Version 4 was designed to use both Version 4 add-ons and Version 3 add-ons. The Version 3 CDs should load fine for you.
Keep the following in mind:
Some of the Version 3 add-ons may be built into your Version 4 Reference Library, and thus may not need to be installed. Finally, if you are running an anti-virus program, such as Norton, you must disable this when installing our product or any updates. This is key.
- Open Norton Anti-Virus.
- Choose Options, and have the Auto Protect Tab selected.
- Remove the check from the Load Auto Protect at Startup box.
- Press OK.
- If asked to unload Auto Protect from memory, choose Yes.
- Reboot your system.
- Just add the check after successfully installing Biblesoft.
But my version 3 add-on includes a Program Update. Will that harm my version 4?
All of the PC Study Bible add-ons are smart enough to install only their content, but not install their program update, if you already are running a newer version. So, for example, if you are running version 4.0 (or later) of PC Study Bible, then you install The Amplified Bible with 3.3A Update, The Amplified Bible will be installed into your version 4 program, but the 3.3A Update will not be installed.
A nuisance side-effect of installing Version 3 add-ons into Version 4.... and how to fix it
There is a nuisance side-effect of installing a version 3 add-on onto a version 4 system: you may see a PC Study Bible 3 (three) icon appear on your desktop (and in your Start > Programs menu), in addition to version 4. This does not mean that you have installed both version 3 and version 4; these are just extra version 3 shortcuts. The instructions below will clean up these extra shortcuts.
As your final installation task, do one of the following:
--- first choice: install any add-on CD which mentions Version 4.2B or later. If you have several of these, choose the CD with the highest version, e.g. 4.2F is better than 4.2B.
--- second choice: install the Version 4 Upgrade Bonus (BON-50PD-2 or later). Also called Version 4 Bonus.
--- third choice: install your Reference Library CD which has the highest version, e.g. 4.1 is better than 4.0.
If such a CD has already been installed, re-install it. Re-installing it will not create duplicate information; it just cleans up any version 3 icons and (if it is one of the more recent CDs) it consolidates all PC Study Bible entries in Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs into a single line ("PC Study Bible (remove only)").