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MATLAB does not run on new iMAC

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Solke Bruin
Solke Bruin on 14 Mar 2024
Answered: Walter Roberson on 14 Mar 2024
Got a new iMAC. Copied all applications from my old iMAC. MATLAB does not run on my new iMAC

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Hassaan on 14 Mar 2024
@Solke Bruin Do a fresh install(re-install) of MATLAB.
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John D'Errico
John D'Errico on 14 Mar 2024
Edited: John D'Errico on 14 Mar 2024
You do not say what OS version you have on the iMac, though I can guess, since you say it is a new iMac.
The problem is most likely, you have an old release of MATLAB that you want to run on it. You did say you just copied the old applications over to the new computer. That will sometimes be problematic with applications, since they may have been specific to the older machine they were running on. This new iMac will have a completely different chip set on it. It is not just software, but very different hardware under the hood.
Assuming the OS on your iMac is macOS Sonoma (14), you should look at the system requirements page for MATLAB on the Mac.
What you will find is almost certainly, you will need to use a newer MATLAB release than you want to install.
Sorry. It is time to upgrade your release to go with that nice shiny new computer.
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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 14 Mar 2024
You need to deactivate on your old Mac and reactivate on your new Mac.


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