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  • Wed, Sep 23 2020 3:11 PM

    • Jack_E
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    Switching from MC First to Ultimate

    Hi There

    I am having issues getting my machine to 'forget' about MC First. I ran it as a test (I work at a university) and need to switch back to ultimate. We have a volume license server on the network (our usual method of licensing). Link seems to think MC is activated via the VLS, yet when I launch the software it is still in First mode. I've tried a full uninstall-re-install with no luck. 

    I'm running:

    iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Mid 2015), 3.3 GHz Intel Core i5, 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3

    OS: 10.13.6

    MC 2020.8, Link 2020.6

    Any guidance on this would be much appreciated.

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  • Wed, Sep 23 2020 3:34 PM In reply to

    Re: Switching from MC First to Ultimate

    Hi Jack, You should contact Avid Support: Select Broadcast & Video, then on the next page click Annual Contract Support and call the number listed for your area.  Help with activation issues is free, and it's option 2 from the phone menu. If you don't get anywhere with them, send an email to Raff Condalor (  He is Avid's customer advocate, and can help you.

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  • Wed, Sep 23 2020 3:54 PM In reply to

    • RalphC
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    Re: Switching from MC First to Ultimate

    Thanks Carl! @Jack I open a case for and escalated right away 04024165.






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