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Topic: M8 parallel to M9 installation
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Tomas Garza Hernandez

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Re: M8 parallel to M9 installation
Posted: Dec 9, 2012 11:31 PM
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I'll tell you about my own experience on this matter. I'm usually running Mathematica on a Mac OS X, but still have a home license on a PC under Windows Vista, both with Mathematica version 8.0.4. So, I thought I might as well experiment with the PC, since it is not my main computer. What I did is 1) rename the folder ProgramFiles|WolframResearch|Mathematica to ProgramFiles|WolframResearch|Mathematica_8. In this way, if you want to run the original Mathematica 8 you no longer can use the shortcuts, and you must go to ProgramFiles|WolframResearch|Mathematica_8|8.0.4 and double-click the Mathematica file. This will open Mathematica v.8.0.4 and you can work as usual. 2) Download and install Mathematica 9 from the WRI portal. You'll end up with two folders in ProgramFiles|WolframResearch: one is Mathematica_8 and the other is Mathematica (this being version 9). Clicking the Start button will show the shortcut Wolfram Mathematica 9.Now: if you click the shortcut in the Start men=u this will open Mathematica 9, and if you open any of your notebooks, it will come with the new stylesheet, but you'll be gently prompted to answer whether you want to keep that stylesheet or revert to the original one --- you may review it and then it's up to you. You may still wish to use Mathematica 8. Then, first open it (you'll have to do it as explained in step 1) above) and from the main menu File|Open the notebook you want to work with. Things will be as usual. Don't double-click the notebook directly from the Windows Explorer, because it will be opened with Mathematica 9 by default.

> From:
> Subject: Re: M8 parallel to M9 installation
> To:
> Date: Sun, 9 Dec 2012 10:58:12 -0500
> Did you find out if this is possible? I want and need to do the same
> thing.
> Thanks
> Prof. Jake
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Reinhard Simonovits []
> Sent: Sunday, December 02, 2012 4:58 AM
> To:
> Subject: M8 parallel to M9 installation
> Hi,
> soon I will receive a M9 copy on my Window laptop.
> A lot of code is running on M8. So I don't want to have M8 uninstalled when
> M9 is being installed.
> I would like to have both on my machine, M8 and M9.
> Do you know if there is an option on the M9 installer menue to have M8
> untouched?
> If not is there a work around?
> Liebe Gr=FC=DFe, Best wishes, Reinhard
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> Mathematics Grazbachgasse 71 | Heinrichstrasse 36
> A-8010 Graz, Austria
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