By: Kris Houser
Abstract: This update applies to RAD Studio 2007, C++Builder 2007, and Delphi for Win32 2007.
This file contains important supplementary information that might not appear in the main product documentation. CodeGear recommends that you read this file in its entirety.
This document refers to "the product" when the information applies to all three personalities in CodeGear RAD Studio 2007: Delphi 2007 for Win32, Delphi 2007 for .NET, and C++Builder 2007.
For general information about installation, deployment, and licensing, see the Install, Deploy, and License files located, by default, at C:\Program Files\CodeGear\RAD Studio\5.0.
The December Update for Codegear RAD Studio 2007 is an MSI-based patch that will NOT uninstall/re-install the product.
If you selected "Check for Updates Automatically" when you installed the product, you should automatically be notified when an update is available for download. Click the notification and follow the instructions to download and install the Update.
For more information on using the Auto Update mechanism (using Update 1), see http://dn.codegear.com/article/36611/.
If you don't receive an automatic notification about the update, you can check for updates manually:
The December Update is also available for download from the registered users download pages as follows:
Download RADStudioDec2007setup.exe to your computer and run it to install the update.
Note: This update process might take twenty minutes or more to complete. You should avoid stopping the Update installation once it has started.
The update is a single EXE that does binary patching of the existing files on your machine. When it installs, it is doing an actual patching and altering of the existing files in your setup. It expects that you have official, "released-by-us files on your machine". Therefore, if you have applied Andreas Hausladen's "Unofficial RAD Studio 2007 Patch" then you will have to uninstall that patch before applying this official patch. His patch alters "official" files, and thus the installer will not be able to work right with the altered files. REPEAT: YOU MUST UNINSTALL ANDREAS'S PATCH BEFORE APPLYING THE OFFICIAL UPDATE FROM US.
We have found that installing this patch on Windows Vista™ can take longer than installs done on XP. Installation of this patch on systems running the Windows Vista™ operating system can require a substantial amount of time. On some older systems, the install might take over 3 hours. The Validating Install step takes the majority of the time. In this step, the install is accessing the registry and verifying the integrity of the installed files. These processes take considerably longer on Vista than on Windows XP or Windows 2000.
If you need to uninstall the patch, you must uninstall the entire product and reinstall the RTM build. NOTE WELL: This means that you cannot uninstall just the patch. If you wish to revert back to a pre-patch state, you must uninstall the entire product and then reinstall it.
The RAD Studio November update contains fixes for approximately 280 problems in many product areas, including:
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