Will installing Max 8 cause trouble with my earlier Max versions?
On Windows: Installing Max 8 or greater will not affect installations of Max 7.3.5 (and lower). However, it will overwrite any currently installed versions of Max that are 8 or greater.
On Mac: Both Max 7 and Max 8 show up as “Max” in your applications folder. This means if you have Max 7 installed and go to install Max 8, you will be asked if you want to write over the previous version. If you want both installed, change the name of Max 7 application from “Max” to “Max 7”.