So my initial install of cubase 10 was a disaster.
I installed on a windows 7 pro system that hadn’t seen the internet in two and a half years, and it was the fourth Cubase install on that computer. (8.5, 9, 9.5, 10)
Like others I’ve gotten weird and frustrating behavior from the installation:
-Lots of random shut downs (everything just disappearing)
-Having to ditch my preferences.
-Lots of blacklisted vst’s (64 bit, yes) INCLUDING cubase 10 native .dll’s
So I decided that it might be worth the trouble to install windows 10 and start fresh. (BTW the free upgrade politic from 7-8 still works, I’ve been told)
Now it’s working fine, and I like it a lot. My concerns with it are still here, I’ve discussed them in some other threads (regarding audio align, right-click menu, colors). BUT the ''inexcusable’’ issues are gone. Also, my old cubase project load perfectly now, minus rare occasions where my VST settings are reset, and of course, the global preferences.
I don’t believe that you should have to reinstall windows every time you upgrade a DAW (again, I’ve never had that happen before, and I’ve kept my DAWs offline for 8 years now). I understand that this can be a major frustration for some. Time IS valuable especially if you’re on a shift.
All in all, it doesn’t excuse anything, but I am just trying to be fair with Steinberg. The WORSE case scenario might be needed. In my case it was.
I lost 10 days configuring everything in my system but now I am glad I have, and I can say that I’ve never been this excited about using Cubase, because now it works better than it ever has.