How to Update Pinnacle Studio 10

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How to Update Pinnacle Studio 10
Pinnacle Studio edits content from digital camcorders. (making movie image by bright from Fotolia.com)

Pinnacle Studio is a program that attempts to simplify the process of video creation and editing on computers for amateur and hobby filmmakers. New versions and updates are routinely released. While you cannot use the update function in Pinnacle Studio to obtain a new version of the software, you can make sure that you have all of the updates available for your version, which may improve performance and compatibility with new hardware.

Skill level:
Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Double-click the "Studio Launcher" icon on the desktop, or select it from the "Start" menu. Click the "Pinnacle Studio Plus" button in the window that appears. The Pinnacle Studio utility opens.

  2. 2

    Click the "Help" drop-down menu at the top of the Pinnacle Studio window, and select "Software Updates." Click "OK" to confirm. Pinnacle Studio checks online to see if an update is available. If you can download an update, a new window appears giving you the version number of the update and listing some of the new features.

  3. 3

    Click the "Go Get It" button. A browser window opens and navigates directly to the downloads page for Pinnacle Studio 10.

  4. 4

    Click the "Studio 10.8 Release Update" or another update link. Click the "Download Now" button next to the version of Windows that is installed on your computer.

  5. 5

    Enter the email address that you used when you initially registered Pinnacle Studio 10, and then click "Next." If you never registered the product, you will need to register before continuing. A download window appears for the file "StudioPatch10_8_0_4627.exe." Navigate to the desktop and click the "Save" button.

  6. 6

    Close all running instances of Pinnacle Studio, and double-click the file "StudioPatch10_8_0_4627_light.exe" when the download is complete to install the updated version.

Tips and warnings

  • Save all of your open movie projects before updating. There is a risk that updating the software before finishing those projects might prevent you from opening and working on them.

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