Before upgrading CMS from one version 2011 to another 2011 SP1 SDL Tridion recommend to uninstall add-on product (site-edit/content porter etc.) . What will happen if i don't?

As per SDL Tridion "Before upgrading to Content Manager of SDL Tridion 2011 SP1, you must uninstall add-on products. This section explains which versions of add on products are compatible with SDL Tridion 2011 SP1."

Thanks in Advance

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    What may happen is that the add-on in question will not be properly working by the end of your upgrade process. SiteEdit is not an add-on anymore btw - since 2013 GA it's part of core (as Experience Manager).
    – Nuno Linhares
    Dec 21, 2015 at 23:03
  • Thanks Numo, as of now i am upgrading from SDL 2011 to SDL 2011 SP1 so as recommended by SDL I need to un-install and install the ad-on Site-edit.
    – user36299
    Dec 22, 2015 at 10:05

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Following are the list of Add-on products, compatible version and the hotfix requirements compatible with Tridion 2011 SP1.

Refer HERE from upgrade documentation which details the add-ons that must be un-installed (WebForms) and upgraded before upgrading to Tridion 2011 SP1 HR1. If you proceed with upgrading to 2011 SP1 HR1 without upgrading or un-installing, your installation may not complete or your verification with the add-ons integration will fail.

I think that is a pretty straight-forward consequence :)!

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