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    #31
    OK. Thanks! I only have an upgrade license so I would have to run both HS3 and HS4 on the same machine as I understand it. The only thing I know at this time is that HS4 won't run Ultra CID which I use to announce caller ID names and to block certain callers. I would strip HS3 down to only running that plug-in.

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      #32
      No, you don't have to run on the same machine just because you have an upgrade license. When you license HS4, it will recognize your license number as an upgrade and ask you to enter your HS3 license number and password. This does not have to be done on the same machine you already have HS3 installed on, but can be, as long as you don't run both at the same time. You can move HS3 (or HS4) to a new machine and run both at the same time on separate machines, however, because you purchased an upgrade, I suspect you'd be in violation of the upgrade license terms. Nothing technical that I know of to stop you but you may want to run it by HST.
      "if I have seen further [than others], it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." --Sir Isaac Newton (1675)

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        #33
        If I run HS3 and HS4 on the same machine but only have a few events and devices on HS3 to support the Ultra CID plugin and nothing else would there be a conflict, or would I have to run them on separate machines?

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          #34
          I don't think you can run HS3 and HS4 on the same machine at the same time but I'd ask support to be sure. Even if you could, I still think you might be on the edge of violating the upgrade license terms. Again, I'd discuss with HST.
          "if I have seen further [than others], it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." --Sir Isaac Newton (1675)

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            #35
            HS3 and HS4 can both reside on the same server. They can both run at the same time as long as each has its own webserver, HSTouch and speaker ports. Any hardware interfaces such as Z-Wave, Zigbee, etc can only connect to one instance at a time. HS3 and HS4 can both connect to the same interfaces, just not both at the same time.

            You can keep a fully configured instance of both on the same machine, but it will take special configuration for them to run simultaneously.
            HS4 Pro, 4.2.18.3 Windows 10 pro, Supermicro LP Xeon

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              #36
              Good to know randy. Makes sense as long as care is taken to not overlap or conflict for resources.
              "if I have seen further [than others], it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." --Sir Isaac Newton (1675)

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                #37
                Originally posted by randy View Post
                I can confirm that if you want your new HS4 installation in a properly named directory you can
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                • Rename directory \HomeSeer HS3\ to \HomeSeer HS4\
                • Install HS4 choosing the new destination directory
                • ...
                I had to fix several Events that has hard coded paths to scripts in HomeSeer HS3. I couldn't find any paths in the .ini files, ...
                Randy, I'm getting ready to take the plunge and have a question about the renaming process. One of the points the HST instructions mentions regarding the in-place process:
                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.‚Äč
                I did a text search of all my (ini, etc.) files for my current HS3 directory and my hsd file apparently has it embedded. Not sure what it needs it for or even if it is used for anything essential. Further, that path may get changed automatically when selected in the "Edit Config" action. Do you remember this step and whether or not that was one of the hard coded paths you had to deal with?

                Thanks
                Gary

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