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Why does my Max for Live serial number not work when I enter it in Max?

  • Live Versions: 8 - 9
  • Operating System: ALL

Symptom

When I open up Max, click on "Authorize" and enter my Max for Live serial number, Max gives me an error message stating that the serial number is not recognized.

Reason

It is not possible to authorize the standalone version of Max with a Max for Live Serial number - these are two different products!

Max for Live gets automatically authorized when you authorize Ableton Live in the Licenses/Maintenance tab of Live's Preferences.

Live and Max communicate internally and you will never need to launch the Max application manually when using Max for Live.

Please check here for more information on setting up Max for Live.

Related tags: authorization Max for Live