Because of the anounced price increase, I’ve bought the update from C4 to C6 a bit prematurely - might not have been a good idea, though. I don’t intend to start using C6 yet, but was thinking I might try using C5 - but having second thoughts now.
Some time ago, I downloaded the (demo) installation file for the final version of C5. My understanding is that, with a full C6 license on the dongle, this won’t run as a timed-out demo, but continue to operate, and be pretty much the same as having installed from C5 disks.
But, having now thought through this better than I did before I made the purchase , I’ve become a bit concerned in case I might harm the PC’s performance in any way - eg making C4/SX3 or even other software run less well. The PC is getting old, but - puny though it may be compared with the newest PCs - it does all I want for now and the forseeable future, so I wouldn’t want to degrade its performance noticeably.
Hence a few questions …
QUESTIONS ABOUT E-LICENSER SOFTWARE & WXP
To use C5 (under the C6 license), will I need the version of the e-licenser software that I’d need if I were actually running C6?
I’ve read that, for running C6 under WXP, you need .netframework 3.5 + sp1. So must I have that installed for running C5 under a C6 license?
I get licenses on to the dongle by using my internet PC, which currently, has Syncrosoft License Control Center v 5.4.20.01010 installed (but not Cubase). Will that version be sufficient to download a C6 license? If not, will the required version need .netframework 3.5 + sp1 installed on the internet PC?
When running audio software or other software, does .netframework 3.5 + sp1 slow down the PC (appreciably) or demand extra resources?