Sparkbooth 3.8 to 4.0 Upgrade Checklist

If you are using Sparkbooth 3.8 Commercial and want to upgrade to Sparkbooth 4 Premium, this checklist will be very useful to you so you can preserve a working backup of 3.8 and activated install of Sparkbooth 4.

  1. Open Sparkbooth 3.8 and update to the latest version of Sparkbooth 3.8. Go to Settings, select About menu, and click Check for updates link.
  2. Open Sparkbooth 3.8. Go to Settings, select Commercial menu and Export configuration option. This will allow you import the settings into Sparkbooth 4.0 if you have a Premium license.
  3. Take note of all menu option changes previously made for customized use.
  4. Note any special printer padding numbers.
  5. Select update to insure the latest 3.8 version is running.
  6. Close 3.8
  7. Purchase 3.8 to 4.0 Upgrade license
  8. Download and install Sparkbooth 4.0
  9. Enter Personal/Premium license key to activate 4.0
  10. If you have a Premium license, go to Settings, select Premium menu, Import the configuration file from 3.8, and re-start Sparkbooth 4.0
  11. Adjust menu settings to replicate previous 3.8 configuration. Start Screen settings is now accessible from main screen by pressing ctrl-2.
  12. Check Camera and Printer operations.
  13. Close 4.0 and Open 3.8
  14. Re-activate 3.8 using Upgraded 4.0 license if needed as backup or temporary access.

Thanks to Ed White for this list