Revert to Sib 7.5

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paulfgibson2
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Revert to Sib 7.5

Post by paulfgibson2 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:41 pm

I normally use Sib 7.5, but have recently been using the Sib Ultimate 30-day trial. I will probably revert to my already purchased version; what happens then? Will I get control back for 7.5, which I do not have now? I would assume all the work I've done recently would need to be exported to 7.5, in order to open it again. Can I stop the trial early? I'm afraid of losing everything I've ever done in previous versions. I feel like I'm approaching Y2K!

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MikeLyons
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Re: Revert to Sib 7.5

Post by MikeLyons » Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:37 pm

Any work you have done since the upgrade will need to be exported to Sib 7.5. If you don't do that you'll lose access to it.

What issues are making you want to revert?
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paulfgibson2
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Re: Revert to Sib 7.5

Post by paulfgibson2 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:58 pm

Thanks, Mike
My issue is primarily philosophical/financial: are the improvements in Ultimate sufficiently positive to overcome my resistance to paying every month, forever? So far, the answer is no.
I'm of the age that when you buy a piece of software, you've bought it. You're not required to keep buying it. If an upgrade is offered, then you make a decision. But you're not forced to decide monthly for the rest of your life.
That's the quandary I'm in.
Do you believe Ultimate to be that much better?
P.S. I have limited funds, so I may be better off using them to move to Dorico.

MikeLyons
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Re: Revert to Sib 7.5

Post by MikeLyons » Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:38 pm

So don't go on the subscription model. Go the Perpetual licence model. Cheaper in the long run and easier to ditch if you decide to jump ship to Dorico.
Sib 6.2, 7.5 and 2019.1, Windows 10, 8MB RAM, 7TB 7200RPM Storage, Note Performer 2, EWQLSO, EWQLSC, Harmony Assistant and some others.

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Re: Revert to Sib 7.5

Post by bobp » Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:20 pm

All of which is why I have stayed with 7.5. There have been a few improvements but not enough to make me upgrade.
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paulfgibson2
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Re: Revert to Sib 7.5

Post by paulfgibson2 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:16 pm

Does anyone know how to stop the trial early, so I can go back to 7.5?

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Re: Revert to Sib 7.5

Post by MikeLyons » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:36 pm

Just uninstall Ultimate.

if you left all your sib 7.5 files alone and if you told your machine to keep 7.5, then you're good to go.
Sib 6.2, 7.5 and 2019.1, Windows 10, 8MB RAM, 7TB 7200RPM Storage, Note Performer 2, EWQLSO, EWQLSC, Harmony Assistant and some others.

paulfgibson2
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Re: Revert to Sib 7.5

Post by paulfgibson2 » Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:31 pm

I did leave 7.5 on my computer, but now that I've uninstalled Ultimate, 7.5 is asking to be activated. I used my System ID and Activation ID, but they were rejected. What do I do now?

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Re: Revert to Sib 7.5

Post by bobp » Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:23 am

You may need to try to activate 7.5 a few times. And restart your computer.
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Re: Revert to Sib 7.5

Post by MikeLyons » Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:57 am

Make sure Avid Link is active and you are logged into your account through it.

If this doesn't resolve it, contact ingrid.guce@avid.com directly.
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