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Difference between Ableton Live and the Education Version
Grabbed a copy of Ableton Live 7 the other day but found out that I had bought the Education Version instead. I know thats its cheaper and am a bit skeptical that it might have sections missing. It also states on the cover that ''Proof of educational eligibility and mandatory reistration required when installing the software''. I currently go to Tafe, would this be enough for me to register Ableton. If its not the same as the proper version then I will return it and get the full version. Your help would all be greatly appreciated because I don't want to open it up and realise that its not what I wanted or that I can't register it and therefor I have just wasted my money. Cheers
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There's no difference in the product itself, it's exactly the same Live. The education pricing is an incentive to get the poor-ass student crowd to actually purchase their software - and a good incentive it is too!

I would however be a bit curious as to how you unwittingly bought an education version (assuming you didn't know at the time...) and if you were charged appropriately.

As for the proof-of-enrolment issue, that tends to be cleared at the point of sale so again it's a bit questionable that you would be sold an EDU copy without due process at the retail end....

All in all though - EDU versions are as a general rule the exact same product with cheaper pricing for people who prove their educational credentials.
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I got the education version as i am 17, no dramas i just showed my school library card

Was that easy.

I payed 750 for my education version, it was the Suite Edition however.

I wonder though, if i went to tell it to a person would it matter.... not that i would, i love Live :-)

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i got my version of live edu for $249 USD download and it is full version
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I believe you can't upgrade the educational version though
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^^ I don't think your correct

Dunno but

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These days, whenever I'm balls deep, I can't help thinking "I cant wait to tell my buddies on ITM"

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^^Some companies won't allow edu products to upgrade, namely Apple with Logic, others do. I believe that Ableton DO allow edu upgrades.
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Cheers PT

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These days, whenever I'm balls deep, I can't help thinking "I cant wait to tell my buddies on ITM"

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im a student but i like the fact torrents allow upgrades at no extra charge

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my bad.. I had a friend buy logic the other week & I got her to check that she could upgrade it & you couldn't, I thought Live was the same...
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im a student but i like the fact torrents allow upgrades at no extra charge

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im a student but i like the fact torrents allow upgrades at no extra charge

haha

i assume that was a funny
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my bad.. I had a friend buy logic the other week & I got her to check that she could upgrade it & you couldn't, I thought Live was the same...

what do you mean can't upgrade Logic? on education version?
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Loaded Ableton up last night and registered it on the net and was able to download the upgrade no problem with the educational version
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yeh i just noticed this on the bottom of an auction, i thought the price looked to low for the retail version.


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To activate and unlock this software you will need affiliation with an academic institution either be a student, teacher, faculty member, member of church or any non-profit organization.
It can be use anyone kid or adult school id or report card and you will be fine.does not have to be yours you could use your brother friend anyone would use this product.
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The flipside, they lock you out when they block the serial

just bought Ableton Suite 8 Educational for $750 and happy as anything!

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The flipside, they lock you out when they block the serial


what do u mean by this?
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what do u mean by this?

Possibly that he was dumb enough to try to download a legit update for pirated software. j'ai pitié de l'imbécile!
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ok i got a question, im not a student but i want Ableton live, i found ableton Live 8 education edition on amazon way cheaper thn ableton live 8, and if im not a student will be able to use it even tho im not a student? or will it back fire on me and just waste my money and not be able to use it cuz im not a student
plz help
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You'll be fine. It upgrades to a full version at the next release.
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ok i got a question, im not a student but i want Ableton live, i found ableton Live 8 education edition on amazon way cheaper thn ableton live 8, and if im not a student will be able to use it even tho im not a student? or will it back fire on me and just waste my money and not be able to use it cuz im not a student
plz help

Hang on, are you a student?
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You'll need to provide proof that you are a student at some point.
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