Dorico upgrade from 3.5 to 4.0

Hello! What is the correct procedure for installing the new version? Do you have to uninstall the previous 3.5? Or is it overwritten? How do you prove to be the owner of version 3.5?
Thanx.

You don’t need to uninstall 3.5, they can run independently from each other.

When activating the license in the new steinberg activation manager, it will check your licenses in the old e-Licenser and require you to update your current 3.5 license to a permanent state (I don’t know what that means, but it still works).

I assume Steinberg has 2 ways to check your licenses:

  • see if 3.5 is registered on your account
  • see if 3.5 is in the Soft- or USB-Licenser

Thanks for the reply. Previous projects (version 3.5) that you know open without problems?

I’ve posted a description of the upgrade process here (click).

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for me, dorico 4 isn’t running yet, but in the past it was no problem to open older projects in Dorico 4. It tells you often that the project will be updated to a newer version.

Usually, one was also able to open newer projects in older versions, but of course some of the features go missing again, so I wouldn’t recommend it. Best to keep backups!

Thanks again … let’s cross our fingers and try … :sweat_smile: