Upgrading to 8 to install on new laptop

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Roger Pitot | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Nov 15 2018 7:21 AM

I have searched the forums but cannot find the right way to do this. 

Today I bought a new laptop with a hard drive and an SSD. I want to upgrade to Logos 8 and install it onto my new laptop only. I think I must do the following:

1. Log in and download Logos 8 onto the SSD (will the installation give me that option?)

2. Copy all resources to the SSD (?) or the Hard drive?

(Must I copy before installing to avoid downloading 3,000 resources and if so to which directory?)

Q. How do I get my notes, layouts, preferences, etc? Will update or sync take care of that?

I will tackle this over the weekend, so any assistance will be much appreciated.

Roger

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Levi Durfey | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 15 2018 7:28 AM

Roger Pitot:

2. Copy all resources to the SSD (?) or the Hard drive?

(Must I copy before installing to avoid downloading 3,000 resources and if so to which directory?)

Instructions for copying Logos resources to avoid redownloading are here: https://wiki.logos.com/Quick_Installation_onto_multiple_computers

Roger Pitot:
Q. How do I get my notes, layouts, preferences, etc? Will update or sync take care of that?

Yes, all the user-created data will sync after installation.

Hope this helps!

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 15 2018 7:29 AM

Roger Pitot:
Today I bought a new laptop with a hard drive and an SSD. I want to upgrade to Logos 8 and install it onto my new laptop only

To ensure I understand.

Do you mean you want to continue with Logos 7 on your earlier systems?

If so, you would need to do some configuration changes there as once you purchase the Logos 8 upgrade it will, by default, load onto all your systems.

Roger Pitot:
1. Log in and download Logos 8 onto the SSD (will the installation give me that option?)

Details of determining which drive the software installs to are at https://wiki.logos.com/Install_in_different_folder_or_drive#Custom_Installation 

Roger Pitot:

2. Copy all resources to the SSD (?) or the Hard drive?

(Must I copy before installing to avoid downloading 3,000 resources and if so to which directory?)

If you want to avoid the download of your resources have a look at https://wiki.logos.com/Quick_Installation_onto_multiple_computers 

Roger Pitot:
Q. How do I get my notes, layouts, preferences, etc? Will update or sync take care of that?

Yes - sync will handle that

If you could explain a bit more of what you are trying to achieve we may be able to advise more specifically.

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Roger Pitot | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 15 2018 8:29 AM

Thanks for this.

I will not keep 7 on my old laptop once I am happy that all is fine with 8 on the new one.

I will follow method 2 on the wiki to avoid downloading resources.

Should I then copy the resources onto the SSD to speed up searches and guides?

Thanks again

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 15 2018 8:44 AM

Roger Pitot:
Should I then copy the resources onto the SSD to speed up searches and guides?

Having Logos on your SSD should certainly give you better performance.

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 15 2018 10:29 AM

Roger Pitot:

I will follow method 2 on the wiki to avoid downloading resources.

Should I then copy the resources onto the SSD to speed up searches and guides?

Suggest installing Logos 8 on SSD. Scan command copies licensed resources into your Logos 8 installation (so not need to copy resources to SSD prior to using Scan command).

Personally have used USB drives and Network shared folders for Scan command source.

Keep Smiling Smile

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 17 2018 8:02 PM

Roger Pitot:

I will follow method 2 on the wiki to avoid downloading resources.

Should I then copy the resources onto the SSD to speed up searches and guides?

To clarify this:

  • Method 2 avoids indexing and downloading
  • Method 3 avoids downloading, but resources have to be indexed.
  • With both methods, you must select a Custom installation, and then you can choose to install Logos onto the SSD e.g. enter  D:\ if it is on the D drive.
  • when you complete either Method, your installation and resources are on the SSD!

I suggest you use Method 3 as it is less prone to error.

Dave
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