As every user who has download access to Mathematica 9 for Windows from the Wolfram User Portal should know by now, a new version of Mathematica 9 has been made available for download.
This new version is virtually identical in terms of the resulting Mathematica installation. The major difference is in how the installer itself behaves while installing the application. The installer now attempts rather aggressively to resolve potential issues with font installation which may have created the preconditions for the blue screen system crash. All of the data we're getting back from users and from internal testing now indicates that this is fixing the problem.
As for side-by-side installations, it has always been and continues to be possible to install and run older versions of Mathematica along-side newer ones. The main caveats here are that the old one should actually work in your environment (e.g., some very old copies of Mathematica aren't compatible with modern operating systems), and that the number of concurrent processes you're allowed to run under your license is tracked across all versions of Mathematica.
John Fultz email@example.com User Interface Group Wolfram Research, Inc.
On Dec 4, 2012, at 3:07 AM, Prof. Jake <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> When you say "patch" are you taking about a patch for Mathematica of for > you OS? And in another posting, did you say that you were able to keep a > version on your computer and that they all worked? > > Thanks > Prof. Jake > > -----Original Message----- > From: Andre Koppel [mailto:email@example.com] > Sent: Monday, December 03, 2012 4:04 AM > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Subject: Re: Mathematica 188.8.131.52 for windows crash > > Because of this Bug I have lost 2 complete working days. I have upgraded > 3 different Windows-7/64 System from Mathematica 8 to 9. > Every system crashes with a Blue Screen (have never seen this for years) > during several operations. It wasn't in my mind that Mathematica may cause > these crashes so I have searched for virusses, hardware-problems, installed > backups and so on, grmbl. > After installing the patch the systems do work stable right now Regards > Andre > > Am 03.12.2012 09:31, schrieb George Woodrow III: > >> george >> On Dec 1, 2012, at 4:37 AM, Guillermo Sanchez > <email@example.com> wrote: >> >>> Hi group >>> I installed Mathematica 184.108.40.206 in a Core I7 with OS windows 8 Pro. I >>> have to uninstalled Mathematica 8.0.4 (that worked fine). Since I > installed Math 9 my computer crashed always that I run Mathemica 8 with the > forgotten event Blue screen Have other users got the same experience? >>> Guillermo >>> >> > > > >