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Topic # 8561 10-Jul-2006 21:53
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So far, I've been trying out software for my ipaq 4350 and having lots of fun. I've settled on a basic list, comprising:

MemMaid
HandyMenu
HandySwitcher
Sudoku Master (pricey, but well worth it)
Worldmate
Adobe Reader
MS Reader
TreecheckList
PocketRSS

I wanted to make sure there were no conflicts etc before upgrading the ROM and now I'm going to go ahead and do it.

It seems that this upgrade is not without some risk (from what I've read anyway) and I don't want to be in the position where I screw everything up through carelessness. This ppc being second hand, there's no way I can run to HP and get them to fix it if I break it.

I've got most of my programs installed on the memory card, but a thought occurred to me - if any of those progams have related registry entries, they will get deleted won't they? Should I therefore reinstall everything from scratch?

Are there any other tips you guys can give me so that I don't mess up?

All input gratefully accepted! :)

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Reply # 40775 10-Jul-2006 22:09
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Make sure the battery is fully charged before starting... And the best thing to do is after the upgrade, insert the memory card and delete all programs from that card. Then reinstall everything - you are correct, the hard reset will delete related registry entries.

Mind you, some updates do not requite a hard reset - in general only ROM upgrades require this, other minor updates may require only a soft reset.





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  Reply # 40778 11-Jul-2006 00:07
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Have you a backup programme-SPB backup can save a lot of time for example.
I found it did after my last ROM upgrade




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Reply # 40779 11-Jul-2006 00:09
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Not a good idea to restore a backup from one version over the other. It can cause all sorts of problems, specially if upgrading from a major release.





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  Reply # 40780 11-Jul-2006 00:12
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Of course thats right because basically its a different system and wont recognise  it after the upgrade.





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  Reply # 41132 14-Jul-2006 20:58
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Thanks guys - I haven't done this upgrade yet - still trying out bits of software before I take the plunge hehe!

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