Why would I still have Ableton Live 9 Lite after I upgraded to Suite?

If the title didn't elucidate enough, allow me to - I went into my control panel [Win 8.1 x64] the programs section, clicked tab to organize by size and I noticed I have "Ableton Live 9 Lite - 1.37GB Ver" & "Ableton Live 9 Suite - 1.37GB Ver" <-which is even stranger because isn't it Version 9.7.2 at the moment? I've updated Suite & Max4Live a few times - unless those version numbers aren't connected in anyway. 

Basically is this normal, do I need to keep the Live 9 Lite aswell as the Suite [1.37GB free would be nice lol esp. if it's currently redundant] or would it adversly effect my version of Suite [ie You need both installed for Ableton to do its thing]

I did have live 9 lite sitting around since I bought my Akai Pro MPK 261 Midi Keyboard [came free with it - didn't bother installing because I knew it'd be bottleknecked - but then I did install it months later when I bought Ableton Live 9 Suite w/ Max4Live.

Its odd too, most paid [well, and freeware too]  upgrades/updates just write over the original files. Never happened before.

Dunno if it helps but I have an HP z230 Workstation Tower. 

Thank you in advance, to anyone who knows how or even tries to help, it's much appreciated!


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  • mcbpete
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    You should be fine getting rid of A9 Lite - When you installed the suite it probably saw you already had a previous version and asked you whether you wanted to keep or replace that install, maybe you accidentally hit 'keep'....

    Strange about the version numbering. Double check in Help->About to see what you have. If it is indeed v9.0 just log in to your account here and download the latest version in the 'Your Software' section (Currently 9.7.2)

    11 months ago | 0 comments

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