Movie Magic Budgeting 7 - Installation

These instructions will assist you with installing your movie Magic Budgeting 7 software. If you run into any problems with the installation, Customer Service can be contacted via telephone within the U.S. at: 800.624.3472 or 818.955.6331, or email


Step 1. Go to HERE and click on the the appropriate download for your Operating System (Most students will be using the Mac). It would be best to be hard wired to your internet. A wireless system could take much longer or even time-out the download.
Step 2. New window will appear: Opening MMB_FULL_INSTALLER_MAC.dmg. Click Save File.

Step 3. The downloads window will open, this will include a status bar for the download. It will take approximately 10 minutes and require a strong stable internet connection.

Step 4. Once the download is completed locate the dmg file MMB_FULL_INSTALLR_MAC.dmg.

Step 5. Double click the dmg. file. A new window will appear. Double click MMB_MAC_7.2.2178

Step 6. A security window will appear “MMB_MAC_7.2.2178” is an application which was downloaded from the Internet. Are you sure you want to open it?” Click Open

Step 7. The software will begin to load. Once completed the welcome screen will appear. Complete each step.
a. Welcome- read then click Next.
b. License Agreement- select I accept the terms of the License Agreement then click Next.
c. Choose Install Folder- click Choose... A new window will appear “Select a Folder”. Locate the desktop, click Choose. Click Next.
d. Choose a Alias Folder- Select “In the Dock”. Click Next.
e. Summary- Review your selections, if correct click Next, if not click previous to fix the concern.
f. Enter Password- enter your laptop’s administrator password. Click Next.

  • Per the Developer: Special characters in the computer's administrator password will cause an error to occur that will not allow you to complete the installation

g. Installing- The installation will complete.
h. Important Information- Read then click Next.
i. Installation Complete- Click Done.

Step 8. A new window will appear- Do you want to Launch Movie Magic- Click Yes

Step 9. An important announcement about Movie Magic versions will appear, Click Ok.

Step 10. The software will open. The Activation Wizard window will open next. Click Activate License.

Step 11. Locate the activation code in your email. Enter this code in the space provided. Click Next.
Step 12. Complete the required registration. Then you will be ready to begin exploring the new software.


Here are the steps to resolve "Error -8" when activating the software in OSX Sierra:

Navigate to this file path in Finder: Applications\Movie Magic\MM Budgeting\Config\Util There will be a ZIP file. Unzip it and run the program following the instructions.

This program will repair your license and allow you to properly activate your computer and resolve the Error -8. 

You may or may not receive a message that the program completed with errors, this is fine. You should now re-open the budgeting program. It will prompt you to enter your license number again. 

Your product should then be activated after reviewing your contact information.


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