M4L 6 and 7 installed simultaneously or just 7

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annadyne
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M4L 6 and 7 installed simultaneously or just 7

Post by annadyne » Wed Nov 04, 2015 2:04 pm

Hi,
This might be a silly question - would there be any point in keeping M4L 6 installed instead of just replacing it with M4L 7?
I have a huge number of version 6 devices - will they open up fine in 7?

Thanks much, peepz!

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Re: M4L 6 and 7 installed simultaneously or just 7

Post by jonbenderr » Wed Nov 04, 2015 4:01 pm

It's best to try and open those devices with 7 and see. For the most part things should be compatible.

Version 7 will not overwrite your version 6 install.

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Re: M4L 6 and 7 installed simultaneously or just 7

Post by chrk » Wed Nov 04, 2015 4:45 pm

From the cycling74 forum: Topic: Max 7 Backwards Compatible? «

When installing m4l 7 you need to set the path in Live's files/folders preferences. So you can't use both versions from Live simultaneously, anyway. And without Max 7 you can't use the Max Essentials 2 (all those shiny new Max devices).

Unless you own a standalone license for Max 6 but not 7, you can just as well ditch the former.

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Re: M4L 6 and 7 installed simultaneously or just 7

Post by annadyne » Wed Nov 04, 2015 6:28 pm

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Re: M4L 6 and 7 installed simultaneously or just 7

Post by oceanzen » Sun Nov 08, 2015 5:49 pm

So you're saying it's safe to delete max6 and live will automatically use max7?

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Re: M4L 6 and 7 installed simultaneously or just 7

Post by chrk » Sun Nov 08, 2015 5:52 pm

oceanzen wrote:So you're saying it's safe to delete max6 and live will automatically use max7?
No, see my answer in your original thread: Installed max7, why is live9.5 still using max6?

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