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  • Thu, May 11 2017 4:40 PM

    • Ryan Johnson
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    Media Composer on Mac: Upgrade in place, or uninstall/reinstall?

    Hello all-

    When upgrading point releases of Media Composer (say, version 8.8.2 to 8.8.3) is it necessary to uninstall the previous version first using the included Uninstall app, or can the new version be installed directly on top of the old?

    In my case, I'm using the Mac .pkg installers contained in the Media Composer disk images downloaded from Avid.com, and not using Application Manager.

    Thanks,

    Ryan

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  • Thu, May 11 2017 5:21 PM In reply to

    • RalphC
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    Re: Media Composer on Mac: Upgrade in place, or uninstall/reinstall?

    Ryan Johnson:

    Hello all-

    When upgrading point releases of Media Composer (say, version 8.8.2 to 8.8.3) is it necessary to uninstall the previous version first using the included Uninstall app, or can the new version be installed directly on top of the old?

    In my case, I'm using the Mac .pkg installers contained in the Media Composer disk images downloaded from Avid.com, and not using Application Manager.

    Thanks,

    Ryan

    There is no Mac patch installer. What you downloaded from the Avid.com is a full installer, support confirmed you need to uninstall first.

     

    Thanks,

    RalphC

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  • Fri, May 12 2017 4:30 PM In reply to

    • mhamilton
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    Re: Media Composer on Mac: Upgrade in place, or uninstall/reinstall?

    I expect to be condemned for this, but the last couple of Avid updates, I just downloaded and pressed 'Install'.  And I've had no problems.  Maybe I was just lucky.

    Malcolm

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  • Fri, May 12 2017 4:34 PM In reply to

    • Marianna
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    Re: Media Composer on Mac: Upgrade in place, or uninstall/reinstall?

    Malcolm = YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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