It's a gloomy and rainy day in Atlanta, so I figured I could do something productive while under lockdown. I currently run Microsoft Dynamics GP build number is 10.00.1193 -- service pack 3, which was installed using the Feature Pack 1 DVD image available on CustomerSource and PartnerSource under the Product Release section. This build installs the Dexterity dictionary 10.0.320.
Before beginning the installation of SP4, I created a backup copy of my current GP installation folder just in case I needed to revert to it, and of course, backed up all forms, reports, and VBA projects, and my DYNAMICS and company databases. I also backed up the registry key corresponding to the GP installation, HKLM > Software > Microsoft > Business Solutions > Great Plains
The upgrade operation began by launching the Service Pack 4 msp installation file.
After 5 minutes of the "10.0 is being configured on your computer" process, the installation script began "Gatherting required information" to calculate the installation steps required to deal with my environment's configuration.
That went fairly fast, until the progress bar reached 90%. This is when things slowed down again for approximately another 2 minutes.
Once planning phase was up, another progress bar began letting me know that "10.0 is being configured" on my computer, presenting a progress bar with the time remaining.
Approximately 1 second before the "Time remaining" phase was up, I got an error saying "DEX.DIC version 10.0.320 is not compatible with executable version 10.0.324.0
".The error showed up one more time and I…