1. Can I run VantagePoint v16?
  2. How do I upgrade?
  3. Can VPv16 read my VPT files created with VPv15 (short answer - 'yes')
  4. Can the earlier version, VPv15 (and the VPv15 Reader,) view files created with VPv16 or later? (short answer - 'no')
  5. Can I have VPv16 and VPv15 installed at the same time? (short answer - 'no')
  6. If we don't update right now, how long will you support the older versions?

Can I run VantagePoint v16?

Here are the full system requirements for VPv16. In short, if you were able to run VPv15 then you should be able to run VPv16.

How do I upgrade?

Reminder #1: Copy your VantagePoint Registration Code to a safe place before starting.  You might need to enter it again to activate VantagePoint.  To see your Registration Code, start VantagePoint, go to the Help menu, and click "Manage License". Copy Registration Code

Reminder #2: In VPv15 the recommended pathway to upgrade is by opening up VantagePoint, then go to Help->Check For Updates. This will walk through downloading the setup package and installing the update. If you encounter any problems with this process, then we recommend going to Help->Visit Downloads Page. Look for the latest installation pacakge and download the file.  


Reminder #3: If you download in VP, we recommend clicking "Save" (not "Run").  Close VantagePoint before installing the new version.

Reminder #4: Install VantagePoint using Administrator permissions.  

Reminder #5:  The first time a user launches VantagePoint they must use the shortcut installed to the Start menu so Windows Installer can configure settings.  

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  • If you are Upgrading from VPv15.x to VPv16
    1. In VantagePoint, go to Help->Check For Updates.
    2. Open the Update Dialog by clicking Select files to update.
    3. Follow the prompts to download the seutp file. When the download completes click "Install Now" on the Check for Updates window.  Important Note:  Clicking "Install Now" will close VantagePoint and start the upgrade process.  You will be prompted to save any open VPT files before the software closes.
    4. Follow the prompts to complete the installation upgrade process.
    5. Enter your VantagePoint Registration Code if prompted to do so.

Update Process

  • If you are taking an upgrade path beginning from v14 or earlier, then you should:
    1. Go to the VantagePoint downloads page
    2. Download the new version
    3. Uninstall VantagePoint, and then
    4. Install the new version. 
    5. Enter your VantagePoint Registration Code to activate the license.

Can VPv16 read my VPT files created with VPv15?

Yes - VPv16 can open any VPT files created in v7.0 or later.  Any existing visualizations created in version 11 or later will still work, but if you want the latest new features they’ll need to be recreated in VPv16. Visualizations from versions 10 and earlier will not function and will need to be recreated with VPv16.

Can the earlier version VPv15 (and the v15 Reader) view files created with VPv16 or later?

Older versions of VantagePoint will NOT be able to read files created OR SAVED by VPv16 or later.

Can I have VPv16 and VPv15 installed at the same time?

No. VPv16 is intended to replace VPv15 and features such as functions of the scripts menu and updating import filters, scripts, and thesauri, will not work correctly if both versions are installed. For this reason, concurrent installations of VPv16 and any earlier version are not supported.

If we don't update right now, how long will you support the older versions?

We have stopped supporting v14, but we will provide limited support for VPv15 until the next major release (several months). If you need to request a script or filter for VPv15, please remind us of the version ahead of time. There are a lot of helpful things in VPv16 that are not backwards compatible.