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May 25, 2013, 08:03:29 AM
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So

how do you up grade download and install that it?

Re seed?

Uninstall 1.73 then put in 1.74

is it worth the upgrade or are there bugs?

Also other questions (noob questions but better safe than sorry)

[1]how and where and in what form does electrum store the private keys on the system, or does it work it out every time?

[2]does this changes if I encrypt keys?

[3]I take it electrum does not  use a wallet.dat being deterministic seed or am I wrong

[4] Is their any danger running a 1.74, on a win7 virtual parallels installation and a 1.73 on the OSX

[5] If I start a wallet from seed, the wallet will be unecrypted regardless of weather I had encrypted the wallet before?

[6] whats the difference between the installer version and standalone version of exe?

[7] I have notice electrum does not start on win 7 parrallels? double click and nothing

Thanks is advance



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May 25, 2013, 08:58:46 AM
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Just download the new version and overwrite the old one, no worries, no protocol or file format has changed.

> [1]how and where and in what form does electrum store the private keys on the system, or does it work it out every time?

I'll leave that for an expert to answer.

> [2]does this changes if I encrypt keys?

No.

> [3]I take it electrum does not  use a wallet.dat being deterministic seed or am I wrong

It uses electrum.dat, which I think stores the actual transactions connected with the private keys, plus any imported keys, but again, better answer from an expert.

> [4] Is their any danger running a 1.74, on a win7 virtual parallels installation and a 1.73 on the OSX

You mean a Windows version and Mac app on same machine?

Well I wouldn't run them simultaneously, that would be asking for problems, but running sequentially I wouldn't see any problems.

You'll get better answers from expert or dev team, but certainly doing the upgrade is not an issue, just replace the app.
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May 25, 2013, 10:22:40 AM
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So
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how do you up grade download and install that it?

Re seed?

Uninstall 1.73 then put in 1.74

is it worth the upgrade or are there bugs?

Just download the latest version for OSX and overwrite the Electrum Mac App under the Applications folder

Also other questions (noob questions but better safe than sorry)

[1]how and where and in what form does electrum store the private keys on the system, or does it work it out every time?

Your private keys are derived from your seed that is kept in the electrum.dat, this seed can be encrypted if you set a password for your wallet. This password will be asked every time you make a payment.

[2]does this changes if I encrypt keys?

Answered in the previous question

[3]I take it electrum does not  use a wallet.dat being deterministic seed or am I wrong

Electrum stores your seed in the electrum.dat, encrypted if you use a password or in plain text if not.

[4] Is their any danger running a 1.74, on a win7 virtual parallels installation and a 1.73 on the OSX

None, but it is better to use always the up to date version to avoid older bugs in the client. Your deterministic wallet is synced trough all your computers, because the blockchain is in the cloud.

Thanks is advance

[5] If I start a wallet from seed, the wallet will be unecrypted regardless of weather I had encrypted the wallet before?

If you restore from seed and an electrum.dat file is not already in your system, a new wallet file will be created and you¡ll be asked to encrypt it with a password. Remember this password is to encrypt the file in the computer, if you restore from seed on any other computer the file created in that moment need to be encrypted too.

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May 25, 2013, 01:57:45 PM
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So
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how do you up grade download and install that it?

Re seed?

Uninstall 1.73 then put in 1.74

is it worth the upgrade or are there bugs?

Just download the latest version for OSX and overwrite the Electrum Mac App under the Applications folder

Also other questions (noob questions but better safe than sorry)

[1]how and where and in what form does electrum store the private keys on the system, or does it work it out every time?

Your private keys are derived from your seed that is kept in the electrum.dat, this seed can be encrypted if you set a password for your wallet. This password will be asked every time you make a payment.

[2]does this changes if I encrypt keys?

Answered in the previous question

[3]I take it electrum does not  use a wallet.dat being deterministic seed or am I wrong

Electrum stores your seed in the electrum.dat, encrypted if you use a password or in plain text if not.

[4] Is their any danger running a 1.74, on a win7 virtual parallels installation and a 1.73 on the OSX

None, but it is better to use always the up to date version to avoid older bugs in the client. Your deterministic wallet is synced trough all your computers, because the blockchain is in the cloud.

Thanks is advance

[5] If I start a wallet from seed, the wallet will be unecrypted regardless of weather I had encrypted the wallet before?

If you restore from seed and an electrum.dat file is not already in your system, a new wallet file will be created and you¡ll be asked to encrypt it with a password. Remember this password is to encrypt the file in the computer, if you restore from seed on any other computer the file created in that moment need to be encrypted too.


Thanks One last thing

I have notice electrum does not start on parrallels? double click and nothing

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May 25, 2013, 03:39:45 PM
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Thanks One last thing

I have notice electrum does not start on parrallels? double click and nothing

Electum, in fact, can run multi instances of the Client, I don't have my MacBook here to check myself, but I have did it several times.

But I'm not sure right now.

Also I'm used to use the Terminal and run from a copy from git.

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May 25, 2013, 03:43:56 PM
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Thanks One last thing

I have notice electrum does not start on parrallels? double click and nothing

Electum, in fact, can run multi instances of the Client, I don't have my MacBook here to check myself, but I have did it several times.

But I'm not sure right now.

Also I'm used to use the Terminal and run from a copy from git.

I double click it on win 7 in parrallels and nothing happens

also I have noticed a few programs behaving like this eg IX coin client and firefox says and istance is already running (but its not I checked task manager)



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I double click it on win 7 in parrallels and nothing happens

also I have noticed a few programs behaving like this eg IX coin client and firefox says and istance is already running (but its not I checked task manager)

I was able to run multiple instances on Windows double clicking the shortcut, with the same wallet and using -w

With the Mac App I needed to duplicate the App to be able to start different instances, but on a Mac you'll need either Terminal or use the embeded Console to be able to run different wallets, I think.

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