Instructions for upgrading from a previous Calibration Control
Follow these instructions to ensure a clean migration from a previous version of
5.x to the most current version. Unlike 5.4 and earlier, 5.5 and later store program,
settings files using a method compliant with Windows Vista and 7 in addition to XP.
Step 1: Backup Your Data
Be safe and backup your data just in case something goes wrong. See the help
backing up a database file in the help section.
Step 2: Uninstall Previous Version
Although the current version should automatically uninstall previous versions, uninstalling
version first will ensure this is true. The data file (apecal.mdb) or data stored on
will not be affected.
Step 3: New Product Key
You will need a new product key but the current version will be fully functional
for the 30-day trial
Step 4: Download and Install
Whether you have a new product key or not, you can still
download the newest
Calibration Control (sign-in required) and it will remain fully functional for 30 days.
to follow the instructions on the download page relating to the Microsoft prerequisites.
version will not erase any of your data but it should uninstall the previous version automatically.
Step 5: Using Your Existing Database
The current version can import the 4.x data and upgrade the 5.x database to the
Move the current database to a new location or tell Calibration Control where the current data
(e.g., network server).
If maintaining the database file in a central location, like a network server, or
when using a SQL Server,
start Calibration Control and follow the prompts for connecting to the existing database.
Calibration Control should be able to find the previous databases. If it cannot, it will
ask for help.
If Calibration Control needs help finding the database,
find the current
database file (apecal.mdb) and move it to the new default data folder in one of these two
depending on your operating system:
- Windows XP
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\Ape Software\Calibration Control\
- Windows Vista and 7
C:\Users\Public\Documents\Ape Software\Calibration Control\
Start Calibration Control and it should find the database.
Final Step: Removing Extra Files
After the new copy of Calibration Control is up and running, you may want to clean
up your hard drive by
removing any remaining settings files left behind by the previous versions. Find these
files in one
or both of the following folders:
- In Windows XP systems, Calibration Control stored the program, settings, and data
files all in the same
folder located at: C:\Program Files\Ape Software\CCV5. You can delete this folder
in it after moving your apecal.mdb database file.
- In Windows Vista and 7 systems, Calibration Control stored the program files in the
same folder as the XP
systems (above) but stored the settings and data files in the folder identified in our
Locate Your Database help topic. You can delete this
everything in it after moving your apecal.mdb database file.
Last updated: 27 Feb 2017