Install Delphi XE2 or RAD Studio XE2 with Delphi Rio 10.3.1

I have a licensed version of Enterprise version of Delphi Rio 10.3.1 installed on my laptop.  The license came with an offer to download a free older version.  I would like to take Delphi XE2 and install that on my laptop, too.  (We have older code written on that platform that I need to support and would like to be able to do it on my machine.)

Will installing it break my Rio installation?

Currently, I am logging in remotely to an old XP tower that has a licensed RAD Studio XE2 installed. What I'd REALLY like to do is take that license and install the RAD Studio XE2 on my laptop, thus giving me access to C++ Builder, too, without the remote login hassle.

Does anyone know if that RAD Studio option would break my Rio installation?

Thanks in advance.

  • Different RAD Studio version can be installed on the same PC. The only potential source of conflict are 3rd-party or self-written (run-time) packages that do not use proper version-specific naming. If you really get problems (unlikely) there still is the option of installing into a VM on the shared PC.