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Carl Filoreto
New MacBook Pro won't take FCP 7.0.3 serial number
on Oct 8, 2011 at 2:54:43 am

This is starting at the basics. I just purchased a new 17 inch MacBook Pro and migrated my files from my MacPro. Everything works handily except for FCP 7.0.3. When I try to open it, I get a window asking for a serial number. I have the original discs and packaging and entered the number. Then I'm informed it's not a valid serial number. Repeat, same result. Groundhog Day.

When I bought the laptop, I specifically asked if FCP 7 would migrate, and was told it would with no problems. Not so much. I've seen a number of posts like this on the Apple support forums, but no solutions. Of course, the new computer is running on Lion, which I've avoided until this point.

Any help would be great! Thanks.

Carl Filoreto
Golden, CO.
Elk Run Productions, Inc.
http://www.elkruntv.com


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walter biscardi
Re: New MacBook Pro won't take FCP 7.0.3 serial number
on Oct 8, 2011 at 10:43:54 am

You should never migrate pro software using the Migration assistant.

Delete all of your pro applications and do a proper install from the original discs.

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Carl Filoreto
Re: New MacBook Pro won't take FCP 7.0.3 serial number
on Oct 8, 2011 at 1:05:19 pm

Thanks Walter. My question would be, which original discs? I have the Final Cut Studio V3.0 upgrade, and the Final Cut Studio 2.0.1 version, which is also an upgrade.

I've never needed to uninstall FCP completely, so can I do the installation solely from the upgrade discs?

Thanks again.

Carl Filoreto
Golden, CO.
Elk Run Productions, Inc.
http://www.elkruntv.com


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Steve Eisen
Re: New MacBook Pro won't take FCP 7.0.3 serial number
on Oct 8, 2011 at 2:02:08 pm

Install FCS 3. To make the install faster in the future, create a Disk Image of your FCS discs.

Steve Eisen
Eisen Video Productions
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Chicago Final Cut Pro Users Group


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Carl Filoreto
Re: New MacBook Pro won't take FCP 7.0.3 serial number
on Oct 8, 2011 at 5:49:56 pm

Thanks! In the end it took the elimination of the FCP ident file, an uninstall, reinstall from FCS3, the serial number from FCS3, and then a new serial number generated at Apple tech support.

Apple still reluctantly providing support for FCP7 even though the 90 days since the termination of the app have expired.

Carl Filoreto
Golden, CO.
Elk Run Productions, Inc.
http://www.elkruntv.com


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