in-place upgrade

in-place upgrade

The installation of an operating system or application on the computer without removing the older version first and without saving any data beyond normal precautions. In-place installations of operating systems have a tendency to cause problems, especially if the new version is very different from the previous one. For example, in-place upgrades are recommended when migrating from Windows Vista to Windows 7, but not from Windows XP. In that case, a "clean install" is recommended, whereby all user data have to be saved externally and restored after the installation, and all applications have to be re-installed. Contrast with clean install.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
In addition to corporate changes such as mergers and acquisitions, organizations may need to restructure Active Directory in response to security concerns, regulatory requirements about separation of lines of business, or as part of a planned "second surgery" after an in-place upgrade from Windows NT.
The breadth of built-in capabilities included with the DSR4500X -- coupled with ability to accept software code downloads via satellite -- means that the unit can accommodate ESPN's current program lineup and distribution model as well as providing an in-place upgrade path to future applications.
lt;p>Because Windows 7E could only be offered in a so-called "full" version that required a clean install -- an in-place upgrade would have left IE on users' PCs -- Microsoft had planned to sell only those full, or non-upgrade, editions in Europe, but at the upgrade versions' prices.
By using Double-Take to replicate and failover 223Gb+ of data from the Exchange 2000 servers to the new 2003 servers, we were able to perform an in-place upgrade without any impact to our 1600+ users.
That's because Vista allows an in-place upgrade from XP (something Windows 7 doesn't support), and Windows 7 offers the same for Vista users.
2 to ViewStar BPM including strategies for BPM configuration options and the advantages and issues involved with an in-place upgrade versus a new BPM installation.
0 greatly simplifies major upgrades by removing the need for the "dump/load data" procedure required in prior versions and instead performs an in-place upgrade, which is much easier and faster.
ACS' NTX-U20 controllers are an in-place upgrade solution for the D20 I/O panels, delivering significant cost savings versus full D20 replacement because they mount directly to the existing WESTERM termination panels used by the D20.
Office 365 is commanding the attention of businesses worldwide, and while it's certainly worthy of the attention, moving to cloud services is not like performing an in-place upgrade of an on-premise server," explained Hill.
Whether consumers will upgrade their PCs rather than buy new ones is another matter, especially since upgrading from XP requires a reinstallation rather than an in-place upgrade.
In the case of Exchange 2007, he said, "technically the work required to provide this capability is consistent with the work we would need to do to support an in-place upgrade of Exchange itself.
Work has been done to enable in-place upgrades and to facilitate preemptive technical support.