Installing Multiple Versions of Live

  • Live Versions: All
  • Operating System: All

You may install both Live 10 and Live 11 on your computer.

It's also possible to have multiple minor versions of Live installed, such as the current release version and previous releases. For example:

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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