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Upgrading a Paradise Installation

 

1)      To begin, navigate to the “Downloads” folder in Windows Explorer, or whichever folder you saved the Paradise install executable to, and right-click on the ParadiseSetup installation executable.   Select “Run as administrator.”

2)      There are two different upgrades that you may encounter, Major upgrades and Minor upgrades.

3)      For minor upgrades, you will see a dialog informing you of an upgrade, as seen below.  Click “Yes” to proceed.

The only user input that is required is to click “OK”  to begin the database backup.

And, click “OK” to continue with the upgrade.

Click “Finish” to complete the upgrade.

4)      For major upgrades, click “Yes” to continue with the installation.

5)      Click “Next” to progress.

6)      Choose to accept the license agreement.  Click “Next” to progress.

7)      The initial type of installation that was previously selected is pre-selected, so click “Next” to progress.

8)      Your initial choice to install or not tothe additional AASPI attributes for the Attribute Generator is presented by default, but you do have a choice to either add or remove the additional AASPI attributes by selected or de-selecting the checkbox.  Click “Next” to progress.

9)      Paradise is installed to the default locations inside the “Program Files” and “ProgramData” folders underneath a “GeophysicalInsights” folder.  Click “Next” to progress.

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10)   The path to the PDM folder is initialized in the “Use Existing Folders” edit field.  Click “Next” to progress.

11)   Complete the “Windows Service Password” and “Confirm Windows Service Password” fields with the user login password associated with the user name in the “Windows Service User Name” field, that is, the password that the user logs onto the computer with.  Check that the path to the “Database Backup Folder” is correct.  Click “Next” to progress.

12)  Click “Install” to initiate the installation.

13)   Click “OK”  to begin the database backup.

And, click “OK” to continue with the upgrade.

14) Click “Finish” to complete the Paradise upgrade installation.

15) If you have installed the additional AASPI attributes for the Attribute Generator, a reboot of your        computer is required for the AASPI attributes for the Attribute Generator to function properly.  You may choose to reboot at this time or at a later time.  If you did not install the additional AASPI attributes for the Attribute Generator, you will not see this message.

16) Check that the ParadiseIsland service is running in the Services window.  To open the Services window, left-click on the “Start” button in the left-hand corner of the computer screen.  Depending on the version of Windows that is installed, the “Start” button in the bottom left-hand corner of the computer screen looks like:

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Type the word “Services” in the search field.

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On Windows 8 machines, if you click on the “Start” button in the bottom left-hand corner of the computer screen, a blank edit field will appear only after you start typing the word “Services.”

17) Select the “Services” or “View local Services” item that appears in the listing to bring up the Services window. 

18) In the Services dialog, check that the “Status” of the ParadiseIsland service is “Started” or “Running,” depending on the version of the Windows operating system that you are on.  If the status of the ParadiseIsland service is “Started” or “Running,” then you can close the Services window, and you are finished upgrading Paradise.

If the “Status” is neither “Started” nor “Running,” then right-click on the ParadiseIsland listing in the Services dialog, and select “Properties.”

19)  Select the second tab entitled, “Log On,” and enter the user’s log on password twice.  Click “OK.”  It is important to note that the owner of the ParadiseIsland service should be an administrator on the computer.   You can run the ParadiseIsland service as a Local System account by selecting the “Local System account” radio button, but Paradise will then be only able to access files and folders on the computer that Paradise is installed on, and will not be able to access files and folders across the network.  This is particularly relevant with regards to the location of the “Paradise” folder and its nested “PDM” folder containing the seismic volumes that Paradise creates and uses.

20) Right-click on the ParadiseIsland service, and select “Start.”

21) The status of the ParadiseIsland service should be “Started” or “Running,” depending on the version of the Windows operating system that you have on the computer.

20) If the ParadiseIsland service is running, the left double-click on the “Paradise 3.1” icon on the Windows desktop to start the Paradise application.