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HOW TO MAKE THE OLD SOFTWARE WORK ON VISTA

Updated on June 22, 2009

Steinberg's Cubase software is one of the easiest to use for making your own recordings. However, the older ones are not compatible with Vista. Many people install it but then cannot get it to operate properly with the mixer. Here is the secret. This is the shortest hub I have ever written, but probably the most useful!

If you have already installed the software, uninstall it. Then, put the disk into the drive, but do not let it run automatically. It will give you an option to auto run. Do not accept that.
Click on the disk in "Computer," which is the Vista equivalent of XP's "My Computer," with a right click. Go to Properties. Check off both the box that says to run in XP compatibility mode AND the box that says to run as adminstrator. Continue with installation as usual.

And here's another tip when moving to Vista from XP: When you go to install the drivers for your older plug-ins (ie printers), go to the website of the manufacturer to install the drivers rather than using the disks that came with them, if they are not new or don't list Vista on the packaging. Otherwise, you get a system sub-spooler error that will pop up on you daily and you will have to reformat your hard drive to get rid of it.

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      puppascott 7 years ago from Michigan (As far as you know...)

      Wow, you really are a computer geek! : )

      This shall be filed away for fututre reference. I am currently running XP, and strengthening my resolve to make the change.

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      advisor4qb 7 years ago from On New Footing

      I will take that as a compliment, thanks!

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      puppascott 7 years ago from Michigan (As far as you know...)

      Yes, that was a compliment. I used to teach electronics 20 years ago, and it was hard enough trying to keep up with technology then. It's goes even faster now, and I'm slowing down.

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      advisor4qb 7 years ago from On New Footing

      Well thank you! It's impossible to keep up sometimes.

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