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How to install and use more PROMOTIC versions on 1 computer

The following manual describes the procedures necessary to run multiple PROMOTIC versions simultaneously on one computer, with the possibility of switching betwen them (using the PmReg.bat file) making the selected version active. The purpose is, to allow the designer, working on multiple PROMOTIC projects in different versions, to switch between PROMOTIC versions easily while working on these different projects.
 
INTRODUCTION:

The PROMOTIC 8 and PROMOTIC 7 are two different installations. These can co-exist side by side, but must not be installed into the same folder (e.g. C:\Pm). Each higher version would upgrade the current installation.

 
for example the following situation may occur:
1. The version e.g. Promotic7.3.11 is installed in the C:\Pm folder. It is necessary to preserve this version and instal the new version, e.g. Promotic8.0.0.:
The Promotic8.0.0 installation is launched into another folder (e.g. C:\Pm8).
2. The Promotic8.3.5 version is installed into the C:\Pm folder. It is necessary to preserve this version while installing the Promotic8.3.11 version.:
Copy the folder where the previous version of the PROMOTIC system was installed (C:/Pm) to another place on the disk (or another disk), e.g. to D:/Pm80305. This folder will be dedicated for the older PROMOTIC version. Then, perform the installation of the Promotic8.3.11 into the original folder (C:/Pm).
3. The Promotic7.3.11 version is installed into the C:\Pm folder and in the C:\Pm8 folder, the Promotic8.0.0 is installed. Both these versions must be preserved while simultaneously installing the Promotic7.5.1 version.:
The procedure will be identical with the example no. 2
4. The Promotic7.3.11 version is installed into the C:\Pm folder and in the C:\Pm8 folder, the Promotic8.0.0 is installed. Both these versions must be preserved while simultaneously installing the Promotic8.1.2 version.:
The procedure will be identical with the example no. 2 The only difference is, that the copied folder will be Pm8 and the installation of the new version Promotic8.1.2 will be placed into the C:\Pm8 folder.
 
Switching between individual versions is achieved by starting the file PmReg.bat in the folder where the required version finds itself (C:/Pm, C:/Pm8, D:/Pm70311 or D:/Pm80000).
 
Note:

This way, it is possible to run several versions of the PROMOTIC 7 system simultaneously with the PROMOTIC 8 version. Be very cereful to use the right version for editing your projects, otherwise the application project may become permanently damaged!

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