Kontakt 4 download - is it still available?

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HTBoogie
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206 posts since 2 Jan, 2010

Post Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:10 pm

Is there still a download for Kontakt 4? My Native Instrument account provides a link to download the latest 4 update (4.2.4). But, it gives me the error message:

"No previous installation found. Please run the full product installer before running this update installer."

I would be happy to do so, except that I do not have access to the original installer file from my current location. I cannot find any link at n-i.com.

Note, I am a licensed user of Kontakt and am NOT looking for any cracks. This is for a new computer that I am setting up while traveling for the next few weeks.

Am I just SOL until I return home?

paulbreeze
KVRian
1089 posts since 6 Jul, 2009

Post Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:23 pm

If you have it regged in your account check under Support/My Products & Serials ...

HTBoogie
KVRist
206 posts since 2 Jan, 2010

Post Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:40 pm

It is registered in my NI account. I can see the serial number for it, Battery, Kore, etc. However, there are no links on this page.

I go to the order history page, it only shows "All your Online Shop purchases since September 6, 2011." No orders before that date are shown.

Under Downloads/Updates I only find the above mentioned update. Under Downloads/Unprotected Drivers and Updates the latest version is 3.5.0 for OSX (I am on Windows).

HTBoogie
KVRist
206 posts since 2 Jan, 2010

Post Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:41 am

Bump.

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whyterabbyt
Beware the Quoth
26914 posts since 4 Sep, 2001 from R'lyeh Oceanic Amusement Park and Funfair

Post Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:49 am

Ive never had a full installer available, only updates. Most NI software needs to be installed off the original media first, then updated. That's what the

"No previous installation found. Please run the full product installer before running this update installer."

message has always meant, AFAIK.
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EvilDragon
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17849 posts since 7 Jan, 2009 from Croatia

Post Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:51 am

NI keeps a repository of legacy installers here:

ftp://download.native-instruments.com/

Have fun. I suggest installing Kontakt 4 Player then running your update.

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whyterabbyt
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26914 posts since 4 Sep, 2001 from R'lyeh Oceanic Amusement Park and Funfair

Post Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:53 am

EvilDragon wrote:NI keeps a repository of legacy installers here:

ftp://download.native-instruments.com/
feck me. that's genuinely a major surprise. all these fecking years... :bang: :shock:
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Harry_HH
KVRAF
3360 posts since 4 Aug, 2006 from Helsinki

Post Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:55 am

I had recently the same issue when I changed my laptop.
How to proceed is to contact NI support and if you have some patienty, they
will send you a link to the full version (if you lave the license).
I asked the NI why some products in my account have the full download option, some not. The answer is that its a matter or resources. H.

BDeep
KVRAF
2677 posts since 13 Feb, 2012 from Amsterdam

Post Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:35 am

EvilDragon wrote:NI keeps a repository of legacy installers here:

ftp://download.native-instruments.com/

Have fun. I suggest installing Kontakt 4 Player then running your update.
Hmmm, all these installers (at least, the ones that I looked at) have a suffix U after the version. Which I presume means update, so still no full installers.

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EvilDragon
KVRAF
17849 posts since 7 Jan, 2009 from Croatia

Post Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:38 am

That's why I suggested Kontakt 4 Player download... I think at least that one should be fine.

BDeep
KVRAF
2677 posts since 13 Feb, 2012 from Amsterdam

Post Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:40 am

Ah, yup, you're right.

Seeing that works for Reaktor, it should work for Kontakt.

HTBoogie
KVRist
206 posts since 2 Jan, 2010

Post Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:04 am

EvilDragon wrote:NI keeps a repository of legacy installers here:

ftp://download.native-instruments.com/

Have fun. I suggest installing Kontakt 4 Player then running your update.
Exactly what I was looking for! Installed K4 Player and the update, ran Service Center to authorize and I am good to go.

THANKS!!!

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EvilDragon
KVRAF
17849 posts since 7 Jan, 2009 from Croatia

Post Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:08 am

Booyakasha. :)

HomeWreckerds
KVRer
1 posts since 18 Jun, 2004 from Salt Lake City

Re: Kontakt 4 download - is it still available?

Post Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:15 pm

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In case anyone finds this thread trying to figure out how to activate Kontakt 4 without having the original installation media, the method of downloading Kontakt 4 Player first and then upgrading it in Service Center 2.6 with your serial number from the NI website (or Komplete serial number that it came bundled in) does indeed still work. As you can not download Kontakt 4 or the player from NI I found it here: https://www.download32.com/kontakt-player-d153087.html (https://www.download32.com/kontakt-player-d153087.html)

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