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#436732 - 11/05/17 07:39 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] band in a Box 2012.5 and say 2017
Rich35 Offline

Registered: 10/28/17
Posts: 13
Loc: Central New York State

Hi All
1 Question is I have 2012.5 edition of band in a Box ,If I upgrade to 2017 or 2018
Band in a box ,do I erase 2012.5 or does the newer add to older if that makes since ? 2 And also if 2012.5 works on my computers will 2017 or 2018 work as Smooth

#436737 - 11/05/17 08:24 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: band in a Box 2012.5 and say 2017 [Re: Rich35]
Pipeline Offline

Registered: 02/05/15
Posts: 2244
It will update the C:\bb folder with the newer version and create a backup of 2012.
It should run fine on all PCs.

#436738 - 11/05/17 08:26 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: band in a Box 2012.5 and say 2017 [Re: Rich35]
Matt Finley Offline

Registered: 07/12/00
Posts: 16982
Loc: Hudson Valley & Lake George NY
Part one, just add. Most of us install new versions over older, to keep any custom styles and bonus pacs.

Part two, probably. The demands on computer resources of the last few versions are somewhat greater. There are some settings to consider if you have any trouble.
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#436960 - 11/07/17 11:59 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: band in a Box 2012.5 and say 2017 [Re: Rich35]
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Registered: 12/29/16
Posts: 156
Loc: UK
Before I bought BB2017UPP I had the use of someones 2008. ;-) I thought it was very clever and would suit what i do. However when i got the new one I couldnt believe how far it had come. So much more and all those Real tracks in addition to midi ones. Word of warning. Im glad I stumped up for the Ultra pack to get all this lovely stuff. Buying say tge Pro might disappoint in shortage of Goodies.
Me? Cant wait til 2018 comes out.
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