Want A Faster Installation? Use The 3-Step Update

ASP.NET Team Blog
03 May 2010

Here’s a tip to speed up your DXperience installations. Use the ‘Update’ option when upgrading between minor versions.

The process is easier than uninstalling and reinstalling. In fact, there are only a few screens to click through. Check out the screenshots below from my recent upgrade from the DXperience v2010.1.2 to v2010.1.3 release:

Step 1:

The installer will detect if you have a previous version installed that can be updated. If an update is possible then you’ll be presented with one option, ‘Update’:

Installer Update Option

 

Step 2:

The next screen simply verifies that an update is possible. Click the ‘Update’ button to begin:

Installer Ready To Update

 

Step 3:

Wait a few minutes for the installer to extract and install the necessary files:

Installer unpacking and registering products

 

You're done!

Installation Complete

 

Now open your Visual Studio IDE and have fun with the latest DXperience release. Don’t forget to update your project references.

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