158. How do I install update patches for Band-in-a-Box®, RealTracks, and RealDrums?

Update patches for Band-in-a-Box® can be downloaded from http://www.pgmusic.com/support_windowsupdates.htm.

RealTracks and RealDrums updates: http://www.pgmusic.com/support_windows_realdrums.htm.

RealBand updates: http://www.pgmusic.com/support_windows_realband.htm.

  1. Download the file and 'Save to disk'. You can save the file to your desktop or to your preferred folder for saving downloads.
  2. Make sure Band-in-a-Box® is closed, otherwise the update will not work.
  3. Double-click on the downloaded file and follow the prompts. When you get to the screen asking you to select the destination directory, make sure that your Band-in-a-Box® folder is selected. This is usually C:\bb, although it's quite possible that you have Band-in-a-Box® installed somewhere else. If you installed Band-in-a-Box® from a disc or downloaded installer, the patch should be able to locate the correct folder automatically.

    If you are running Band-in-a-Box® directly from an external hard drive you have purchased from PG Music, the destination folder will usually be X:\bb (replace X with whatever your USB drive letter is), or it may in some cases be X:\PGMusic\Programs\bb. The patch will not normally be able to locate the bb folder on the hard drive automatically, you will need to point it there.

  4. Some patches may also want your RealTracks and RealDrums folder locations. This is the folder that the "RealTracks" and "Drums" subfolders are located in, which is usually the same as your Band-in-a-Box® folder. In other words, with a default installation, X:\bb would be entered in all three fields (replace X by your drive letter).

The RealTracks updates are combined updates for a number of different RealTracks Sets. You can still use these updates if you don't have all of the Sets listed - only the RealTracks that you already have installed will be updated.

After installing the update patch, launch Band-in-a-Box® and go to Help | About Band-in-a-Box® to make sure that it installed properly.

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Alyssa - PG Music