I Need Two Run Two Versions of Software. Windows Instaler Will not Let

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    I Need Two Run Two Versions of Software. Windows Instaler Will not Let


    I run HPTuners
    Tuning and Diagnostics software for my vehicles.
    They have since came out with a completely new platform V3.0xxx.
    On one vehicle I have all set on V2.0.xxx and to migrate it to V3.0.xxx would be a disaster.

    In Win7 its a matter of renaming the v2.0.xxx folder in Program Files(x86) to HPTuners_old. Then create a shortcut to activate the older version.
    Then install V3.0.xxx as normal.

    I have tried stopping the windows installer in services, renaming folder, but its no good. I keep getting "There is a newer version, uninstall it, yadda yadda.

    Is there any help for this?
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    You can use a program called "Sandboxie". It let's you create virtual environments, so called sandboxes. Within those sandboxes you can install a program independently from your real system. E. g. I use it for having two different configurations of Mp3Tag, one for my music collection (UTF-16 tags) on my hard drive and one for mp3's that I've converted for my car stereo which needs Iso compatible tags in order to display tags. This way I don't need to reconfigure Mp3Tag whenever I want to tag mp3's for my car stereo.

    There is a basic version that comes for free (with restrictions) and a full featured paid version.
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  3. gapi's Avatar
    Posts : 33
    Win 10 Pro 64x
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    Thank You, I wound up uninstalling the newer version. Installing the older which has the option of where to install. The newer version does not have this option.
    So I installed the old version to a folder name unlike the default, then let the newer version do its thing..
    I'm good now, thanks.
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