Uninstall old version before installing new?
Michael D. Doubet
I’m on 6.8.3 which is wonderful. I found it while trying to find a way to make my default Notepad in Windows 10 come up saving in UTF-8 instead of ANSI. It’s 2015, I doubt if most people even know what ANSI is. But this one forum had a solution, and he gave all the details of registry edits and so forth but then he said “Why go through all that when you could just download Notepad++?” So I followed his link, and Notepad++ saves in UTF-8 by default, but you can change it in preferences if you don’t like that.
However I see that 6.8.6 is out and though I also saw that auto updater will take effect in a few more days, I am thinking about just doing a manual update. I found no instructions so I wonder if I am supposed to uninstall 6.8.3 and then install 6.8.6, or if it is preferred that I just wait till the auto updater works. I notice that in my"?" menu there is no check for updates, or anything referring to updates like some people mention here in the forum? I wonder if that’s an issue or if it will magically appear when the week is up and auto updater is ready to do it’s thing?
Manual updates are perfectly fine and you don’t have to uninstall old versions.
I notice that in my"?" menu there is no check for updates
You either just have the standalone version of N++ (which does not auto-update) or during the installation you didn’t select the “automatically check for updates” option.