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is there a way to install an updated version of an application alongside the old version of the application (i.e., without uninstalling the old version)?

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closed as not a real question by afrazier, Sathya Mar 1 '11 at 18:35

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what OS? Which application? – Nishant Mar 1 '11 at 4:59
any application and any – paramasivam Mar 1 '11 at 5:17
Too vague. You need to provide some parameters, otherwise the only reasonable answer is "Maybe. It depends." – afrazier Mar 1 '11 at 14:36

Also, look into 'application virtualization' - solving this problem is one of the reasons it exists.

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If you find, in your unstated application, that you cannot, try installing the new version on a virtual pc.

it also might pay to state why you want to do this?

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