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Final Cut Studio 2: Option to install Final Cut Pro is dimmed

March 10, 2008

I’ve dealt with this particular problem before, and I encountered the same one today. I’ve got the call to install Final Cut Studio 2 on a Mac Pro. The owner told me that the installer wouldn’t let him to install Final Cut Pro on his brand new Octo-Core Mac Pro. I remember I had encountered this problem a few month ago, and I do know that it had something to do with Logic Studio installation. The “correct order” is to install Final Cut Studio first, then install Logic Studio. All I needed to do is to delete one particular file in the installation receipt folder, the thing is I don’t quite remember what file to delete.

A short trip to Apple Support page refreshed my memory. Here it is:

http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1110

Final Cut Studio 2: Option to install Final Cut Pro is dimmed

Symptoms
If you install Final Cut Studio 2 after having installed Logic Studio, the option to install Final Cut Pro may be dimmed so that it is not possible to install Final Cut Pro. Other applications can be installed.

This particular issue specifically occurs on systems on which Logic Studio has already been installed.

Products Affected
Final Cut Studio 2, Logic Studio

Resolution
Take the following steps to resolve this issue:

  1. If it is still running, quit the Final Cut Studio Installer.
  2. In Finder, navigate to /Library/Receipts/.
  3. Locate the file named ProMediaIO.pkg and drag it to the Trash.
  4. Run the Final Cut Studio Installer again.

All in all, the installation went smoothly.

One Comment leave one →
  1. Connie permalink
    July 2, 2008 2:32 pm

    Hi,
    I am trying to install Final Cut Studio 2 and I don’t have logic studio installed in my power mac ppc G5 and also don’t have ProMediaIO.pkg as well.
    Why is this?

    What version of Mac OS X do you have installed?
    What other Apple “Pro” Apps do you have installed, such as Final Cut Express, etc?

    Let’s troubleshoot this.

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