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    Exclamation upgrading ZA Free on older PCs

    I've noticed over the years that upgrading software is asking for trouble.

    I have the following PCs running ZA:
    P3 with Win 2000 Pro running ZAP 4.5.594.000, expired subscription
    P4 with Win XP Pro running ZAF 7.0.483.000
    P4 with Win XP Pro running ZAF 8.0.298.000
    P4 with Win 2000 Pro running ZAF 7.0.483.000

    These machines are stable, happy and healthy with no troubles, life is good, and I don't want to slow them down.

    Is there a good reason to upgrade ZA on these PCs and risk problems?

    If I did need to upgrade, do I uninstall the old version first?
    Or just install over the old version?
    What if I wanted to put the new install in a different directory?

    Thanks a lot!

    Mike

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    Default Re: upgrading ZA Free on older PCs

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeCPA View Post
    I've noticed over the years that upgrading software is asking for trouble.

    I have the following PCs running ZA:
    P3 with Win 2000 Pro running ZAP 4.5.594.000, is no longer supported by Microsoft or Checkpoint
    P4 with Win XP Pro running ZAF 7.0.483.000
    P4 with Win XP Pro running ZAF 8.0.298.000
    P4 with Win 2000 Pro running ZAF 7.0.483.000, is no longer supported by Microsoft or Checkpoint


    These machines are stable, happy and healthy with no troubles, life is good, and I don't want to slow them down.

    Is there a good reason to upgrade ZA on these PCs and risk problems?


    If I did need to upgrade, do I uninstall the old version first?
    Or just install over the old version?
    What if I wanted to put the new install in a different directory?

    Thanks a lot!

    Mike
    Hi;

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    Default Re: upgrading ZA Free on older PCs

    Golden rule for security: Always keep your security fully up-to-date, malware evolves very quickly as security tools. Running an old security tool is like running no tool. Moreover, old tools can contain undisclosed vulnerability.

    So, not good not to keep up with development (both sides). On system with windows 2000 you will need to find a different solution that still support that old OS. For the others you will need to update to the latest version of ZA.

    In case you do not like the latest ZA then you will need to move to something else granted it is actually maintained and up-to-date. Best route to update is to remove ZA, reboot, turn ON windows firewall, download latest ZA from ZA web pages, Install (ZA will take care to disable windows firewall).

    Thanks,
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    Default Re: upgrading ZA Free on older PCs

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeCPA View Post
    I've noticed over the years that upgrading software is asking for trouble.

    I have the following PCs running ZA:
    P3 with Win 2000 Pro running ZAP 4.5.594.000, expired subscription
    P4 with Win XP Pro running ZAF 7.0.483.000
    P4 with Win XP Pro running ZAF 8.0.298.000
    P4 with Win 2000 Pro running ZAF 7.0.483.000

    These machines are stable, happy and healthy with no troubles, life is good, and I don't want to slow them down.

    Is there a good reason to upgrade ZA on these PCs and risk problems?

    If I did need to upgrade, do I uninstall the old version first?
    Or just install over the old version?
    What if I wanted to put the new install in a different directory?

    Thanks a lot!

    Mike

    I have to agree with the Guru's. While it may look like everything is running fine you could have a security hole that was patched in newer versions of ZA.

    There nothing stopping you to keep the same software running but if you have any questions or problem you will not get any help from the forum because they are not a support version.

    If you decide to upgrade you need to look at the system requirements of the latest version. They have changed since these version and require more memory and possibly more CPU power than your PC's have.

    We no longer support Win 2000 so on those PC's you will have to find another vendor for an up to date security solution.


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