Somewhat nasty upgrade experience with Seesmic Desktop 2

A few days ago I got the regular ‘there is a new version of seesmic’ message.

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So I pressed update and got the less than helpful message

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After a quick search on the web I found the log files are in C:\Users\[username]\Documents\Seesmic\Seesmic Desktop 2\Logs, why that cannot be listed on the error dialog I don’t know!.

Unfortunately there was nothing obvious in the log, just a list of plug-ins it loaded. So I went back and tried the upgrade again, reading the release notes (I know a strange idea) and noticed that it mentioned a specific version of Silverlight. A quick check of this showed I was not up to date, so I went to http://www.microsoftr.com/silverlight and ran the installer, which updated my install (I would have expected Windows Update to have done this).

I tried the update again it failed, I then remembered that IE was running and this could have blocked some of the Silverlight assembly updates so I closed all browsers down. I also deleted the Seesmic log files, so I could get a clean look at any errors. I reloaded Seesmic and was present with an updating dialog.

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And all seems to be working, not sure which step actually fixed it!

Lets seem what the new UI is like to use……