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  • Thu, Nov 24 2011 11:21 PM

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    Running two different versions of MC - dongle question

    Hi,

    So I have two computers.  One old 32bit running MC4.2 and Mojo SDI.. One new 64bit, just about to be running MC6 software only (I will get the Mojo DX at some point but not right now).

    Therefore... once I activate my dongle for MC6 will I still be able to access my old MC4 with the dongle in case of emergency or will my dongle dictate that I have to upgrade the old MC4 as well?  It'd be good to keep the old system setup as is just in case I need to make any digi betas over the next few weeks via the Mojo SDI.

    Hope that makes sense.

    Thanks

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    Re: Running two different versions of MC - dongle question

    DKxyz:

    Hope that makes sense.

    Thanks

    It does make sense Geeked

    I am running MC6 and MC 5.5 on - both use the MC6 blasted dongle.

    There should not be any problems with previous versions of MC.

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    Re: Running two different versions of MC - dongle question

    drbgaijin:
    both use the MC6 blasted dongle.

    NB: I am not swearing mildly Stick out tongue, the term for updating a dongle is called "blasting", I believe!

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  • Thu, Nov 24 2011 11:52 PM In reply to

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    Re: Running two different versions of MC - dongle question

    Excellent, thank you!

  • Fri, Nov 25 2011 2:20 PM In reply to

    Re: Running two different versions of MC - dongle question

    Hello Douglas,

    Are you running the two versions with a dual boot?

     

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    Re: Running two different versions of MC - dongle question

    Shlomo Hazan:

    Hello Douglas,

    Are you running the two versions with a dual boot?

     

    Nope, but almost.

    I use exchangeable caddies, each caddy has its own boot drive.

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  • Fri, Nov 25 2011 3:08 PM In reply to

    Re: Running two different versions of MC - dongle question

    drbgaijin:

    Nope, but almost.

    I use exchangeable caddies, each caddy has its own boot drive.

     

    Thank you.

    Are you using the same win 7 licence in the two drives? If yes, did you have any activation problems (of windows) while installing to the second drive?

     

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  • Fri, Nov 25 2011 3:27 PM In reply to

    Re: Running two different versions of MC - dongle question

    I clone the disks, using Casper. That way, no (re-)installation or (re-)activation of the OS is needed.

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  • Fri, Nov 25 2011 3:29 PM In reply to

    Re: Running two different versions of MC - dongle question

    drbgaijin:
    the term for updating a dongle is called "blasting"
    Used to be "blessing" IIRC. Somehow, it got changed in the course of time.

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    Re: Running two different versions of MC - dongle question

    Job ter Burg:
    Used to be "blessing" IIRC. Somehow, it got changed in the course of time.

    Yes Big Smile

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    Re: Running two different versions of MC - dongle question

    Shlomo Hazan:
    Are you using the same win 7 licence in the two drives? If yes, did you have any activation problems (of windows) while installing to the second drive?

    I have 2 different installs from their own OEM Windows versions.

    I am not quite sure why you need to know all of this.

    This thread is about the backward compatibility of dongles. They are backwards compatible!

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  • Fri, Nov 25 2011 9:26 PM In reply to

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    "... Used to be "blessing" ..."

    Back in the days of NuVista cards, they came with a Key on a floppy disk, tied to the serial number of the card.  Once you installed the card, you ran the key installer, and it copied the hidden file over to your system drive.

    It was a frequent occurance that replacement cards would arrive without the floppy.  Customers would call into support (I worked at Burbank from '95 - '99) and request a "Remote Blessing".  With the use of the utility, "B-Field", we could generate a new key for the customer over the phone.  That was the first time I heard the term "Blessed" or "Blessing".

    When dongles replaced keys, the customer could upgrade their dongle by themselves, and then the term "Blasting the Dongle" came into use.

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  • Sat, Nov 26 2011 11:07 AM In reply to

    Re: Running two different versions of MC - dongle question

    drbgaijin:
    I am not quite sure why you need to know all of this.

    Sorry, I should tell you why I am asking at the first place:

    Job ter Burg:

    I clone the disks, using Casper. That way, no (re-)installation or (re-)activation of the OS is needed.

    This is the answer I was looking for. I know that dongles are backward compatible, but was searching the best ways to use this compatibility.

     

    Thank you Douglas. Thank you Job.

     

    Regards

     

     

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