8.1 and 8.2 on windows 10 machine?

    Oct 14 2021 | 3:06 pm
    Hello, Is it possible to have 2 separate Max versions on a windows machine? I don't want to fully commit yet to 8.2? Thx! B

    • Oct 14 2021 | 3:16 pm
      yes. before installing the update rename the folder containing the Max.exe from Max 8, to something like Max 8.1.11, then install the update. This folder should be in some path like c:/program files/cycling 74/
    • Oct 14 2021 | 3:22 pm
      Great, thank You!
    • Oct 14 2021 | 5:13 pm
      in the other order, it doesn't seem possible.
      I installed 8.2, thinking that it will not destroy 8.1.11.. .It should be my fault but I thought I ask for another folder.; nevermind. I wanted to reinstall 8.1.11 for some bug hunting.. Install impossible. because 8.2 is already on the computer, the install of 8.1.11 closed with this kind of message.. It's not a big problem..but I have to unsinstall 8.2 / reinstall 8.1.11/ reinstall 8.2.
    • Oct 15 2021 | 9:27 am
      .. Here, with windows 10, if 8.1.11 and 8.2 are installed in the same computer and you go in setting "install or desinstall programs" (don't know the name in english) only 8.2 is listed..
    • Oct 15 2021 | 9:41 am
      On windows one should not install Max if one wants to work with multiple versions. Rather extract msi installer into some directory, and move or copy max folder to wished location, renaming main folder to reflect version, like Max-8111 for example. That way that install-deinstall-reinstall windows mess does not know anything about max installation.
      check msiexec syntax for that.
      I copy all DLLs that would get installed into system to Max folder itself. And at the end all max 8 versions share same user preferences, db etc etc files, so it can happen that things get messed up when using different max 8 versions.
    • Oct 15 2021 | 10:14 am
      yes, it's should be more "user friendly" to install several versions in the same time. I bet my "error 126 loading external XXX" is related to this double install 8.1.11/8.2..
      So, excuse me if I don't understand well the procedure, what do I have to do for a clean uninstall of 8;2 and 8.11.11 and a clean reinstall of both ? How do I "extract msi installer" ? Even when I say to the installer to install somewhere else 8.1.11, when I install 8.2 after, saying the installer to install elsewhere, the 8.1.11 folder is deleted...I never saw programs that act like that..
    • Oct 15 2021 | 10:52 am
      I can't help you with deinstalling any version of Max. When that gets nuts once, deinstaller can't find uninstall files etc, only deep registry cleanup etc can fix that. I have no time to teach Windows System Management, sorry. Extracting msi installer means that files that would get installed will only get extracted somewhere, without windows taking notice of it.
      Google msiexec to read the instructions.
      this is an example : msiexec /a PathToMSIFile /qb TARGETDIR=FolderToExtractTo run that from elevated command prompt Screenshot of such extracted max installation.
      One renames Max 8 folder to eg Max-8111 and move ALL AND ONLY DLLs that can be found in root, System64 and Win/System64 folders directly to Max Folder. 5.8 MB Installer actually installs that DLLs into system. You don't need to install that.
    • Oct 15 2021 | 11:24 am
      I didn't ask window teaching .... =) but it was strange that with 8.1.11/8/2 installed on the same machine, here, only 8.2 is listed in the "uninstall program list" in the window setting. So for 8.1.11 I just deleted the folders and run ccleaner, I don't know if it's enough...anyway
      I tried to extract with :
      msiexec /a C:\Users\schlam\Downloads\Max8111_x64_210413 /qb TARGETDIR=C:\Users\schlam\Downloads\8111install
      error : "impossible to open this installation package..."
    • Oct 15 2021 | 12:28 pm
      solved..I don't know how :/ deleting everything / CCleaner / reinstall
    • Oct 15 2021 | 2:58 pm
      error is due to missing installer extension .msi
      msiexec /a C:\Users\schlam\Downloads\Max8111_x64_210413.msi
      I don't know why windows hides extensions for "known" file types by default, and why people keep that settings unchanged.
    • Oct 29 2021 | 4:41 pm
      Here, with windows 10, if 8.1.11 and 8.2 are installed in the same computer and you go in setting "install or desinstall programs" (don't know the name in english) only 8.2 is listed..
    • Oct 29 2021 | 6:01 pm
      Yes. same problem here..