I am using Cubase 10.5 pro, Ableton Live with Komplete Kontrol s61 mk2 plus various addons eg Omnisphere etc
I use windows 10 and have a 500gb SSD partitioned into C and D drives and a 2 terrabyte hard drive. The C drive is getting full so it would make sense to re-partition the SSD to a single partition and just use the hard drive for project files. I currently have windows and applications on the C drive with VSTs and project files all over the place
I have been using Cubase for years and have quite a few previous versions installed. There are also quite a few old 32bit VSTs as well as some that were pirate versions and stopped working - so everything is now legal and downloadable again if required. Here are some questions that spring to mind:-
I use Cubase 10.5 pro but my older projects would use 32 bit VSTs - so do I need to keep an older Cubase version and if so which one - considering they were probably made for Windows 8 or maybe earlier and I am using Windows 10.
Would it make sense to put all 64 bit VSTs into one main folder and all 32Bits into another
How much agro am I going to have regarding file associations for projects - will the associated wav files etc all need to be re-associated with the project.
Should I just move the VSTs to my hard drive and then move them back to the SSD or do a complete re-install (I have 100mb fibre to the home but its still going to take a while)
Any tips will be appreciated