How to update Pycharm?

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What is the standard/correct procedure to update a licensed installation of pycharm in windows (i.e should I uninstall Pycharm 1.2 before executing the Pycharm 1.2.1 update?).

I could not find precise instructions in pycharm help.

Thanks

Joaquin

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Hi,

You can have multiple versions of PyCharm installed in parallel. You can

uninstall PyCharm 1.2 before you install PyCharm 1.2.1, or after that, or

keep both - whatever you like.

I think this should be combined with some option to easily remove the previous version when updating if you don't actually want several versions installed. As it is, I hesitate to update because I don't want to go through the uninstall-install cycle, and I certainly don't want several versions around (that might get confusing). The goal should be "fire and forget"-updating. :-)

/Daniel

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Hello joaquin,

You can have multiple versions of PyCharm installed in parallel. You can

uninstall PyCharm 1.2 before you install PyCharm 1.2.1, or after that, or

keep both - whatever you like.

What is the standard/correct procedure to update a licensed

installation of pycharm in windows (i.e should I uninstall Pycharm 1.2

before executing the Pycharm 1.2.1 update?).

I could not find precise instructions in pycharm help.

--

Dmitry Jemerov

Development Lead

JetBrains, Inc.

http://www.jetbrains.com/

"Develop with Pleasure!"

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Someone told me to update PyCharm so I went to the Help dropdown and looked but there is no option.  Why not?  

PS: Searching help for update version brings me to pages of irrelevant hits.

PPS:  The reason I needed to update PyCharm is tried to start using PyCharm again after a long period of time resorting to vim and term because I have trouble using PyCharm, and ran into a bug in the old version.  This isn't the way to treat a paying customer who is trying to become dependent on your platform again.

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What OS do you use?
On macOS, the update action is under PyCharm in the main menu.

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