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    Can I open Media Composer 8.4 on another system?

    Can I open Media Composer 8.4 on another system? I have it on my laptop as the main editing system but also want to install it at home on my PC. I also would like to open it on my friends Mac. Can I activate and deactivate on these two different PC's and one Mac?

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  • Wed, Jul 1 2015 4:19 AM In reply to

    Re: Can I open Media Composer 8.4 on another system?

    Absolutely - you can install on as many Windows or Mac computers as you want - no limit, really!  You can ACTIVATE on one at a time.  You can either do this via online activation, which takes a few seconds each time, or with a dongle, which you physically plug into the system you want to activate at any given time, and it just works.  I do this all the time on my laptop and home desktop - and sometimes bring it over to a Windows computer.

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  • Wed, Jul 1 2015 5:42 AM In reply to

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    Re: Can I open Media Composer 8.4 on another system?

    Thank you. I thought it changed with this new update.

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  • Wed, Jul 29 2015 4:34 AM In reply to

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    Re: Can I open Media Composer 8.4 on another system?

    What dongle are you using? My ILOCK II won't work even though it is used for all my Pro-Tools programs.

  • Wed, Jul 29 2015 6:53 AM In reply to

    Re: Can I open Media Composer 8.4 on another system?

    Media Composer has never used the iLoc for licensing. The domgles are the hardware licencing option or software activation.

    Don't forget Protools came from Audio Vison which was a different company to Avid (Digidesign) so they took on the iloc licensing for that product and kept it for that range of products. But as internet based licensing was the goal they went that way.

    And in answer to the OP yes install MC on as many systems as you want. you get 30 days trial on each new install you then deactivate via app manager on the active system and activate on the system you want to use. Just remember to deactivate when done as thathas to be done on the active system.

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