I installed Update 4 from a couple of days ago this morning. It removes all the old Update 3 components, but doesn't install any of the new ones. You have to run the installer again to get the new redists and so on. This is on Windows 8.1 Pro 64. Not a big problem but I thought you should know.
Given that update 4 was issued solely to support installation under VS2015, it may not have been tested for ability to replace update 3 (with identical components). They could have told us this earlier, but I guess people will continue to try the pointless replacement.
Just for curiosity, I'm checking the allegation in another post that update 4 is removing VS2010 integration. Maybe it supports only VS2012/2013/2015 (but it says it will integrate with all 4 of those). It's taking longer than I expected; I used the time spent in a fresh download to remove some beta test components as a precaution.
Hi Tim, According to Update 4 release notes, we still support VS 2010 in Update 4.
Hi damienhocking, Tim is correct that Update 4 was created to add support for VS 2015. The compiler binaries are identical to Update 3. Only the IDE integration changed.
yes, VS2010 SP1 integration is fine here. Trying for VS2015 too, but the VS install has been running 8 hours. Too many non-optional additions, apparently. Maybe people will be happy if Intel decides to stick with VS2010 Shell.
I'd like to get your installation logs, and pass them to our engineering team, in order to investigate the issue you mentioned. Installation logs can be found in %TEMP% directory, which is usually C:\Users\<your-user-id>\AppData\Local\Temp.
I'm happy to help, but there's 9GB of files in that temp directory, and the only thing with an Intel label is "parallel_studio_xe_2015_update4_setup_extract.log", which is attached. There's the ism.log as well, but that's just the download info.464833