How to Upgrade from X.2.0.4 to X4

I’m running windows XP Pro SP3 with Office 2010.

Currently using EndNote X2.0.4.

How to I upgrade to X4 ???

I can find no upgrade instructions on the EndNote website.

Like, do I need to upgrade to X3 first?

Do I uninstall X2.0.4 first ???

is there any risk of damaging/losing my libraries???

Any help appreciated.

  1. How to I upgrade to X4 ???

   * You will need to obtain  the EndNote X4 software upgrade either buy purchasing the program or through your institution.

      Purchasing information is available at: http://www.endnote.com/enpurchase.asp

  1. I can find no upgrade instructions on the EndNote website.

   * An FAQ on upgrading EndNote is available at: http://www.endnote.com/enupgradefaqs.asp
     Also assume you’ve reviewed the system/word processing compatibility
     requirements:  http://www.endnote.com/support/ensupport.asp

  1. Like, do I need to upgrade to X3 first?

   * No.

  1. Do I uninstall X2.0.4 first ???

   * It’s recommended.  But suggest you backup your library and important files first (see #5).

  1. is there any risk of damaging/losing my libraries???

   * Your libraries should remain intact but making a backup copy of key folders/files [(e.g., the .enl files,  .data folders, and
       reference templates (.xml)  and output styles - the latter two especially if you made modificiations] ensures you have
       something to turn to in the event some mishap occurs.