(When a new version is released, subscription customers should receive a new CD automatically).When updating from one major release to another, you may notice an "update existing installation" option during the install. For additional references and resources see the following: - SOLIDWORKS Help (See SOLIDWORKS Installation section) - SOLIDWORKS Administration Guides - SOLIDWORKS Forums: Installation - SOLIDWORKS Knowledge Base: Installation Solutions FAQs for Installation Question: What are the common Solid Works related Windows Installer (WI) error codes?Answer: The following are common Solid Works WI error codes.Answer: During an upgrade, you may need additional file to verify the installed files, to repair those files that are corrupt, to replace files that have been accidentally deleted, and to reinstall system components that have been erroneously modified by other applications.
Answer: Only service packs can be used to "update" and existing installation.If you choose this option, your existing installation of Solid Works will be deleted and replaced with the latest major release.Back to Top Question: Where can I find explanations for WI (Windows Installer) error codes?Answer: There are a number of practices described in the tech tip How to insure a clean uninstall of Solid Works.
This tech tip also describes some common system maintenance recommendations.
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