Deleting VST Plugins

I assume that my computer lock ups with Cubase 12 Pro is being executed by having a lot of Plugins. What is the quickest way to delete them in Cubase 12 Pro?

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Alan Russell

Your post makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.

What, exactly, is the problem?

No, that is unlikely in the case you mean “having a lot of plugins installed”.

So how do you uninstall them

I have 64 gigs of ram 13 TB of hard space and continuous lock ups while recording or by exiting the program. I have submitted error reports with no solution. The ttwo HOFA PLUG-INS ARE THE ONLY ONES I USE. There has been talk about having too many plug-ins that are loading up in cubase 12 that are causing lock ups in the current version.

If you don’t use them, uninstall them. But this depends on the plugin.
VST3 plugins are mostly fine if you don’t use them.

That could be something else.
Plugins are not the only origin of performance issues.
We had some reports that preinstalled software tools or little helpers interact with system settings and degraded the performance.
Check your main board tools or similar apps first.
And make sure you don’t use game drivers for your graphics card.

I have ~500 plugins installed and no problem with Cubase “locking” up. many people probably have way more…
It is usually just one of those many plugins that is causing the problem, or something completely different (graphics driver, audio driver).
Maybe you could describe a bit more precisely what exactly the problem is and how/when it happens.
Also you operating system/version.
If you are on Windows, you could check for current crash dumps in C:\Users[your user name]\Documents\Steinberg\CrashDumps and upload them here.

I took a look at game mode in windows 11 and it is turned off so I don’t think it’s the graphics card

You are using a Dell system? What has Dell installed on it?
We had real problems with the onboard sound and the bundled software in the past.

I will take a look at apps or programs I am not using in the control panel and delete them.