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How do I update my copy of Final Draft 8?

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How do I update my copy of Final Draft 8?

Answer

Windows

Download the free installer HERE.

Updating your copy of Final Draft will NOT affect your scripts, which are saved separately on your hard drive.

Windows 10:

  1. Open Final Draft and go to Help > Deactivate > Online Deactivation. Click through until the program has been deactivated. If the computer is not online, click HERE for directions for manual deactivation;
  2. Close Final Draft 8;
  3. Click the Start button and type "Final Draft" (without quotes);
  4. Right-click the Final Draft 8 icon and choose Uninstall;
  5. Select Final Draft and click Uninstall;
  6. When this is complete, run the 8.0.3 installer.

Windows 8:

  1. Open Final Draft and go to Help > Deactivate > Online Deactivation. Click through until the program has been deactivated. If the computer is not online, click HERE for directions for manual deactivation;
  2. Close Final Draft 8;
  3. At the Windows Start screen (the one with the tiles) type "Uninstall" (without quotes) and choose Uninstall a Program;
  4. Select Final Draft and click Uninstall;
  5. When this is complete, run the 8.0.3 installer.

7 / Vista:

  1. Close Final Draft 8 (if it's open);
  2. Go to Start > Control Panel;
  3. Choose Programs > Uninstall a Program;
  4. Select Final Draft and click Uninstall;
  5. When this is complete, run the 8.0.3 installer.

XP:

  1. Close Final Draft 8 (if it's open);
  2. Go to Start > Control Panel;
  3. Choose Add/Remove Programs;
  4. Select Final Draft and click Remove;
  5. When this is complete, run the 8.0.3 installer.

Macintosh

Download the free installer HERE.

  1. Open Final Draft and go to Help > Deactivate;
  2. Choose Online Deactivation;
  3. Quit Final Draft (Command + Q);
  4. Run the 8.0.3.1 installer (10.12 - Sierra* / 10.11 - El Capitan / 10.10 - Yosemite / 10.9 - Mavericks / 10.8 - Mountain Lion - 10.8 / Lion - 10.7 / 10.6.8 - Snow Leopard) or the 8.0.1 installer (OS X 10.6.0 - 10.4.11).

*More information on Final Draft 8 on Sierra is here:  I have Final Draft 8 on macOS (Sierra / 10.12) and it crashes when I try to print or use print commands for a PDF.


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Views: 11486 Created on: Dec 28, 2009
Date Updated: May 23, 2017
Tagged: install, update


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