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Upgrading from an earlier version of Palm Desktop

Do I need to uninstall the desktop before upgrading?

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It is not necessary to uninstall your current version of Palm Desktop before you install this new version. The Install Program automatically detects an earlier version of Palm Desktop and updates the system files appropriately.

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