Note that Step 4 can also be followed to restore LabTutor Server from a backup.
1. Making sure LabTutor is up to date
a. Log in to your LabTutor Server Admin, and in the Server | Status tab, make sure you are running LabTutor 4.5.3 (the latest version). If you aren't, please update using the Update button that is present. This is very important - it is essential that the backed-up copy and the 'clean' install that will be performed later are the exact same version of LabTutor.
b. Go to Server | Configuration scroll to the Database Snapshot - click Snapshot Now. This will update the LabTutor Server folder to contain the most recent configuration.
2. Making a copy of your LabTutor Server (note this step is not required if you are already backing up the Server computer. Simply wait for a backup cycle to have completed and move to step 3)
a. Go to Start | All Programs | ADInstruments | LabTutor Server | Service Controller (or in Windows 8, Open Tile View | Service Controller). In the resulting Window click Stop to stop the LabTutor Server Service.
b. Go to C:// | Program Data (or Application Data) | ADInstruments (this is a hidden folder, so if it doesn't show on your C:// drive you'll need to enable the viewing of hidden files and folder in your Control Panel)
c. In the ADInstruments Folder, right click and Copy the folder named LabTutor Server, and paste to the flash drive. It's important you copy and paste only - do not move the original folder or any of it's contents.
Once a copy of this has been stored externally, you can then proceed with the upgrade to the new Operating System. After this is done:
3. Performing a fresh install of LabTutor Server on the new Operating System
a. Download LabTutor 4.5.3 from here onto the new Operating System.
b. Run the installer once downloaded and follow the steps to perform a clean installation of LabTutor Server.
4. Transferring the backed up LabTutor Server
b. Go to C:// | Program Data (or Application Data) | ADInstruments
c. Right-click on the LabTutor Server folder and click 'rename'. Rename the folder to LabTutor Server.old
d. Insert your flash drive with the backed-up copy of your LabTutor Server folder created in step 2. Copy the folder, and Paste it into C:// | Program Data (or Application Data) | ADInstruments
e. Go to Start | All Programs | ADInstruments | LabTutor Server | Service Controller (or in Windows 8, Open Tile View | Service Controller), and in the resulting window click Start to restart the LabTutor Server Service.
This will complete the transfer of your LabTutor Server on to the new Operating System.