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  • Fri, Mar 16 2012 1:04 AM

    • crennier
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    MC 5.5 Software Activation with a version 6.0 License.

    We have purchased a new 6.0 Dongle License - the online activation serial number is xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx

    groups of 4.

     

    but we are going to continue using version 5.5 which requires a xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx

    activation serial number. groups of 5.

     

    Does anyone know how to get the version 5.5 serial??

     

    Thank you.

     

     

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  • Fri, Mar 16 2012 1:17 AM In reply to

    Re: MC 5.5 Software Activation with a version 6.0 License.

    Please clarify: are you running on a dongle (physical license key - looks like a purple USB flash drive) or are you using software license activation? It's one or the other. In the case of a dongle, once it is updated to MC 6 it is fully backwards compatible to run earlier MC versions back to at least MC 2.x.

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  • Fri, Mar 16 2012 1:38 AM In reply to

    • crennier
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    Re: MC 5.5 Software Activation with a version 6.0 License.

    No dongle. It is a Software License Activation issue.

  • Fri, Mar 16 2012 1:49 AM In reply to

    Re: MC 5.5 Software Activation with a version 6.0 License.

    If you want to use MC 5.5, just use the original serial number you were given with the purchase of 5.5. The MC 6 activation code is good only for MC 6, it is not backwards compatible. Obviously, you would either need to have each version installed two different computers, or uninstall MC 6 and reinstall MC 5.5 on a single computer. Always be sure to deactivate the license before uninstalling.

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  • Fri, Mar 16 2012 7:42 PM In reply to

    • crennier
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    Re: MC 5.5 Software Activation with a version 6.0 License.

    Cool. Thanks for the response.

    We bought our License new at version 6. So I guess installing 5.5 is going to be a problem. Unless Avid has a way of providing a 5.5 Software Activation License for new purchases of MC 6.

  • Fri, Mar 16 2012 8:31 PM In reply to

    Re: MC 5.5 Software Activation with a version 6.0 License.

    ... Unless Avid has a way of providing a 5.5 Software Activation License for new purchases of MC ..."

    They do.  They can issue you a v5.5 Activation code, and disable your v6.0 license.

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