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fcp_icon.pngSo how many of you out there got a new Mac for Christmas or are starting off the New Year at work with a new Mac?  Lucky you!  So maybe you're selling your older Mac or even giving it away to someone, but what you don't want to do is give away your Final Cut Studio.  So in order to save you a lot of time, there's a really easy way to delete the Final Cut Studio System ID number. 

You will find this information by following this path:  HD >Library >Application Support> ProApps >Final Cut Studio System ID

fcs_system_id_path.gifThen basically just delete the file or move it to the trash.  Anytime someone tries to open up the application, it will prompt the user to input a new serial number.
fcp_licensing_dialog.gifYou might ask, "Why not just uninstall the applications?"  For one, it could take some time.  Also, it might be a situation where the person you are giving your old Mac to already has a license.  Why make them go through the 4 hour install process when all they need is their serial number.

It's also important to note that when upgrading Final Cut Studio, you won't need the original serial number, just the number for the upgrade.  But you will need the original serial number if you've entered a new system ID.

Got a new Final Cut Studio for Christmas or the New Year and don't know where to start?  We have an awesome 5 day training class in Final Cut Studio.  Class sizes are small and you get a lot of one-on-one time with your instructor.  Why not check out our schedule and call to book your class today!  Can't come to Orlando?  No problem!  Our instructors will come to you; call us to find out more about our Onsite Training.

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