Installing Multiple Versions of Live

  • Live Versions: All
  • Operating System: All

It's possible to have multiple versions of Live installed on your computer.

Downloading an older Live version

Previous Live versions are available in the download archive. You'll need a corresponding Live serial number in order to authorize the installation.

Installing another Live version

On Mac, you can rename the existing Live application before installing another version:

  • Open your Applications folder.
  • Select the existing Live application and press Enter to rename it.
  • Install the new Live version.

On Windows, you will be asked if you want to replace the present installation. Click "Install other" and follow the instructions.

Authorizing older Live versions

When installing older versions of Live, it may be impossible to authorize Live Online.  In these cases, it is often best to Authorize Live Offline.

Preventing automatic updates

If you're installing an earlier version of Live, you may want to disable automatic updates in Preferences → Licenses Maintenance.

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