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Logic 9 Upgrading to 'Logic 9' from 'Logic 8 Upgrade' - will I be asked for Logic 7 serial?

Discussion in 'Logic 9' started by jaybz, Dec 26, 2010.

  1. jaybz

    jaybz New Member

    If I'm upgrading from Logic 8 (itself an upgrade from Logic 7) to Logic 9, will I need my Logic 7 serial number? I have my Logic 8 serial number, but do not have my Logic 7 serial number after a move.
    Thanks very much.
  3. Pete Thomas

    Pete Thomas Administrator Staff Member

    I don't think so, I asked this on another forum and was told "no".

    I'm not sure you even need the L7 serial number to install Logic 7, it's more of a thing you need for tech support (which is probably long gone anyway)

    I hope this is the right answer (I've also lost my Logic 7 serial number and I need to keep running 7 as it's useful for converting very early versions as L8 and 9 won't open them)

    If someone can confirm/deny or add to this please do so!
  4. Markdvc

    Markdvc Administrator Staff Member

    An XSKey mit Logic (Gold or Platinum) 5, 6 or Logic Pro 7 is also acceptable in order to complete a Logic Studio 8 or 9 installation.

    kind regards

  5. georgelegeriii

    georgelegeriii Senior member

    Actually, a Logic 8 serial number will work fine for a Logic 9 upgrade. I often do installs for clients who have this situation.

    What you WILL need a Logic dongle for is to open and convert any old pre Logic 7.2.3 sessions in Logic 7....
  6. zerobeat

    zerobeat Senior member

    Paid Logic upgrades require proof of ownership of the original program. In your case, the original program was Logic 7. Proof of ownership of that was the XSKey.

    Therefore, your XSKey needs to be plugged in while installing the Logic 9 upgrade.
  7. georgelegeriii

    georgelegeriii Senior member

    Well, since there are conflicting answers, i suggest you try the update with the Logic 8 upgrade serial when it asks for proof and see what happens.
  8. jaybz

    jaybz New Member

    Ah, two conflicting answers.
    Working on the assumption that you're correct georgelegeriii, have you ever upgraded from Logic-8-upgraded-from-7 to Logic 9 without Logic 8 (or indeed 7) installed? Is that possible?
    Anyone else have experience of either zerobeat or georgelegeriii being correct??
    Many thanks.
  9. jaybz

    jaybz New Member

    I guess what I'm trying to eliminate is that maybe Logic just detected the old version(s) and so allowed the install of 9...
  10. zerobeat

    zerobeat Senior member

    If no proof of ownership of the original program is required, but simply a serial number of another upgrade (which obviously doesn't cost as much as the original program), then that's a flaw in their copy protection routine.

    In no case is a previous install of the program itself required. Just proof of ownership.
  11. doofus

    doofus Member

    I recently upgraded a colleague's computer from 8 to 9, and was only asked for the "9" serial number. I'm sure the system detected the existence of 8.
  12. jaybz

    jaybz New Member

    was the copy of 8 upgraded from 7 though?
  13. doofus

    doofus Member

    no, it was a full install of 8.
  14. mmm42

    mmm42 Senior member

    If the system finds an old serial number, it won't ask you for it again. That's why most people only have to enter the upgrade number.

    If you install on a fresh system, you enter your Logic 9 serial number. If this is an upgrade number, you will need to enter a serial number for an older full (non-NFR, non-Education) version of Logic! This can be an XSKey with a full license of e.g. Logic Pro 7, but _not_ an upgrade serial number to Logic 8. Older upgrade number become useless if you want to upgrade to the latest version.
  15. pfloyd714714

    pfloyd714714 Senior member

    I upgraded to 9 yesterday and was asked for no serial numbers of previous versions, nor was I asked to insert my XSkey from Logic 6.

  16. StevenCee

    StevenCee New Member

    Ouch. I just tried installing a Logic 9 Express upgrade, from my 8 Express. It asked for my 8 serial number, but when I put in the one I had, it said it was an upgrade serial number, and it needed the original serial number. Well, the one I entered is the only one I have or can find. Is there anything at all I can do? And I don't understand why the serial number of the current one on my computer is enough, even if it's "only" the upgrade serial number, cause, wouldn't I have had to prove ownership for the 8 to have been installed?
  17. gdoubleyou

    gdoubleyou Senior member

    What version of the OS are you USING?

    Currently Logic Express 9 doesn't exist as an Apple product.

    It's been replaced by Logic Pro 9, and it's ONLY available via download at the Mac app store for $199.

    The Logic Suite product, no longer exists, and Mainstage is available for $29.99!

    If you look hard you may find a boxed set.

    Also check with Apple, they should have all registered app on record.


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