I am a forum newbie but have been using Cubase since 2004 with SX, SX 2.0 and Cubase 4. I recently got the bug to start writing again but could not find my dongle for Essential 4. I bought a Studio 4 dongle thinking it would work… it did not. I need a Authentication code top open Studio… Then I actually found the dongle for Essential 4…
Anyway my question is, I would like to keep Cubase 4 running on my old laptop so Is it possible to use the dongle I just bought for Studio 4 Educational as my upgrade. Or do I need the activation code for Studio 4 Educational?
I do not want to get rid of SX because those files have not had any success in anything but SX 2.0 (unless Cubase 10 can read them).
You do not “buy a Dongle for Studio 4”. You buy a dongle, and download a License for whatever Version onto it.
If you want to perform an upgrade, you Need a License you can upgrade from. If you have an empty Dongle, there is Nothing you can upgrade from.
You can upgrade from your Cubase 4 license, but have to use that dongle then.
as far as i understand it - steinberg has posted sticky note in this forum to say that you can run cubase sx3 with any full cubase license of a higher version (4/5/6/7/8/9/10) as long as u have the latest elcc software installed + perform maintenance tasks etc it should work;