercase) parameter when you run the installer. This will use all the default options and not bring up any option windows.

To run the cleaner silently, use the /AUTO parameter on ccleaner.exe.

Do I need to be an administrator to install this?

Yes. Normally it is not possible to install new applications unless you are an administrator.

This link is for the actual FAQ site:


[NOTE:I have included the link so you can go to the site and confirm,[The link here & the address in browser bar will match]the link is safe But if you are like me I try NEVER to click any links I am not sure of]



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