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  Re: Help with updating existing Pov-Ray 3.5 to PovWin362-64bit in Win7 64bit.  
From: clipka
Date: 5 Feb 2012 23:24:38
Am 02.02.2012 22:00, schrieb ahed:
>
> I am running Windows Ultimate 7, 64 bit on a dual CPU computer.  I already have
> PovRay 3.5 installed in a Architectural program.
>
> Do I uninstall the old PovRay 3.5 in the Architectural program first and then
> install the updated version "PovWin362-64bit.msi," or can I install the update
> over top of the old one?

The step from 3.5 to 3.6.2 (or 3.7, for that matter) is not strictly an 
update, but installs as a separate piece of software, so those versions 
can live happily alongside each other. (It would be different if you 
already had, say, 3.6.1 installed.) I would actually recommend leaving 
the POV-Ray 3.5 installation intact, as the Architectural program may 
not work well with the 3.6 or 3.7 versions.

> Which update is best for this system, the PovWin362-64bit.msi or the Beta
> Pov-Ray 3.7 for Windows?

On a dual-CPU or dual-core system, you'll definitely benefit from 
POV-Ray 3.7's multithreading support. Even for a single-core single-CPU 
system I'd recommend it, due to various other improvements too numerous 
to mention.

(Just for clarity, the most recent POV-Ray 3.7 release is not labeled as 
beta anymore, but as "release candidate 3", or "RC3" for short; that's 
the one you want.)

> Are the Pov-Ray 3.7 for Windows 32 or 64 bits?

POV-Ray 3.7 for Windows is available in both a 32-bit and 64-bit 
version. As there are no known caveats with the latter, that's the one 
you want.


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