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  • Thu, Apr 24 2014 7:44 AM

    • neilnborg
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    Use MC7.0 activation ID with MC 6.5

    Hi, Is it possible to use a MC 7.0 License to install a MC 6.5?

  • Thu, Apr 24 2014 8:12 AM In reply to

    Re: Use MC7.0 activation ID with MC 6.5

    Yes, you can.  Here are the instructions:

    • Media Composer 7.0 software licensing (Activation IDs) enables customers to run one whole software version back.  This means that if a customer purchases a Media Composer 7.0, they can authorize and run Media Composer 6.0.4/6.5.3.

    • Customers who wish to run previous versions of Media Composer software should uninstall their current Media Composer 7.0 and 6.x, install Media Composer 6.0.4/6.5.3 using the full installer (NOT from a patch installer), and then use their Media Composer 7.0 System ID and Activation ID when Activating the software license.
    The instructions were written in July of 2013, which is why it specifies 6.0.4 and 6.5.3, as they were the latest versions at the time.  If you want, you can install 6.0.5 or 6.5.4 - the latest versions that exist - and then install any patches you need (for example, if you're running OS 10.9.2, you have to run MC 6.5.4.2). Hope that helps.
    Media Composer 2018.12.1 w/Symphony/SS/PF options, HP Envy 17t-j100 Quad Edition laptop, Windows 10 Pro, Intel Core i7 2.4GHz, 16 GB RAM, nVidia GeForce... [view my complete system specs]

    "There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who only consider the price are this man's lawful prey."  - John Ruskin (1819-1900)

     

    Carl Amoscato | Freelance Film & Video Editor | London, UK

  • Thu, Apr 24 2014 8:24 AM In reply to

    • neilnborg
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    Re: Use MC7.0 activation ID with MC 6.5

    Thanks! that's very helpful.

    I will be installing 6.5.4 on Lion 10.7.5. I shouldn't need any patches from what i found in compatibility charts, right?

     

    Thanks again. 

  • Thu, Apr 24 2014 8:36 AM In reply to

    Re: Use MC7.0 activation ID with MC 6.5

    neilnborg:
    I will be installing 6.5.4 on Lion 10.7.5. I shouldn't need any patches from what i found in compatibility charts, right?

    Right.  That should work fine.

    Media Composer 2018.12.1 w/Symphony/SS/PF options, HP Envy 17t-j100 Quad Edition laptop, Windows 10 Pro, Intel Core i7 2.4GHz, 16 GB RAM, nVidia GeForce... [view my complete system specs]

    "There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who only consider the price are this man's lawful prey."  - John Ruskin (1819-1900)

     

    Carl Amoscato | Freelance Film & Video Editor | London, UK

  • Fri, Apr 25 2014 2:56 PM In reply to

    • pianoman72
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    Re: Use MC7.0 activation ID with MC 6.5

    This is great info.  What about a 6.5 activation ID?  Can I use it with 5.5?

    Media Composer 8.3.1, OSX 10.9.5 [view my complete system specs]
  • Mon, Jun 2 2014 1:30 PM In reply to

    • neilnborg
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    Re: Use MC7.0 activation ID with MC 6.5

    I don't think it's possible to use MC 8.0 Activation ID with MC6.5 right?

    Since it's only one whole version back.

     

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