Sibelius 4.1.5 installation instructions

Here are installation instructions for Windows and Mac.

Installing the update on Windows

Important! Before you install

  • Quit Sibelius 4
  • Quit any other running programs, including programs that are resident in your system notification area (the little area next to the clock in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen). In particular, you should temporarily quit (not just sign out) MSN Messenger, Microsoft Anti-Spyware, and your anti-virus software. (All of these programs have been known to "lock" the Windows Fonts folder, preventing the installation of updated copies of the Sibelius fonts.)

Installing the update

  • If you've not already downloaded the update, choose Help > Check For Updates in Sibelius to download it now and save it to your Desktop.
  • When the update has downloaded, double-click the Sibelius41to415Update.exe file on your Desktop to start the update.
  • If you are running Windows XP Service Pack 2 or later, you may see a warning about running programs that you have downloaded from the Internet: just click Run.
  • A pretty splash screen appears, then the updater launches. Click Next.
  • You are given the opportunity to read the Sibelius license agreement. This has been updated and supersedes any previous license agreements you have agreed to. Read it, and click Next.
  • Things whizz by on the screen as Sibelius 4 is updated. Be patient: this can take a little while (and the estimate for how much time is remaining may not be accurate).
  • You will be told that your copy of Sibelius has been successfully updated. Click Finish.

After you install

Now run Sibelius again to check that it has been successfully updated. After running it, choose Help > About Sibelius to check the version number. It should read Version 4.1.5 build 104.

Read about what's new in Sibelius 4.1.5 ».

Problems?

If you encounter any problems updating to Sibelius 4.1.5, please contact technical support.

Installing the update on a Mac

  • Before you begin, quit Sibelius if it is running.
  • If you've not already downloaded the updatechoose Help > Check For Updates in Sibelius to download it now and save it to your Desktop.
  • Most web browsers will automatically mount the downloaded Sibelius41to415Update.dmg disk image, so you should see a volume called Sibelius 4.1 to 4.1.5 Updater on your desktop. If you don't see it, double-click Sibelius41to415Update.dmg to mount the disk image.
  • Double-click the Sibelius 4.1 to 4.1.5 Updater.pkg file inside the mounted disk image to start the update.
  • A pretty blue window appears. Click Continue.
  • Read the Important Information and click Continue.
  • You are given the opportunity to read the Sibelius license agreement. This has been updated and supersedes any previous license agreements you have agreed to. Read it, and click Continue. You will be asked whether you agree to the license agreement: click Agree.
  • You will be asked to choose the destination volume for the update. Select the volume on which Sibelius 4 is currently installed and click Continue.
  • You're now ready to start the update: click Upgrade to begin.
  • Things whizz by on the screen as Sibelius 4 is updated. Be patient: this can take a little while (and the estimate for how much time is remaining may not be accurate).
  • You will be told that your copy of Sibelius has been successfully updated. Click Close.

After you install

Now run Sibelius again to check that it has been successfully updated. After running it, choose Sibelius > About Sibelius to check the version number. It should read Version 4.1.5 build 105.

Important! If you are running Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, you require a further patch to enable full compatibility with your operating system. Click here to download it.

Read about what's new in Sibelius 4.1.5 »

Problems?

If you encounter any problems updating to Sibelius 4.1.5, please contact technical support.

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