Installing FG 2010

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Installing FG 2010

Postby jmahun » Sun Apr 03, 2011 4:02 pm

We have FG 2008 on our data collectors and are upgrading to 2010. Should I uninstall 2008 before doing a full install of 2010? Or should I just go ahead and run the 2010 full installation?
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Re: Installing FG 2010

Postby Jason Poitras » Mon Apr 04, 2011 6:35 am

Hello,

Yes an uninstall is recommended.

I would suggest making backups of the following files before you continue with the uninstall:
  • AutoMap files
  • msurvey.ini
  • GPSPROF5.DBF

You will require a new activation code for 2010 for each data collector you are updating.

There were some pretty significant changes regarding where GPS settings are saved. Please take the time to review the release notes for all the 2010 releases here.
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Re: Installing FG 2010

Postby jmahun » Tue Apr 05, 2011 4:39 am

Thanks.
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Re: Installing FG 2010

Postby jmahun » Fri May 06, 2011 8:39 am

OK, I give up. How do I uninstall FG 2008 on our Trackers (OS Windows CE .NET 4.2)? When I try to do so, I get a message which says it can't be removed since "\Windows\Microsurvey FiledGenius.Unload" is in use or is read only. I can't find a file by that name on the Tracker.
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Re: Installing FG 2010

Postby Brian Sloman » Fri May 06, 2011 3:01 pm

Hi, you'll need to manually delete the older FieldGenius files from the device. Please see the detailed helpdesk article here:
http://www.microsurvey.com/helpdesk/index.php?_m=troubleshooter&_a=steps&troubleshootercatid=1&parenttroubleshooterid=1033
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Re: Installing FG 2010

Postby jmahun » Tue May 10, 2011 7:17 am

Thanks, I'll give it a try.
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