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  • Fri, Nov 16 2018 7:09 PM

    • denniscasey
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    Can I Buy Hard Copy of MC Software

    I am perpetual license holder of MC but sometimes travel away from internet connections--or at least quick/easy access to internet.  If something happens where I am editing but need to reload MC but can't download, I would like a hard copy (CD/DVD) of MC software to use to reload.  Can I buy a hard copy of MC (as in old days when you got CD of software)?  Can't reach Avid and my reseller is not knowledgeable to get answer.

    I would prefer to buy hard copy MC (version 2018.9) but since I do have licensed version on laptop is there another way I can bring a copy with me in case I have to reload MC software without being able to reach internet to download?  I would assume there are ways Avid could work with me to be sure I am only person able to access hard copy software--i.e. it would "know" software is being loaded on my laptop only.

    Thanks,

    Dennis

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  • Fri, Nov 16 2018 7:33 PM In reply to

    Re: Can I Buy Hard Copy of MC Software

    I don't think you can, but you could always burn the download of 2018.9 to a DVD, or copy it to a USB drive or stick.

    denniscasey:
    I would assume there are ways Avid could work with me to be sure I am only person able to access hard copy software--i.e. it would "know" software is being loaded on my laptop only.

    The license stuff is handled by Avid Application Manager. You can install the MC software on as many systems as you like; it can only be activated on as many systems as you have licenses for.

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  • Fri, Nov 16 2018 7:37 PM In reply to

    Re: Can I Buy Hard Copy of MC Software

    Indeed - just download and put it on whatever media works for you - DVD, USB, or even just keep a copy of the current installer on your laptop's hard drive.  Remember, the download has nothing to do with being attached to a user.  It's the exact same file as the trial version.  The licensing happens separately - in the Application Manager, or with a dongle.  Therefore, no need to ensure that you're the only person who can use the downloaded file.

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  • Fri, Nov 16 2018 8:03 PM In reply to

    Re: Can I Buy Hard Copy of MC Software

    The question here is Why.

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    Re: Can I Buy Hard Copy of MC Software

    Hi Dennis,

       I don't think we do, I don't see it anywhere, The installer is almost over 2 GB, if I were you, why not download and store the files in your laptop or flash drive.

     

     

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  • Fri, Nov 16 2018 9:15 PM In reply to

    • denniscasey
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    Re: Can I Buy Hard Copy of MC Software

    Thanks to all for logical suggestions--I got locked up on buying hard copy. The other reason I had for hard copy was hard drive crash in which case rebuilding system and using hard copy to reload MC probably would be least of my problems anyhow. 

    Off topic, but any suggestions for software that I can use to clone my HDD to backup HDD to help restore all my software, OS, etc in event off HDD crash--thought of starting over from scratch to download software (some of which is probably legacy by now) is daunting.  I do backup files and all that, but that backup does not save software and OS.

    Regards, Dennis

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  • Sun, Dec 2 2018 7:18 PM In reply to

    • Matthew Clulow
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    Re: Can I Buy Hard Copy of MC Software

    Im still running an older version 4.08 and the hardrive has crashed in this old machine, a few times. While I own the disks for rebuild, I'm running raid 1. Each time the drive dies I pop in a new drive and it rebuilds itself off the raid drive.

     

     

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