FAQ: Auto-Updating MicroBase Professional

  If you already own a MicroBase Pro v2.x license, then you are a free auto-update away from the latest version of MicroBase Pro. Read below to see how to take advantage of the no charge update for your existing MicroBase Pro installation for.

Note: MicroBase Professional v2.x updates are provided to all MicroBase Professional license owners at no charge. If you own a MicroBase System v1.x license, click here to see about upgrading your license to MicroBase Professional.

Warning: Always backup your database before running an update. You can quickly backup your MicroBase Pro database by running the archive feature (Database - Archive Database) or by exporting your database to a local file (for example: my_data.mbx).

1. Before You Begin The Auto-Update Process You Should Verify The Following

  • Your computer must have a direct Internet Connection.
  • You must have appropriate permissions to install/update software applications.
  • Make sure you have your MicroBase Network Username and Password handy.
  • Turn off your Virus Checker / Internet Security software.
  • If you are running MicroBase Pro v2.0x, then make certain that you are logged on to Windows as the same user that normally operates MicroBase Pro.

 

2. How Do I Update My MicroBase Pro?

There are two methods of auto-updating MicroBase Pro. Which method you should use depends on several factors.

Auto-Update Using The Windows Start Menu

  • This Auto-Update method works with all versions of MicroBase Pro.
  • If you have MicroBase Pro v2.10 (or earlier), you must use this method.
  • If you have MicroBase Pro installed but it was never activated, we recommend you use this method.
  • If your installation of MicroBase Pro is corrupted and you cannot start the program, then you must use this method.
  • For instructions on Auto-Update using the Windows Start Menu, click Here.

Auto-Update Using The MicroBase Menu

  • If you have MicroBase Pro v2.11 or later, you can use this method.
  • If you have MicroBase Pro v2.11 or later and you have activated and/or used the software at least once, we recommend you use this method.
  • For instructions on Auto-Update using the MicroBase Menu, click Here.

   

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