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How to upgrade from X4 to X5?

Hi. I have CorelDRAW X4 SP2 installed in a Windows 7 x64 machine. How do I upgrade to X5? Do I have to uninstall X4 and then install X5 or can I install X5 over X4?

Thanks for your tips! Wink

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  • CorelDRAW is not an upgrade of X4, is a differente program and you must install it on a separate folder. You can have both, and you don't need to uninstall X4. Remember that still is only a TRIAL version, which will be expired on a few days.

  • In reply to Ariel:

    Thanks a lot for your fast answer! Cool Gift

    If I have both X4 and X5 installed, aren't there more chances of bugs or interferences between the two applications?

    I thought that X5 was indeed an upgrade to X4, like Office 2010 is an upgrade to 2007.

    Cheers!

  • It will make a new directory for X5, X4 will still work and I wouldn't rush to remove it just yet, but it will likely break the association between Draw and PP when you try to edit a bitmap in Draw.

    There are a few issues that have been noticed opening old files in X5. You might want to give yourself a bit of room for the transition. I haven't noticed many with X4 files but going back earlier pre the new layers might have occasional issues.

    There have been a few issues with the betas but I've used the last betas and GM for work without any horrible occurrences. Not seen anything that will break a work flow when it started in X5. You need to make your own judgements and get back here if you hit an issue ASAP as does everyone.

    Maybe some issues with Connect that are OS dependent.

    Work safe and SaveAs a lot and you can't go wrong.

    Yani

  • In reply to Yani:

    Thanks a lot for your tips! Wink

  • In reply to Doraemon:

    Doraemon

    If I have both X4 and X5 installed, aren't there more chances of bugs or interferences between the two applications?

    There's any problem for having both versions at the same time. If you uninstall X5 and have any problem with X4 just insert the DVD and choose "Repair"

  • In reply to Ariel:

    ¡Muchas gracias por tus consejos! No me había fijado que eras de Madrid. Stick out tongue

    Probaré a mantener las dos versiones a ver qué tal.

    ¡Gracias de nuevo!

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    I have CD6, CD12, X3, and X4 installed and can use them all at the same time if needed. No problems yet. They don't step on each others' operations at all.
    In fact you can just drag and drop or copy an image from one to the other to the other to your heart's content.
    I've had each one running on a separate screen whenever I want to do this.
    This is one of the things I so much enjoy about CorelDRAW is the almost 100% compatibility even from earlier versions.
    I did a project that had to go from Version 4 (Win 95 machine) to version 6 to version 12 (XP machine)

    Devil  the 'dd'

     

     

    Doraemon

    Hi. I have CorelDRAW X4 SP2 installed in a Windows 7 x64 machine. How do I upgrade to X5? Do I have to uninstall X4 and then install X5 or can I install X5 over X4?

    Thanks for your tips! Wink

     



    [edited by: digital demon at 15:59 (GMT -5) on Sat, Feb 27 2010]
  • In reply to Doraemon:

    Doraemon

    ¡Muchas gracias por tus consejos! No me había fijado que eras de Madrid. Stick out tongue

    Probaré a mantener las dos versiones a ver qué tal.

    ¡Gracias de nuevo!

    Soy uruguayo, pero vivo en Madrid desde hace años. ¿De donde eres tu?

  • In reply to Doraemon:

    Anyone with a previous version of CGS qualifies for the "Upgrade" box version price. X5 doesn't replace / overwrite X4 (or whatever version you already have). It installs complete into its' own folder. Sometimes there is an update version available (for a still lesser price) that does not contain all the material of the full version...ie some of the printed / training material. READ the contents carefully. Always go for the boxed editions....they are complete.
     
    Ted

    <Doraemon> wrote in message news:79258@coreldraw.com...

    Thanks a lot for your fast answer! Cool Gift

    If I have both X4 and X5 installed, aren't there more chances of bugs or interferences between the two applications?

    I thought that X5 was indeed an upgrade to X4, like Office 2010 is an upgrade to 2007.

    Cheers!



    http://community.coreldraw.com/forums/p/18528/79258.aspx#79258

  • In reply to Yani:

    Yani
    There are a few issues that have been noticed opening old files in X5.

    Yes, some files of x4 are opening in X5 some or not opening.  But able to import them.  I thought this problem is only for me.

  • In reply to ayush:

    There are some quirks like that make sure and save the file as X5 and don't over write your original file to be safe.

    Tony will want you to send him any files in that class.

  • In reply to ayush:

    If you have a file that won't open please send it to me so we can have a look at it.

    T.