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re-installing LE 7.1 on a machine with Logic 9

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Aug 30, 2013 2:07 PM

Hi there,


I just bought LE 7.1 in an attempt to open some old projects that I cannot open due to L9 being installed.

Finder says that I will be copying over with an older version.

Is there a work around as I dont have my SL install disc handy (living in tempoary accomadation at the moment)


I am also trying to install L9 on my laptop but have lost my L8 serial

apple is asking for my XS key will thie serial of LE7.1 solve this issue?



Mac Pro 2.8 Quad Core, Mac OS X (10.6.4), 10gb ram
  • Guitartist Level 4 Level 4 (1,065 points)
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    Sep 5, 2013 4:00 PM (in response to Braintree)

    I'd love to try to help, but I've read your post 4 or 5 times and I can't really understand exactly what you're asking.  As near as I can tell you seem to have LE 7.1, Logic Pro 8, and Logic Pro 9 on either a laptop or a desktop?


    Perhaps if you took one problem at a time and stated very clearly what you are attempting to do someone could offer helpful suggestions.

  • Guitartist Level 4 Level 4 (1,065 points)
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    Sep 7, 2013 7:15 AM (in response to Braintree)

    Okay, I think I understand now.  What I don't understand is why the LE7 installer wants to replace the existing Logic installation.  In your Applcations folder I assume you have either "Logic" or "Logic Pro?" (I have "Logic Express.") 


    I see no reason why Logic Express would want to install over Logic (Pro), but you could always try tricking the LE7 installer by temporarily renaming your Logic Pro folder to anything that would make it unidentifiable to the installer; even something like "Logic Pro 9.1" should work.  Another option would be to temporarily drag your Logic folder out of Applications and return it after you install LE7.  You could compress it to a .zip file if you like.


    Re: your LE7 crashing problem in Snow Leopard, perhaps this will help: ow-leopard/


    For the serial XS key you may need to contact Apple support.  I believe it's required only because you're trying to reinstall an upgrade.  If LP9 were the full program you wouldn't need it.

  • Guitartist Level 4 Level 4 (1,065 points)
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    Sep 7, 2013 2:39 PM (in response to Braintree)

    All I can suggest is using Spotlight to try finding your Logic folder.  If you pulled it out of your Applications folder perhaps you grouped it with other music applications in a "Music" folder?


    I'm afraid you're between a rock and a hard place re: Logic 8 and Mountain Lion.  I don't think it will work.

  • Guitartist Level 4 Level 4 (1,065 points)
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    Sep 8, 2013 6:00 AM (in response to Braintree)

    Open Spotlight (top right menu bar) and type "logic."  Assuming that you have allowed Spotlight to index all your drives, it will display your logic folders, wherever they are.  It's possible that you decided at some point to put Logic into a group folder with your other music applications, so you might also try typing "music" or "music apps."  You don't need to choose a folder . . . Spotlight will search them all.


    Re: your screenshot . . . yes, if you try to install LE7 it will overwrite L9 for some reason, unless you find the L9 folder and rename it as I've suggested.


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