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Newer Version Available

The Installation Manager has detected a newer version of SolidWorks products. You can choose to install the version contained in the original installation DVD or download, or you can choose to download and install the newer version.

If You Are Installing from a DVD

Under Would you like to use the newer version?, choose one of the following:
  • No, continue installing version from this DVD. You can update afterwards with a smaller download.

    Select this option to continue with the installation using the current Installation Manager.

    After the installation completes, you can check for and install updates using the Installation Manager. To check for updates, run Start > SolidWorks Installation Manager > Check for Updates.

    The advantage is that this results in a smaller download. The disadvantages are that this is a two-step process and the files that you download are version specific (and cannot be shared by other users using different versions).

  • Yes, perform installation using this DVD, then download and update to version.

    Select this option to download and run a later version of the Installation Manager to install SolidWorks products for that version.

    If a small Service Pack release is available to update the DVD version, Installation Manager first will install the original version from the DVD and then apply the Service Pack update. This results in a smaller download.

    You can achieve the same result by selecting the option to continue installing from the DVD and then applying the update at a later date.

    The advantage of this option is that it is a one-step process.

In most cases, installing the full version from the DVD and then using the Installation Manager to check for and install updates is preferred because it requires smaller downloads.

If You Are Installing from a Download

Choose one of the following:
  • Continue installing version.

    Select this option to continue installing the version contained in the initial download.

  • Download and install a new version: version

    Select this option to download the new version and install that. If there are multiple new versions available, you can select the version to download and install.



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