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Logic Pro 8 ask for xskey after installing Logic Sudio 8.0.2

#1
I have a new Macbook and installed Logic Studio again. But now Logic asked my xskey serial number and it doesn,t work. The xskey was defect about a year ago but after that it always worked well.

How can I solve this. My normal serial number is OK but the XSKey number is wrong.
 
#6
It was broken for more than a year ago and Apple don't give new ones. But on my old Macbook (it's still alive) it workes without the key on 8.02. But now with my new Powerbook I have to have the Key or the serial number. The key is broken and the serial number is refused bij Logic Pro.
 
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Sascha Franck

Guest
#7
The XSKey *needs* to be physically connected to your computer when installing the update version of Logic 8, there's no way around it. Once you run it for the first time, you can disconnect the key and store it at some safe place, Logic will never ask for it again.

With a broken key, you better make sure to find it. Perhaps you can talk to Apples support and when you send in the broken key, they might send you a full version of Logic 8 rather than an update (the full version doesn't need any key at all).

You may as well try to copy your existing (and still intact, as you say) Logic installation to your new machine (just make sure to also copy the preference files related to Logic). No idea whether that'd work, but it's perhaps worth a try.
Or you could perhaps even check whether the migration assistent (I never actually used it myself) allows for the transfer of single applications and their settings.

- Sascha
 

Orren Merton

Logic Samurai / Administrator
Staff member
#9
It was broken for more than a year ago and Apple don't give new ones. But on my old Macbook (it's still alive) it workes without the key on 8.02. But now with my new Powerbook I have to have the Key or the serial number. The key is broken and the serial number is refused bij Logic Pro.
Really, the only chance you have is to email Apple support in your country, tell them the story, and see if can help somehow.

Orren
 
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