I have a question about activating MX 11.5 on my windows laptop. It does not recognize files created in MX 2004.
First a little background. I purchased the Mac version of Diector 7.0($499) from Macromedia in 2002 and the Windows version($51) in 2003. Then in 2007 I purchased the MX 2004 cross platform upgrade version($439) from Adobe which I installed on my Mac Powerbook G4 and used it to continue the development of several GB of interactive experiments to accompany my chemistry textbook. Two years ago I purchased a Gateway windows laptop and tried out some of my projectors and found some cross platform problems. So I attempted again to install MX 2004 on my Gateway computer but was unable to and when I contacted Adobe for help the internet response was that my MX 2004 had expired two weeks earlier. I had never heard of a software expiration date.
A couple of weeks ago I was able to obtain a trial version of MX 11.5 on my Gateway. I concluded that further development of these projectors would have to be carried out on the Windows computer since MX 11.5 will not run on a Powerbook G4 operating system. So I have again attempted to load MX 2004 onto my Windows laptop. When I type in the serial number a green confirmin check mark appears when I type in the last digit. Then clicking on Continue asks for the serial number I am upgrading from. Neither 7.0 serial number is recognized.
So does this mean that I wil lnot be able to use MX 11.5 upgrade on the Gateway laptop?
The problem is that MX 11.5 does not recognize a MX 2004 file. Only by opening it in with MX 2004 and then upgrading can I get 11.5 to recognize it. So is my only solution to purchase a new Mac laptop, load MX 2004 onto it, copy MX 11.5 from my Windows laptop and perform my authoring on the new system? It's an expensive alternative.
I apologize for my 80 year old brain takking your time and not solving this problem.
Are you deactivating the license on your old system before trying to activate it on your new system?
Thank Dee McDee. Sorry for the delay. No, I have not deactivated it but how would the Windows laptop know that? Based on what has happened so far I am reluctant to remove it from the Powerbook since my ability to reinstall it may have expired on the Mac as well. The supplemental software for the this project only runs on the Mac.
PROBLEM SOLVED! By activating 11.5 I am able to open MX2004 files and save them as 11.5 format.
I was unable/forgot how to add this to our Director forum.
I appreciate your response.