[SOLVED]Upgrade from Cubase 6.5 to 8.5 pro

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[SOLVED]Upgrade from Cubase 6.5 to 8.5 pro

Post by md123 » Sat Jul 16, 2016 12:48 pm


After buying a new mac and seeing that my Cubase 6.5 doesn't work on El Capitan, I have purchased Cubase 8.5 Pro.

Because previously the Cubase 6.5 didn't work on the El Capitan operation system I have uninstalled all Cubase related files on my mac.
Now after buying and downloading the Cubase 8.5 update for cubase 6.5 should I first install the Cubase 6.5 again on my mac and then install the 8.5 update I have just purchased or should I directly install the 8.5 update without the 6.5 installed ?

Does a new dongle arrive especially for the Cubase 8.5 with the mail delivery or do I still use the old dongle to activate the new Cubase ?

Many Thanks !

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Re: Upgrade from Cubase 6.5 to 8.5 pro

Post by Martin.Jirsak » Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:03 pm


You don't need to install Cubase 6.5. Install Cubase 8.5 from the Full installer. Yes, you will use the old USB-eLicenser.
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