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    Would like to start testing HS4

    I have VMWare virtual machines, one is running HS3 and the other is for development. On the Development machine, I would like to run HS4, I have a license for it. How would the current HS react to the other machine having HS4 on it? Would it disable a license on HS3. For people that have done this, what do you suggest?
    Thanks

    #2
    It will not disable the license but you should not have both running at the same time. Just shut down HS3 while you are trying stuff out with HS4. You can switch back and forth.

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      #3
      Thanks mulu. Curiosity, why not?

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        #4
        Well, you could have one event on HS3 do something which then triggers an event on HS4 which triggers an event on HS3, etc. I don't think anything catastrophic would happen but frankly I never tried. I always just used either one or the other. Btw, if you have z-wave devices or other devices that have been paired and you want to use those devices it's probably best if you copy HS3 to your new VM and then upgrade from HS3 to HS4.

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          #5
          thanks again. I was planning to use this procedure from HS. hopefully it is still valid as an upgrade:

          Backing up HS3
          1. It is essential that you create a copy of your entire HomeSeer HS3 program folder. The default file path is C:\Program Files (x86)\HomeSeer HS3, be sure to make a note of the install location. Save this copy on your desktop or a flash drive (or both). If this initial copy is not created and something goes wrong in the upgrade process, you will need to recreate your setup in HS4.
          2. Within your HomeSeer HS3 program folder, open the Config folder and delete users.cfg and users.cfg.temp. Depending on whether file extensions are hidden or exposed on your PC, you may instead see the files above or users and users.cfg. If so, delete these two files.
          3. In the HS3 web interface, navigate to Tools > Setup, then locate theConfiguration section. Make a note of the .hsd file currently selected in the drop-down menu and do not change it.
          4. Finally, shut down the HS3 software.
          Installing and Setting up HS4 (Preferred Method)
          1. Using this method you will end up with an HS4 system that has all of your plugins installed and configured. If for some reason HS4 does not start or your data is not imported correctly, uninstall HS4 and try the alternate method.
          2. Uninstall HS3 from Add/Remove programs. Select No when prompted to remove HomeSeer HS3 settings and temporary files. This will prevent the removal of anything you added to your system such as plugins, data, or config files.
          3. Now run the HS4 installer and when it asks for a target directory, select the folder where HS3 is installed. By default this would be C:\Program Files (x86)\HomeSeer HS3
          4. Complete the HS4 install.
          5. A shortcut to the HS4.exe will be on your desktop so launch that. You should be brought to the license registration page where you can enter your license.
          6. After HS4 starts, go into Setup then click the Edit Config button and select your HS3 config to IMPORT it. It will be named something with .hsd and Import in the name. This will bring in your devices and events.
          7. NOTE: If you are having trouble viewing devices in HomeSeer Mobile, make sure the user you are logging in with, typically MyHS, is added as a User in HS4.

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