3 Replies Latest reply: Mar 20, 2014 4:53 AM by Russ H
dman5150 Level 1 Level 1

Hello out there. My boot drive went down two weeks ago. I had to download Lion 10.7.5 on another computer so I could make a boot jump drive. This was so I could install it to a 2006 Mac Pro. Got the drive and installed Lion. THEN one of the 2G ram modules went down. Went to my mac store account page and tried to download the PURCHASED Final Cut Pro X. No Dice. It needs 4 gig of ram which I had before the module went down. So tonight, I installed 8 gigs of ram. Fire up the machine... runs great. Signed in to the mac store. I see Final Cut Pro X. Click the install button and it says I have to have 10.9 Mavericks which I can't BECAUSE IT'S A 2006 MACHINE!! I'm in a catch 22. Help!!


Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.5), Apogee Duet, Focusrite Pro 40, Alesis Masterlink
  • Russ H Level 7 Level 7
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    Take a look at this documment on installing the ltest version that's compatible with your OS.

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5919?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US

     

    Russ

  • dman5150 Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks for the reply! Sadly the version of Final Cut Pro X doesn't download from the purchase page. Called Apple. They said I need to find a computer running Moutain Lion (my computer only goes up to Lion 10.7.5) , sign in and dowlnoad the dmg file to a thumb drive. This was a $299.99 bought in Dec of 2011! Also, I bought Motion 5 last summer and it will not download either. A buddy has Mountain Lion on his machine so he may save the day. There should be education to ensure that Pro Apps bought from the Mac store are backed up in case just 3 years later you have a boot drive go down. Very dissapointed.

  • Russ H Level 7 Level 7
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    dman5150 wrote:

     

    There should be education to ensure that Pro Apps bought from the Mac store are backed up in case just 3 years later you have a boot drive go down. Very dissapointed.

    Use feedback and submit your comments. Won't hurt.

     

    To be sure it is a narrow path to follow, but better than before when there was no path whatsoever.. Whether it's OS, iOS, or Windows, there's always the threat that apps and machines will be orphaned by the latest-greatest. I have SL and Lion systems "frozen in time" for exactly those reasons. so I sympathize.

     

    Best of luck "borrowing" ML from your friend.

     

    Russ