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  • Sun, May 3 2015 11:49 PM

    • NinaLu
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    Upgrading from 5.5.3 to 5.5.5 ?

    Hey, it's been a long time since I installed 5.5.3 on my system and now I need to update to 5.5.5 so I can read mc 7 bins.

    Do I need to uninstall and reinstall the whole thing? What do I need to input as far as a key/registration number? I have the original booklet and discs and all the discs (Boris, DVD Sorensen) have the serial numbers on stickers right where I pull the disc out, but the Avid MC does not.

    In the booklet there is a sticker with the System ID # and Seriial # underneath. Is that all I need? There is a rectangular area just under that that has been removed (like a sticker that was peeled off) but I don't think I peeled that off. I don't know why I would have done that.

    I don't want to be left unable to reinstall if I uninstall.

    Thanks for any help!

  • Mon, May 4 2015 12:06 AM In reply to

    • hbrock
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    Re: Upgrading from 5.5.3 to 5.5.5 ?

    Uninstall and reinstall.

    Your current license should persist, but...to be safe:   If it's a dongle, you don't need to do anything.  If it's software licensing, de-activate it before uninstalling and then re-activate it from the new version.

    MacPro, MacBook Pro and a Cube (masquerading as a kleenex dispenser). [view my complete system specs]

    Must think of something clever to go here...

  • Mon, May 4 2015 1:16 AM In reply to

    • NinaLu
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    Re: Upgrading from 5.5.3 to 5.5.5 ?

    Thanks.

    It is software licensing.

    So what is involved in reactivating? Do I have all the numbers I need? Sorry, it's been years since I did this install.

     

  • Mon, May 4 2015 7:31 AM In reply to

    • hbrock
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    Re: Upgrading from 5.5.3 to 5.5.5 ?

    Nothin'.  Since you're not moving systems or changing versions you don't need to do anything.  If you do de-activate before uninstalling, just re-activate after installing the new version.  All of the licensing info is already on your computer.  You don't need to enter any more numbers or codes.

    MacPro, MacBook Pro and a Cube (masquerading as a kleenex dispenser). [view my complete system specs]

    Must think of something clever to go here...

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