So, I’ve finally bought Windows 7 and an SSD for a DAW rebuild. I plan on installing Cubase Studio 5 (which I’ve had since launch but haven’t got around to installing yet) but I have a current project in Cubase Studio 4 that I want to finish too so first of all I’ve installed that. It seems to run okay except that I can’t close it. Doing so just hangs the PC. Sometimes task manager can kill it and sometimes it can’t.
Here’s more info on what I’ve installed:
- Windows 7 64bit (optimised for SSD)
- 64bit W7 drivers for M-Audio Delta 1010 and Edirol UM-2
- Cubase Studio 4.1 (32bit)
- Cubase Studio 4.5.2 patch
I’ve done this twice now - both times starting from a clean installation of WIndows 7 but the result is the same each time.
Fortunately I took the old system disc (WIndows XP 32bit with Cubase Studio 4.5.2) out before I started so I can still re-insert that and continue where I left off but I really would like access to 4GB of RAM which I should get with a 64bit OS and 32bit apps.
Oh, and yes - it was a conscious decision, not a mistake, to choose a 64bit OS and 32bit apps. After a lot of reading it seemed like the right way to go at the moment.
The reason this is driving me nuts is that Cubase seems to save certain settings (like audio card input/output mappings) when you close it and since it never closes cleanly, it never saves those settings. I can’t work like this