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Hi ,

I installed FM 11.0 in laptop , worked succesfully, but now again i installed 11.0.3 without uninstalling the previous version, where jre file is missing .

Can anyone suggest me regarding this, how to get jre file.


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Inam

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Re: Is possible to install two different versions in one laptop
« Reply #1 on: 08 Sep 2017 07:45:24 am »
Hi ,

I installed FM 11.0 in laptop , worked succesfully, but now again i installed 11.0.3 without uninstalling the previous version, where jre file is missing .

Can anyone suggest me regarding this, how to get jre file.


Regards,
Inam

Hi,

You can't have two installs of Framework Manager on the same computer. I'd uninstall both, and then just re-install the one you need.

Cheers!

MF.
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Re: Is possible to install two different versions in one laptop
« Reply #2 on: 22 Sep 2017 04:55:25 am »
Hi,

You can't have two installs of Framework Manager on the same computer. I'd uninstall both, and then just re-install the one you need.

Cheers!

MF.


Sorry MF.
this time your are not right,
I installed two versions of FM separately in the same system, both are pointing to different environment, working successfully.


Thanks

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Re: Is possible to install two different versions in one laptop
« Reply #3 on: 26 Sep 2017 10:02:35 am »

Sorry MF.
this time your are not right,
I installed two versions of FM separately in the same system, both are pointing to different environment, working successfully.


Thanks

Well, although you might have found a way to "make it work", you're putting yourself in a position where you could be in a horrible mess later on. Windows assigns a default application to most file types, and opens the file using that application when you double-click on it. Imagine you double-click on a .cpf file originally created in FM 11.0 and it opens in the 11.0.3 version of FM. If you don't notice and save the model, your model will then not be able to be opened in the 11.0 version of FM and you'll be in a very difficult position of having broken your ability to publish it in 11.0.

If you want to take that risk, it's your choice, but I definitely wouldn't.

Keep only one version of FM installed on your system. That's my earnest advice to you.

MF.
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Re: Is possible to install two different versions in one laptop
« Reply #4 on: 26 Sep 2017 10:13:14 am »
Multiple installs of FM works fine.  Install each instance to a separate folder.  Give each instance a different location in the Start menu.

I have two instances of FM running.  One is for my production server and one is for my QA server.  All works well.  I may soon be installing a third for my dev server.

Regarding file extension (not type*) associations:  Maybe the 11.0.x installer has been updated and I didn't notice because of my workflow, but in my experience, the installer does not associate .cpf files with any application.  After installing FM, the default action for Windows to take when you double-click on a .cpf file is to ask you what to do.  Making that association must be done manually by the user.  I have associated my QA FM install with .cpf files, but that's irrelevant.  I rarely double-click on a .cpf file.  I usually open FM and open the file from there.


*  Windows doesn't know anything about file type like real operating systems do.  All it knows is what comes after the last period in the file name.

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Re: Is possible to install two different versions in one laptop
« Reply #5 on: 06 Oct 2017 11:47:31 pm »
Well, although you might have found a way to "make it work", you're putting yourself in a position where you could be in a horrible mess later on. Windows assigns a default application to most file types, and opens the file using that application when you double-click on it. Imagine you double-click on a .cpf file originally created in FM 11.0 and it opens in the 11.0.3 version of FM. If you don't notice and save the model, your model will then not be able to be opened in the 11.0 version of FM and you'll be in a very difficult position of having broken your ability to publish it in 11.0.

If you want to take that risk, it's your choice, but I definitely wouldn't.

Keep only one version of FM installed on your system. That's my earnest advice to you.

MF.
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