How to Update FileMaker Pro 8.0v2 Advanced to Version 8.0v3
If you are using FileMaker Pro 8.0v2 Advanced, you may want to update your software to version 8.0v3, which fixes some bugs and improves performance. This article will guide you through the steps of downloading and installing the update for Mac OS X and Windows platforms.
Before You Begin
Before you start the update process, make sure you have the following:
A copy of FileMaker Pro 8.0v2 Advanced installed on your computer. If you have an earlier version, you need to update to 8.0v2 first. You can download the 8.0v2 updater from this link[^1^].
About 30 MB (Mac OS X) and 100 MB (Windows) of free space on your hard disk.
Your original installation CD or software if you are using Windows. You may be prompted to insert or locate it during the update process.
Virus detection software disabled before applying the update, and re-enabled after you are finished.
Downloading the Updater
To download the updater for your platform and product, use the following table:
Mac OS XFileMaker Pro 88.0v2fm_8v3_osx_updater.dmgEnglish, French, Italian, German, Swedish, Dutch, Spanish, Japanese
Mac OS XFileMaker Pro 8 Advanced8.0v2fm_8v3_osx_updater.dmgEnglish, French, Italian, German, Swedish, Dutch, Spanish, Japanese
WindowsFileMaker Pro 88.0v2fmp_8v3_win_updater.exeEnglish only
WindowsFileMaker Pro 8 Advanced8.0v2fmpa_8v3_win_updater.exeEnglish only
You can download the updater files from this link[^1^]. Save them to a location on your computer where you can easily find them.
Installing the Updater
To install the updater for your platform and product, follow these steps:
Quit FileMaker Pro/Advanced. Other applications can remain open.
Double-click the appropriate FileMaker 8.0v3 updater program for the platform and product you are using.
Read and accept the displayed license agreement, then proceed as directed.
Click Update (Mac OS), or Next then Update (Windows) to update your software.
After the update has completed, you will see a message confirming the successful installation of the new version.
Quit the updater when completed, and open the new version of FileMaker Pro/Advanced to verify that the update was successful.
Note: On Mac OS X, if you have more than one copy of FileMaker 8.0v2 installed on the computer, you will be prompted to select the copy you want to update. On Windows, you may be prompted to insert your original installation CD or locate the original installation software during the update process.
If the update does not complete successfully, try reinstalling the previous version of FileMaker 8 aa16f39245