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# Re-using GMATPrep Software? Can it be done?

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06 Apr 2006, 13:57
Is there a way to "reset" the GMATPrep software so that it gives you new questions? I heard that re-installing it does this, but I don't want to do it unless it works (or else I loose the ability to review my mistakes).

I just took the second exam and I'm shocked at my score:

http://img387.imageshack.us/img387/4331/wow6vf.jpg

(in a good way).

I scored 640 on the real thing, so this is VERY encouraging. I was happy with a 640, but a 720 would BLOW my mind. It was all verbal improvement - scored a 44 there.
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06 Apr 2006, 15:54
WOW great verbal score !!!

if you reinstall it you will get a new set of questions ... however the bank of questions used is still the same thus you might see repeated questions
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07 Apr 2006, 08:26
So this is GUARANTEED? You've done this for sure? I'm down to 1 more test, and a little over a week to go. I'd like my remaining tests to be as close as possible. So it would be nice if I had real Power Prep tests.
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07 Apr 2006, 09:09
Can someone tell me if PowerPrep = GmatPrep ? Cause I see people say things like "PP 640, GmatPrep 690" or whatever....

I'm down to a week as well and I'm out of practice tests.
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07 Apr 2006, 09:36
Jc ... yes i have done this ... but i only took 1 pp test im saving the last one for the day before my exam
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07 Apr 2006, 09:53
I think PowerPrep was the predecessor to GMATPrep - same idea, but old version. I (incorrectly, probably) use them interchangably.

NT -- So you've seen different questions after doing this?
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07 Apr 2006, 10:01
You know, while we're discussing it, what have people found to be the MOST accurate predictor of their score on the real thing? I've been thinking it would be PowerPrep/GMATPrep, but just want to see what other people think. Not enough people have put their information into the "score predictor" tool for me to have any idea.

FWIW, I got a 750 on GMAT Prep Test 1, 730 on the Princeton Review online exam, a 680 and 730 on two of the Manhattan GMAT tests, and a 750 and 700 on two of the old paper exams.
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07 Apr 2006, 10:20
yes i have seen dif questions after reinstalling

from what i have been reading the CAT tests from mba.com are the best thing
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13 Apr 2006, 01:28
Hi reinstalled gmatprep thrice, but it takes me back to my old review..it doesnt show the tests as 'not attempted'.

Can you tell me exact procedure that you used to reinstall.

What i did was, uninstall from control panel>add/remove programs; restart my pc; download gmatprep again. And bingo, its the old screen again!

HELP!!
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13 Apr 2006, 06:18
You may not have to uninstall - I took PowerPrep Test 1 twice - and got completely different questions. Then again - I had practiced a lot in between - maybe i was getting different questions because I was at a higher level...
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13 Apr 2006, 21:04
Even if you reinstall it IS the same question bank so you likely will see repeats. Have you taken other tests as well? There are 4 on the PR CD, dunno how many on Kaplan, and if you can find the old Powerprep tests, there's two more. Better than retaking ones you've already done.

To the other poster...Powerprep tests were the official ones when ETS was administering the test, but Pearson Vue took over January 1, so now the official practice tests are called GMATPrep. They are different so look for the link in this forum to the old Powerprep ones.
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20 Apr 2006, 10:27
I have the same experience. I didn't reinstall and 90% of the questions were new.
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01 May 2006, 22:54
you have to manually delete the c:\program files\gmatprep folder to make sure that when you reinstall it you dont see the old exams again!
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