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Question: How do I install a new build of Foxhound 5?
Question: How do I upgrade to a new build of Foxhound 5?

Answer: This article describes how to upgrade an existing copy of Foxhound 5 to a new build of Foxhound 5; e.g., Update 1.

First, you must run the Foxhound 5 "unsetup process"

There are three ways to run the unsetup process:
  • Click on start - All Programs - Foxhound5 - 10 Unsetup Foxhound,
  • - or - use the Control Panel - Add or Remove Programs dialog to remove Foxhound Version 5,

  • - or - run this command: MsiExec.exe /X{B0FE1886-2DBE-4269-8EBD-2A3EF45C4EF5}

The unsetup process doesn't actually delete the existing database file foxhound5.db; that file is overwritten after the data is upgraded (copied) during the post-setup process when you reinstall Foxhound.

Here's what you see when you click on start - All Programs - Foxhound5 - Tools - Unsetup Foxhound:

Unsetup Foxhound Version 5

Second, install the new build of Foxhound 5.

Here's how to install Foxhound 5 without losing any of your data:
  1. Run the new Installshield setup you have downloaded (see How do I install Foxhound?).

  2. The post-setup process will ask how much data you want to preserve; just press Enter for ALL data:
    Post-Setup Process for Foxhound Version 5.0
    *** Checking for a post-setup path parameter...
    *** A post-setup path parameter was provided...
    ***                   Foxhound 5.0.xxxx
    *** Here's where Foxhound is being installed:
    *** C:\ProgramData\RisingRoad\Foxhound5\
    *** Starting the Foxhound 5,0.xxxx post-setup process...
    *** Creating foxhound5.db.5,0.xxxx.ORIGINAL_COPY...
    *** Checking for an existing Foxhound5 installation...
    ***  ...yes, there is an existing Foxhound5 installation.
    *** Checking if the existing data should be upgraded...
    ***  ...yes, the existing Foxhound5 data should be upgraded.
    *** PLEASE READ THIS, AND CONFIRM OR CHANGE **********************
    *** "FOXHOUND5UPGRADE" specifies how much data is to be upgraded.
    *** If you want to CHANGE the setting, type in a new value...
    ***    ALL       - upgrade all the data
    ***    OPTIONS   - no samples, just the Foxhound options
    ***    yyyymmdd  - options plus samples since yyyymmdd
    ***    nnn       - options plus last nnn days of samples
    ***    NOTHING   - don't upgrade any data
    *** and press Enter to continue.
    *** If you LIKE the current setting...
    ***    FOXHOUND5UPGRADE=ALL which means upgrade all the data
    *** just press Enter.

    For more information about how FOXHOUND5UPGRADE works see Foxhound Help - FOXHOUND5UPGRADE.

  3. When you restart Foxhound you will not be asked to provide a registration key.

Caution: If you are running Foxhound as a service, stop the service before installing the new version. The installation process needs to stop and restart the existing Foxhound database, and it probably won't be able to do that if it's already running as a service.

Caution: If you are using the Windows Task Scheduler to take regular backups of your Foxhound database using the $backup_foxhound5.bat file you should reboot your computer after installing a new version of Foxhound.

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