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Moving from Delphi or C++Builder Community Edition to another edition

Note: Community Edition cannot coexist with another edition of the same version on one machine.   
UPGRADING FROM COMMUNITY EDITION TO PRO/ENTERPRISE/ARCHITECT
The following covers the steps required to install Delphi, C++Builder or RAD Studio Professional edition, Enterprise edition or Architect edition if you currently have Delphi or C++Builder Community Edition installed. The steps below assume that you are intending to uninstall Community Edition and install another edition on the same machine.
Step 1: Download the RAD Studio, Delphi, C++Builder Web Installer
Step 2: Run the Web Installer
This will uninstall the Community Edition, and allow you to complete the installation with your new paid license.

MOVING FROM RAD STUDIO TRIAL TO COMMUNITY EDITION
Community Edition cannot coexist with another edition of the same version on one machine.  If you get the following error when trying to install Community Edition (after entering the Community Edition license key), you will need to manually remove all non-Community Edition 10.2 licenses from your system.
Run the License Manager, found in the bin directory (C:Program FilesEmbarcaderoStudio19.0bin), click Delete in the License Actions column on the right, select non-Community Edition 10.2 licenses in the pop-up dialog, and click Delete.
 
Next, close the License Manager and launch the IDE to complete the installation of Community Edition.

MOVING FROM COMMUNITY EDITION TO THE RAD STUDIO TRIAL
The following covers the steps required to install the RAD Studio Trial if you currently have Delphi or C++Builder Community Edition installed. The steps below assume that you are intending to uninstall Community Edition and install the trial on the same machine.
Step 1: Download the RAD Studio, Delphi, C++Builder Web Installer
Step 2: Run the Web Installer
This will uninstall the Community Edition, and allow you to complete the installation with your trial license.

MOVING FROM STARTER TO COMMUNITY EDITION
The following covers the steps required to install Delphi or C++Builder Community Edition if you currently have Delphi or C++Builder Starter installed. The steps below assume that you are intending to uninstall Starter and install Community Edition on the same machine.
Step 1: Download the RAD Studio, Delphi, C++Builder Web Installer
Step 2: Run the Web Installer
This will uninstall Starter, and allow you to complete the installation with your free, limited commercial use Community Edition license.

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