Over the years we’ve seen many people who think that the solution to every problem is to update their LOR Software. This, in fact, is the furthest thing from the truth. There are a few reasons why you would want to, and quite a few more why you would not.

In this article we’ll take a look at when you might want to update LOR software.

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Should I Update My Software?
What are some of the reasons I would update LOR Software?

There are a few.
First, if there is a bug fix that is affecting your specific situation, then an upgrade might be a good idea.
If you have bought new hardware, and want to use some of the newer features that the hardware can take advantage if, then you might update.

Why should I not update LOR Software?

Sequences that you update in the new software version might not work with the older versions of the software. This is especially true when going between major versions of the software.
For example, a sequence saved in LOR S4 might have features that LOR S3 can not understand. Same goes for LOR S5; it may (and does) have features that LOR S4 can not understand.
If you are having trouble getting your lights to work properly then very rarely will an update of the software be the answer. There are most likely other configuration errors that need to be resolved. Take a look at our LOR Troubleshooting Guide for more help.

You should also consider the fact that your current LOR software license might not support the most recent version. Be sure to check your license status first before even thinking about an update.