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Uprading from DSM 5.0 on HP N40L


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Hi,


A couple of years ago I used a HP N40L to install DSM 5.0-4496 Update 7.   It's been running fine ever since but now I want to upgrade.  


What path should I take?   Do I upgrade to 5.2 then 6?

 

If I do a fresh install, can I re-introduce the disks with the data already held on them?

 

Thanks

 

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You should upgrade as following:

5.0 > 5.2 with  XPEnoboot 5.2-5967.1 DS3615xs

Before upgrading to 6.1 deactivate C1E in your Bios, then:

5.2 > 6.1 with  Jun's loader v1.02b DS3615xs

 

Fresh installing is always better because you don't carry over dust from previous installs. However, fresh installing, requires you to reinstall all packages and reconfigure DSM.

 

I advise you have a read at the forum FAQs.

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