using 1 year old Winrar version is it ok ?

Discussion in 'Application Software' started by Fly3, May 15, 2019 at 18:55.

  1. Fly3

    Fly3 MDL Junior Member

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    I'm using a 1 year old version of Winrar software
    should I update it every time a new version released ?
    If i keep using this old version could this cause issues in programs that extracted with it ?
     
  2. LostED

    LostED SVF Patch Lover

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    why not?

    yes
    rar files created with latest version winrar sometime cannot be extracted with a older version winrar
     
  3. Fly3

    Fly3 MDL Junior Member

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    so as long an old version of winrar can extracting files that means its good to keep using it ?
     
  4. LostED

    LostED SVF Patch Lover

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    no 4 me
    i always update to the latest
     
  5. ThomasMann

    ThomasMann MDL Expert

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    As you can see by looking at the stories with Win 10, Firefox or ccleaner, using the latest is not the ultimate in wisdom...
     
  6. urie

    urie Moderator
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    Just install latest version you do not need to unninstall old version, no need to enter registration details it will grab your existing key along with your current settings.
     
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  8. Fly3

    Fly3 MDL Junior Member

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    I'm using the the trial version
    surely I will update it to the latest version
    i'm just asking because I extracted msi afterburner with that 1year old version of winrar and i'm just worry about if something went wrong to the msi afterburner
     
  9. Fly3

    Fly3 MDL Junior Member

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    I don't need to uninstall the old version to install the latest version even if I'm using the trial version ? (both r trial the old and the latest)
     
  10. urie

    urie Moderator
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    no you don't need to unninstall
     
  11. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    There recently was a security issue with an an old Winace DLL file. It's recommended to update to the latest version. A license is not expensive and lifetime. Mine is from 2008.
     
  12. vuze4u

    vuze4u MDL Member

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    Never had problem with extracted files that are damaged since WinXP era, if it can be extracted it will not be corrupted unless the file itself was corrupted before archiving, i can assure you no need to worry about that.
     
  13. athanato

    athanato MDL Junior Member

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    update for security fixes