Can I revert to a previous Live version? How can I install multiple versions?

  • Live Versions: 8.3 - 9
  • Operating System: ALL

As of Live 8.3, there is only a single Ableton Live 8 application installed. Live's automatic updates functionality ensures that Live 8 will always be kept up to date. 

Having multiple Live copies installed simultaneously is not recommended, but if you would like to do this, here's how:


  • Start the installation of the second Live version.
  • When the installer asks you to either replace the already installed version or install another copy to a different location, choose the latter. 
  • Change the installation path manually. Both versions cannot be installed at the same location.
  • Choose a different name for the Start Menu if asked by the installer.
  • Disable automatic updates in the second Live version.


  • Locate the already installed Ableton Live 8 application on your computer (it is normally stored under /Applications/).
  • Rename Ableton Live 8 to something different.
  • Install the second Live version.
  • Disable automatic updates in the second version.

There are full installers for the latest Live update available in your downloads.