Upgrading Zeus on Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

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Upgrading Zeus on Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

Zeus Installation on Microsoft Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

With earlier version of Windows all the components of the Zeus software where installed in C:\program files\zeus\ folder, but on Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 the installer follows the Microsoft UAC model.

On Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 the C:\program files\zeus\ folder is locked by UAC, meaning the installer has to use a different approach to installing the software.

Here is what the installer tries to do in this case:
1. Create the C:\program files\zeus\ folder.
2. Copy the read only components into the C:\program files\zeus\ folder.
3. Copy the read/write components into the C:\ProgramData\Xidicone\Zeus\ intermediate folder.
Note: To check that the install ran successfully make sure the C:\ProgramData\Xidicone\Zeus\ folder exists and contains half a dozen or so folders.

When Zeus is then run for the first time it will complete the installation by doing the following:
1. Create the C:\Users\CurrentUser\AppData\Roaming\Xidicone\Zeus user folder.
2. Copy the read/write components from the C:\ProgramData\Xidicone\Zeus\ intermediate folder to the C:\Users\CurrentUser\AppData\Roaming\Xidicone\Zeus user folder.
Note: The intermediate folder is located in the CurrentUser working folder (i.e. the CurrentUser represents your current user ID).

Upgrading Zeus on Microsoft Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

With previous version of Windows the Zeus upgrade process was fairly simple as all that was needed was unzipping the patch file into the C:\program files\zeus\ folder, but on Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 things are no longer that simple

IMPORTANT: Before you start make a full backup copy of the C:\program files\zeus\ and C:\Users\CurrentUser\AppData\Roaming\Xidicone\Zeus folders.

The upgrade method will depend on whether you are just upgrading the binary files with the patch zip file, or doing a full upgrade using the full installer. Details for both are given below.

NOTE: In the instructions that follow the CurrentUser represents the user ID of the current user.

Zip Patch File Upgrade
1. Backup the C:\Users\CurrentUser\AppData\Roaming\Xidicone\Zeus user folder.
2. Backup the C:\program files\zeus\ folder.
3. Having made a backup copy, just unzip the contents of the patch file into the C:\program files\zeus\ folder.
NOTE: Make sure you do all the backups listed above

1. Backup the C:\Users\CurrentUser\AppData\Roaming\Xidicone\Zeus user folder.
2. Backup the C:\program files\zeus\ folder.
3. Having made a backup copy, now delete/rename the C:\Users\CurrentUser\AppData\Roaming\Xidicone\Zeus folder.
4. Having made a backup copy, now delete/rename the C:\program files\zeus\ folder.
5. Delete/rename the C:\ProgramData\Xidicone\Zeus\ intermediate folder.
6. Run the full Zeus installer and then restart Zeus.
7. Copy the earlier backup over the newly create C:\Users\CurrentUser\AppData\Roaming\Xidicone\Zeus user folder.
NOTE: Make sure you do all the backups listed above

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