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Description: Updates are released several times a year. It is beneficial to always be on the most recent version, as updates contain fixes and enhancements to keep up with newly released display firmware and enhance the users overall experience with SMS.
Before users begin the updating process it is recommended to first create a back-up(s) of all project(s). Users can create a back-up by opening a project and going to ‘Services->Back-up/Restore->Back-up Project Data now’. Creating a back-up will ensure that your data is safe should something go wrong during the migration.
Step 2 (SMS Advanced Only)
Advanced users will also want to make sure that all projects are checked back in before the update process is started. Data will not be migrated if a project is checked out at the time of the update.
Once the data has been backed up, users have several methods to update to the next version.
Option 1 (Windows 7, 8, and 10)
Check for Updates (Internet Connection Required)
**If installing v15.5 or newer on a Windows Vista operating system this option will not work. Vista users will need to utilize option 2**
Option 2 (Windows Vista, 7, 8, and 10)
Manual Installation from web (Internet Connection Required for Download)
Option 3 (Windows Vista, 7, 8, and 10)
Using Ag Leader provided USB
Once the installation is complete, open the SMS software
You will now be prompted to start the migration process. Click ok to start the migration. You will need to do this step to covert the data already contained in the system to the data structure of the new version. You will not be able to access your information on the new version until the data has been migrated.
Migration can take several hours or even just a few minutes depending on your computer, the number of files, and overall amount of data that needs to be migrated.
You will want to make sure the computer stays fully powered throughout the migration process and does not go to sleep.
Once the migration completes the software will restart and all of your information should now be migrated and accessible just like it was on the previous version.
Please contact Technical Support if you encounter problems while updating
Content last reviewed on: 6/20/16
Reviewed by: SSW