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  • Guy Crossman

    January 11, 2022 at 2:47 pm

    I have MC2021.3.0 at home, but I am also using 2018.12.11 at work. I prefer the older version. How do I get rid of the 2021 and reinstall the 2018 at home? Thanks Guy

  • Chris Bové

    January 12, 2022 at 12:40 pm

    Hi Guy. It’s an easy process. First, check your compatibility. Use my little cheat website here:

    If it looks like you are running the correct OS for it, then proceed:

    1) Download the 2018 version at home. Note that it is always advised to use the “ceiling release” of any series. So for 2018 that would be 2018.12.15 because it has the most fixes.

    2) Uninstall the current Media Composer. It’s always best to do so with the uninstaller that came with whatever version you’re running. So on a Mac, that’s Applications/Avid Uninstallers. Run it.

    3) Install 2018.12.15.


    – If you are doing this on the same computer, you do not need to deactivate in Avid Link

    – You will need to create new user settings for MC 2018.12.15

  • Guy Crossman

    January 12, 2022 at 12:43 pm

    Brilliant! Thanks Chris

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