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New Creation Station and Cubase Upgrade - Path?

MWood Stu

I just purchased a new Creation Station to replace my old XP one, and an Upgrade from Cubase 5 to Cubase 7. I'm looking for the recommended upgrade path for Cubase when you have a new PC AND a new version of Cubase.
Do I need to completely deinstall Cubase from the old PC?
Do I need to install Cubase 5 on the new PC and then apply the upgrade, or can I start with the Cubase 7 upgrade disk?
Will the license dongle work on the new PC, or do I need to uninstall it from the old one first?
Please forgive me if this has all been posted before - I looked but didn't see anything. I'll be glad to look at whatever links/advice anybody offers.
October 16, 2013 @06:51pm

Cubase authorization is all based on your authorization key. It doesn't have anything to do with the computer.
So, you just need to buy the right upgrade for the license you already have on your Syncrosoft/Steinberg/eLicenser key.
When you install the upgrade, it's going to verify the license on your key and replace it with whatever version you're upgrading to.
Once the upgrade is registered and authorized on your key, you can install from fresh anywhere you want, the program just won't start without your key attached to the system.
October 21, 2013 @02:16pm