Yosemite upgrade need reinstall 3rd party apps?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by spin498, Feb 10, 2015.

  1. spin498 macrumors member


    Nov 24, 2010
    I move around
    Being cautious, I cloned my Hard Drive with Carbon Copy. After running the install I couldn't get several of my 3rd party apps to work. Some outright wouldn't open and some demanded i reinstall the licences. Is this normal? If so I won't be upgrading my main Hard Drive anytime soon.
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    This has nothing to do with Yosemite. This is because some of your apps are licensed to one hardware device only, and when you cloned to the other drive the apps saw that and required you to reregister on the new hardware.

    But if you leave the working apps where they were working on the original drive and install Yosemite over top as an upgrade, you should not need to do anything with app registration.

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