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  • Thu, Dec 14 2017 12:04 PM

    Moving between computers with an Electronic activation


    I have a MC8 currently activated on one of my PC's but occasionally have the requirement to move to another PC and more often to my laptop.
    How would anyone suggest I do this? With my Pro Tools system i just move my USB ilok dontgle around with me with no problems but i dont have a USB dongle for MC8 and dont remember seeing an option to auth to USB dongle.

    I do have a really ols purple Avid USB dongle that I used for Avid Express on a Mac G4 manu years ago (maybe was Xpress verisons 3?) can i use that dongle? I dont have any kind of Avid Account for that dongle because it was back when these thngs didnt exist so if i can how do i get that working?

    Thanks for any help anyone can offer, I'm  along time Pro Tools user but small time MC user coming back to it after a very long time away using Adobe Premiere instead.

  • Thu, Dec 14 2017 1:31 PM In reply to

    Re: Moving between computers with an Electronic activation


    There's a program called Avid Application Manager that installs when you install Media Composer. You can use it to activate and deactivate your license.

    So you'd deactivate your license on the current PC, and then activate it on whatever other computer you want.

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  • Thu, Dec 14 2017 2:52 PM In reply to

    • Mark
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    Re: Moving between computers with an Electronic activation

    From MC's main menu click file>deactivate.

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