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Old January 16th, 2008, 12:58 PM   #1
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Hi,

I'm sorry if this seems to be a foolish question but I'm completely lost and should welcome some help: How can I tell if an update has been properly installed into the main programme?

I upgraded from Vegas 6 to 8 (and DVD 3 to 4.5) yesterday and downloaded the 8.0a and 4.5a updates (only to find that the b updates have today become available!) and see that I have separate shortcut icons on the desktop for these updates whereas none appear for the updates made some time ago to 6 and 3. The Add/Remove Programmes menu show Vegas 6.0d and DVDA 3.0c but only Vegas 8.0 and DVDA 4.5 which seems to suggest that the updates might not have been installed. On the other hand trying to Run from the update shortcuts merely leads to a message saying that 8.0 and 4.5 have already been installed!

I hope you can see my difficulty (even if it's probably a simple issue) and will understand that I should like to clear this up before attempting to install the newest updates.

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Old January 16th, 2008, 01:29 PM   #2
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When you open Vegas and go to Help - About, what version does it say there?
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Old January 16th, 2008, 01:48 PM   #3
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8.0b installed fine with the usual "do you want to update now?" query. DVDA 4.5c installed with no query and the splash screen still says 4.5a when starting and when viewing "About DVD Architect".

Not sure 4.5c is really there yet. Did Sony forget to update the splash screen?

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Old January 16th, 2008, 02:02 PM   #4
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If the splash screen still reads 4.5a then you do NOT have 4.5c.

My suspicion would be that your system has "cached" the old files and, instead of downloading the new one, is actually not downloading at all and giving you the old one. You might try clearing your cache or downloading from another machine.
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Old January 17th, 2008, 05:33 AM   #5
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Hi Edward and yet again many thanks indeed. You are always so ready to help. If you were in the UK I'd nominate you for a knighthood but it seems we'll just have to settle for putting you up for a sainthood instead!

Yes, the Help - About Menus show 8.0a and 4.5a so all looks well and I can now download the latest updates - presumably I can just drag the desktop icons to the Recycle Bin?

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Old January 17th, 2008, 06:10 AM   #6
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You don't need to delete the desktop icons for vegas and architect,when you install vegas 8b and architect 8b it'll just use the same icons,they might just be in a different place on the desktop.I updated my vegas and architect yesterday.
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Old January 17th, 2008, 06:26 AM   #7
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Thanks Paul,

I've just installed the b updates and they seem to be OK but they have not added any icons to the desktop whereas the a updates did (i.e. in addition to the existing main Vegas 8 and DVDA4.5 shortcuts).

Hovering the mouse over these update icons shows their file names to be vagaspro8a_enu.exe (similar for DVDA) but as these updates have already been installed in the main programmes it seems that I shoud be able to send these two icons to the Recycle Bin. This would de-clutter the desktop and leave just the two main programme shortcut icons there for opening the programmes.

Am I right?

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Old January 17th, 2008, 06:40 AM   #8
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That's correct Richard.
I deleted my shortcuts before I installed the updates.
While the Vegas update did install a new shortcut, DVDA didn't so I had to make a new one for it.
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Old January 17th, 2008, 10:46 AM   #9
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Thanks to Ed Troxel on my update issue with DVD Architect. I had actually downloaded DVD Architect Studio 4.5c, which I now realize is a "lite" version of the real deal.

Apparently the latest DVD Architect Pro update is 4.5b, not c.

One could only hope that Sony would differentiate its product names with a tad more clarity. Maybe DVD Almost Architect? Or DVD Architect Non Pro?

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In this case: "Studio" = "Almost" :-)
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