Can I delete Lightroom 5 after downloading 6?

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I'm a newbie to Lightroom. Now that Lightroom 6 is downloaded and seems to have all my photos, why is Lightroom 5 still on my computer? Can I delete it? How do I do that safely?

Thanks for your help!!!
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pamela caraffa

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If you are Mac, drag the Lightroom 5 Application from the Applications folder to the trash.

If you are Windows, use the Control Panel's Programs and Features to uninstall.
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pamela caraffa

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Thanks for the quick reply : )
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David Tieszen

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I just got the Lightroom 6 upgrades. Is it safe for me to throw the 5 in the trash as well?
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Robert Frost

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I wouldn't. After a few days trying to use LR6, I went back to 5.7.1

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Dee Elliott

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Why? What was the problem?
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David Tieszen

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Thanks Robert!