Latest post Thu, Nov 7 2019 11:52 AM by Roland Achini. 3 replies.
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  • Thu, Nov 7 2019 9:29 AM

    Migration and Upgrade

     

    I work with Avid Media Composer 2018.12.3 (Perpetual License) on Windows 7. I intend to migrate to a new PC with Windows 10 and to upgrade to MC 2019 at the same time. 

     

    Questions: 

     

    1) A new PC means a new System ID. Will this cause problems? 

     

    2) Which is the best procedure:

     

        a) Directly install MC 2019 on the new PC?

     

        b) First install my old version MC 2018.12.3 on the new PC, then upgrade to 2019?

    MB: ASUS P6TD Deluxe, ATX, Intel X58, QPI 6.4GT/s, Intel LGA1366, 6xDDR3 1600MHz, PCI-E V2.0, On-board Soundkarte. CP: Intel Core i7 920 (2.66 GHz) Quad... [view my complete system specs]
  • Thu, Nov 7 2019 10:10 AM In reply to

    • gswilson
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    Re: Migration and Upgrade

    Hi Roland,

     

    I've upgraded and changed PCs several times in the past 10 years since using MC and I've never had any issues.

    A new PC does not require a new System ID, I've had the same one since installing the first version that I purchased.

    Before doing anything on the new PC make sure that you deactivate MC, and any other software, on the "old" PC. After that it is best if you just install the latest version on a "clean" system and then activate it using Avid Link and your System ID.

     

    Gerry

    MC 2019.9, Win 10 Pro(1809), Asus X99-E WS, CPU i7-5930K -3,5 GHz, 32 GB DDR4 2666-16 RAM, Nvidia GTX 1080Ti GPU(Studio Driver 431.70),Samsung 850 Pro... [view my complete system specs]
  • Thu, Nov 7 2019 10:57 AM In reply to

    • Lukas Boeck
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    Re: Migration and Upgrade

    what gswilson said.

    also you get a 3 week trial on the new machine.

    you can try the latest version on the new machine in trial mode, check if it's stable, make up your mind what version you want without going through an extra activate/deactivate cycle.

    MC 2018.12.2 Cusom bulid Supermicro X9SRL-F, 32 Gig Ram, 3ware 9750 6x6TB Seagate EC Drives, LSI 9207 + LTO-6, Mojo DX, Artist Color, Flanders CM240, GTX... [view my complete system specs]
  • Thu, Nov 7 2019 11:52 AM In reply to

    Re: Migration and Upgrade

    Thank you Gerry and Lukas for your replies.

    Roland

    MB: ASUS P6TD Deluxe, ATX, Intel X58, QPI 6.4GT/s, Intel LGA1366, 6xDDR3 1600MHz, PCI-E V2.0, On-board Soundkarte. CP: Intel Core i7 920 (2.66 GHz) Quad... [view my complete system specs]
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