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Upgrading to SongKong 6.10 on Windows

With the release of SongKong 6.10 we now use a completely new installer for Windows, this is provided by Oracle (the makers of Java) and provides a much better integration with Windows, making it easier to install and uninstall SongKong.

But it has an different folder structure to the previous Izpack installer, So although it still installs to C:/Program Files/Jthink/SongKong it doesnt overwrite the existing files from previous install, and they cannot be removed by SongKong itself because administrator permission is required to delete them and this is only available when installing

So before installing new version it is best to simply delete C:/Program Files/Jthink/SongKong to remove the old installation, do this rather than trying to uninstall which does not work reliably (don’t worry this will not remove your settings or license because these are stored under C:\Users*username\AppData\Roaming\SongKong* )

If you forget to do this, as a one off when you start SongKong for the first time after installation you can Run as Administrator and this will allow SongKong to delete the files no longer required from the installation.

Also the executables have changed, we used to have

C:/Program Files/Jthink/SongKong/Songkong64.bat
C:/Program Files/Jthink/SongKong/Songkong64.exe

and these were added to the Windows Start menu under S

Now we have:

C:/Program Files/Jthink/SongKong/SongKong.exe
C:/Program Files/Jthink/SongKong/SongKongGui.exe
C:/Program Files/Jthink/SongKong/SongKongRemote.exe

and these were added to the Windows Start menu under Jthink, this is the same location as the latest release of Jaikoz so useful if you have both applications

The usual exe to use is SongKongGui, SongKong also runs the Gui but opens up a command window that is useful for debugging if SongKong does not start but is otherwise uneccessary. SongKongRemote starts SongKong is remote mode, so it can be accessed via web-browser,