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qikaifu
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June 09, 2011, 06:09:12 PM
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I have already installed version 0.3.21
what should I do to upgrade to 0.3.22?
just download and install at the same folder where 0.3.21 is?
will my money disappear?

It don't make we normal people who are not geeks feel safe to use bitcoin, at least now.

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June 09, 2011, 06:22:11 PM
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Back up your wallet.dat before updating. It should be fine, but backups never hurt. Then download new client, uninstall the old one and install the new one. That's it.

Btw, geeks ARE normal people - the rest of you are a bit weird  Wink
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June 09, 2011, 08:46:55 PM
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Back up your wallet.dat before updating. It should be fine, but backups never hurt. Then download new client, uninstall the old one and install the new one. That's it.

Btw, geeks ARE normal people - the rest of you are a bit weird  Wink

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Will bitcoin.exe run if the wallet.dat file is missing?

If you copy the wallet with 1 bit coin in it and then someone sends you a bit coin....should you overwrite the copy you have?

Where is the data stored for the transactions in the wallet?

Thx (anyone)
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June 09, 2011, 08:54:48 PM
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Yes it will - it will generate a new wallet.dat
Don't understand the question
Info about transactions is stored in the blockchain(blk0001.dat, blkindex.dat) not in the wallet.dat. wallet.dat contains your pub/priv keys

You may want to familiarize yourself with how Bitcoin works by reading our wiki
https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Main_Page

Also, you definitely want to read about securing your wallet
https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Securing_your_wallet
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June 09, 2011, 09:11:40 PM
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You may want to familiarize yourself with how Bitcoin works by reading our wiki
https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Main_Page

Also, you definitely want to read about securing your wallet
https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Securing_your_wallet

I will do so, thanks. I had read that securing your wallet biz and it was a little confusing. I've been at this a little while now so it's probably time to give it another go.

Thx again.
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June 09, 2011, 09:15:39 PM
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Here's a step by step guide
http://forum.bitcoin.org/index.php?topic=5194.0
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June 09, 2011, 10:43:34 PM
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Nice thanks. The evolution of my work at hand!!!
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