Lightroom: Does Lightroom 3 need to be installed in order to install the upgrade for Lightroom 4?

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If I have a full copy of LR3 and want to purchase the upgrade to LR4 (not the full copy), what happens when I need to port my files and programs to a new computer? I am considering replacing my iMac with a MacBook Pro in this instance. Will I be able to load LR4 directly to the new computer or will I need to load LR3 and then load LR4 on top again?

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You can load Lightroom 4 directly. When you get to putting in your serial number, it will ask you for your Lightroom 3 serial number. Enter it. Then enter your LR 4 Serial Number and it should install and run fine.
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Rikk,
Thank you for the prompt reply. I assume that your answer applies to both the situation where I upgrade to LR4 from LR4 on the iMac as well as when I need to port my files and applications to a new computer (likely a MacBook Pro)?

Kind regards,
Dimitri