Bob, this time I need not uninstall anything before, because installer auto wipe out old genesis essential kit and ds 4.5 114
when you install ds 4.5 new beta and genesis essential 1.4 ver.
I did not stop cms as admin adviced, (I was afraid little bit, but believed he said ^^;)
when install them. just quit ds 4.5, then installed them.
installer check automatically everything I think. . I just click yes, yes, yes,,
then installer reboot cms and install ds studio 4.5 beta. in same place before.
after that I installed genesis essential new kits. almost same. you need not anything.
if you may not change contents or cms location.
I remember clearly when I install ds 4.5 rc, there is many duplicated file and no point icons in smart content.
second challenge was same, it was so messy to correct them.
But if you have both of ds 4.5 ver for 32bit and 64bit, If you need to uninstall one of them?
I do not know about that.
only one problem , I needed reinstall new genesis essential meta-data, and change option of
contents directory editor.
because genesis icon could not show up , after I installed it.
(it is almost evertime I experienced , genesis essential product icon has gone somewhere,
when install ds beta or RC or productver with basic contents though there are image in runtime/support folda
so I did not feel to report about it )